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Household expenditure

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In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,917 in Hilltops Council area, lower compared to Regional NSW.

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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Household expenditure
Hilltops Council area2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional NSW $Regional NSW %$ per household% of expenditureRegional NSW $Regional NSW %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$9,0819.4%$9,2289.3%$7,8098.6%$8,6529.1%+$1,272
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,0325.2%$4,9865.0%$3,9414.3%$5,2905.6%+$1,091
Clothing & Footwear$4,0434.2%$4,9905.0%$3,2433.6%$3,5993.8%+$800
Furnishings & equipment $5,1105.3%$5,4545.5%$4,1844.6%$4,2504.5%+$926
Health$5,4515.6%$5,9976.0%$5,1905.7%$5,0935.4%+$261
Transport$10,88611.2%$11,58211.7%$11,60512.7%$12,02912.7%-$719
Communications$2,1242.2%$2,6042.6%$1,3381.5%$1,7461.8%+$786
Recreation & Culture$11,59512.0%$12,87112.9%$11,04412.1%$12,09512.8%+$551
Education $3,7563.9%$3,8533.9%$3,0523.3%$3,4903.7%+$704
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,8848.1%$7,6597.7%$8,7619.6%$7,8208.2%-$876
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,72715.2%$16,52116.6%$14,27715.7%$15,52416.4%+$449
Housing$14,36314.8%$10,48910.6%$13,96615.3%$11,88712.5%+$397
Utilities$2,9173.0%$3,1753.2%$2,7373.0%$3,3213.5%+$180
Total Expenditure$96,968100.0%$99,411100.0%$91,147100.0%$94,795100.0%+$5,821
Net Savings$23,34819.4%$20,20116.9%$27,35323.1%$23,90720.1%-$4,005
Total Disposable Income$120,316%$119,612%$118,499%$118,702%+$1,817

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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

Household expenditure 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, Regional NSW: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional NSW: 5.0% Clothing & Footwear, Regional NSW: 5.0% Furnishings & equipment , Regional NSW: 5.5% Health, Regional NSW: 6.0% Transport, Regional NSW: 11.7% Communications, Regional NSW: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, Regional NSW: 12.9% Education , Regional NSW: 3.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional NSW: 7.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional NSW: 16.6% Housing, Regional NSW: 10.6% Utilities, Regional NSW: 3.2% Food, Hilltops Council area: 9.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Hilltops Council area: 5.2% Clothing & Footwear, Hilltops Council area: 4.2% Furnishings & equipment , Hilltops Council area: 5.3% Health, Hilltops Council area: 5.6% Transport, Hilltops Council area: 11.2% Communications, Hilltops Council area: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Hilltops Council area: 12.0% Education , Hilltops Council area: 3.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Hilltops Council area: 8.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Hilltops Council area: 15.2% Housing, Hilltops Council area: 14.8% Utilities, Hilltops Council area: 3.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Hilltops Council area: +$1,272 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Hilltops Council area: +$1,091 Clothing & Footwear, Hilltops Council area: +$800 Furnishings & equipment , Hilltops Council area: +$926 Health, Hilltops Council area: +$261 Transport, Hilltops Council area: -$719 Communications, Hilltops Council area: +$786 Recreation & Culture, Hilltops Council area: +$551 Education , Hilltops Council area: +$704 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Hilltops Council area: -$876 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Hilltops Council area: +$449 Housing, Hilltops Council area: +$397 Utilities, Hilltops Council area: +$180
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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