Camden Council area

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $5,113 in Camden Council area, higher compared to New South Wales.

Household Expenditure is modelled based on a set of expenditure items collected every 5 years in the ABS Household Expenditure Survey. Household Expenditure is a useful measure of the economic resources available to households in the area and where their income is spent. Areas with good public transport infrastructure and access to jobs may spend less on transport and more on discretionary spending such as entertainment. More disadvantaged areas may spend a higher proportion of their income on food and transport. An examination of the distribution of household spending per household may provide insights into the socio-economic status of the area.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Camden Council area2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$14,99410.2%$11,3639.6%$13,6698.9%$10,8758.7%+1,325
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,4674.4%$5,0694.3%$7,4134.8%$5,8014.6%-946
Clothing & Footwear$6,3224.3%$4,9434.2%$5,6303.7%$4,3373.5%+692
Furnishings & equipment $7,3815.0%$5,7384.8%$6,4924.2%$5,1814.2%+889
Health$9,8716.7%$7,6116.4%$8,6125.6%$6,7585.4%+1,259
Transport$13,0398.9%$9,3877.9%$16,80510.9%$13,74211.0%-3,766
Communications$3,0552.1%$2,3912.0%$2,5231.6%$1,9661.6%+532
Recreation & Culture$16,10711.0%$12,61710.6%$15,85810.3%$12,86710.3%+250
Education $7,5505.1%$6,2195.2%$8,8675.8%$6,1574.9%-1,317
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,7395.9%$7,2356.1%$12,0347.8%$9,7517.8%-3,295
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $20,64514.1%$16,39213.8%$22,60914.7%$17,74614.2%-1,964
Housing$27,60018.8%$26,18022.0%$28,99018.8%$25,74820.6%-1,390
Utilities$5,1133.5%$3,7123.1%$4,6963.0%$3,8533.1%+417
Total Expenditure$146,883100.0%$118,857100.0%$154,198100.0%$124,782100.0%-7,314
Net Savings$19,65511.8%$31,43220.9%$16,6429.7%$18,90813.2%+3,013
Total Disposable Income$166,5380%$150,2900%$170,8400%$143,6900%-4,301

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year. Learn more

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