Clarence Valley Council area

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $2,924 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 area2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$7,7379.6%$10,9859.2%$7,7278.9%$10,2128.3%+10
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,0393.8%$4,8194.1%$3,8964.5%$5,5824.5%-858
Clothing & Footwear$2,5553.2%$4,1963.5%$2,7063.1%$4,0273.3%-152
Furnishings & equipment $3,5234.4%$5,2084.4%$3,5374.1%$4,8954.0%-14
Health$4,3695.4%$6,7335.7%$4,7995.5%$6,6715.4%-429
Transport$7,7819.7%$11,0329.3%$9,46110.8%$13,64911.1%-1,680
Communications$1,4881.9%$2,3802.0%$1,2511.4%$1,8081.5%+237
Recreation & Culture$8,53010.6%$11,85510.0%$9,84011.3%$12,63710.3%-1,310
Education $3,7834.7%$5,9555.0%$3,9534.5%$5,9824.9%-170
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,6285.8%$7,8256.6%$6,3237.2%$9,5687.8%-1,695
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,39115.4%$17,84315.0%$13,13315.1%$18,33214.9%-742
Housing$17,49921.8%$26,23222.1%$17,17619.7%$25,70620.9%+323
Utilities$2,9243.6%$3,7493.2%$3,4594.0%$3,9073.2%-535
Total Expenditure$80,248100.0%$118,810100.0%$87,261100.0%$122,975100.0%-7,013
Net Savings$12,86713.8%$25,71817.8%$7,6768.1%$19,38913.6%+5,191
Total Disposable Income$93,1150%$144,5280%$94,9370%$142,3650%-1,822

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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