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Clarence Valley Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,199 in Clarence Valley 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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Household expenditure
Clarence Valley Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$9,91911.5%$10,8638.9%$9,29111.4%$10,1698.7%+628
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7214.3%$4,3223.6%$4,3685.3%$5,0284.3%-647
Clothing & Footwear$4,6105.4%$4,6533.8%$3,2404.0%$4,0413.4%+1,370
Furnishings & equipment $5,1015.9%$5,3094.4%$4,2765.2%$4,6213.9%+826
Health$5,4586.3%$6,7675.6%$5,3176.5%$6,4655.5%+141
Transport$3,8234.4%$12,55310.3%$3,8464.7%$13,12211.2%-23
Communications$2,4372.8%$2,5442.1%$1,5941.9%$1,7731.5%+843
Recreation & Culture$12,77014.9%$12,73210.5%$11,72914.3%$11,99410.2%+1,041
Education $3,0503.5%$5,5504.6%$2,8043.4%$5,6584.8%+246
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,4337.5%$9,3097.7%$6,0207.4%$8,8227.5%+414
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,55616.9%$18,25515.0%$13,53416.5%$17,44414.9%+1,022
Housing$10,88812.7%$25,23720.8%$12,86615.7%$24,56620.9%-1,978
Utilities$3,1993.7%$3,4692.9%$2,9073.6%$3,5613.0%+292
Total Expenditure$85,966100.0%$121,562100.0%$81,791100.0%$117,265100.0%+4,175
Net Savings$4,0864.5%$16,63712.0%$11,10912.0%$23,36116.6%-7,023
Total Disposable Income$90,0520%$138,1990%$92,9000%$140,6260%-2,848

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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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