Central Coast Council area

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $3,057 in Central Coast Council area, lower 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
Central Coast Council area2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2021/22
Food$10,15010.0%$11,99810.0%$9,8898.9%$11,3828.9%+261
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,6594.6%$5,5154.6%$5,4544.9%$6,2834.9%-794
Clothing & Footwear$4,1954.1%$4,9664.1%$3,9133.5%$4,5243.6%+282
Furnishings & equipment $5,1155.0%$6,0475.0%$4,9474.5%$5,6974.5%+168
Health$6,3556.2%$7,5156.2%$6,2135.6%$7,1595.6%+142
Transport$7,7017.6%$9,2257.7%$11,60910.5%$13,83010.9%-3,908
Communications$2,1222.1%$2,4862.1%$1,8811.7%$2,1391.7%+241
Recreation & Culture$11,20411.0%$13,15010.9%$11,45810.4%$13,04010.3%-255
Education $3,7893.7%$4,5343.8%$3,8123.4%$4,4263.5%-23
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,8476.7%$8,1586.8%$8,9278.1%$10,2198.0%-2,080
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,94314.7%$17,11814.2%$16,73415.1%$18,47014.5%-1,791
Housing$21,56521.2%$26,26921.8%$22,41720.3%$26,18620.6%-852
Utilities$3,0573.0%$3,5552.9%$3,4103.1%$3,8503.0%-353
Total Expenditure$101,702100.0%$120,536100.0%$110,663100.0%$127,207100.0%-8,961
Net Savings$25,45820.0%$32,23421.1%$15,32912.2%$20,59913.9%+10,130
Total Disposable Income$127,1600%$152,7700%$125,9920%$147,8060%+1,168

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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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