Charters Towers Regional Council

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $4,712 in Charters Towers Regional Council, higher compared to Queensland.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Charters Towers Regional Council2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2016/17 - 2021/22
Food$18,53212.2%$12,49410.9%$13,32011.5%$12,02910.5%+5,212
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,7974.5%$4,5974.0%$6,3965.5%$5,7765.1%+401
Clothing & Footwear$6,6354.4%$4,4853.9%$3,8943.4%$3,5153.1%+2,741
Furnishings & equipment $9,5686.3%$6,4605.6%$6,3075.5%$5,6955.0%+3,261
Health$13,1708.7%$8,8987.7%$9,0967.9%$8,2117.2%+4,074
Transport$13,8279.1%$9,2438.0%$11,56710.0%$11,37010.0%+2,260
Communications$3,7322.5%$2,4752.1%$2,3532.0%$2,1281.9%+1,379
Recreation & Culture$18,95112.5%$12,56310.9%$12,38010.7%$11,2019.8%+6,572
Education $4,9813.3%$3,3562.9%$3,9223.4%$3,4423.0%+1,058
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,1627.4%$7,9796.9%$9,0307.8%$8,2467.2%+2,132
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,23617.3%$16,70314.5%$18,91916.4%$17,11715.0%+7,316
Housing$13,3708.8%$22,76419.8%$14,49312.6%$22,17019.4%-1,123
Utilities$4,7123.1%$3,1292.7%$3,7183.2%$3,3622.9%+994
Total Expenditure$151,673100.0%$115,146100.0%$115,396100.0%$114,264100.0%+36,277
Net Savings$31,05517.0%$26,11618.5%$14,61611.2%$18,22613.8%+16,439
Total Disposable Income$182,7280%$141,2620%$130,0120%$132,4900%+52,717

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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