Coffs Harbour City

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $3,020 in Coffs Harbour City, 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
Coffs Harbour City2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2021/22
Food$9,9609.9%$11,99810.0%$9,3698.9%$11,3828.9%+591
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5704.5%$5,5154.6%$5,1654.9%$6,2834.9%-595
Clothing & Footwear$4,1114.1%$4,9664.1%$3,7033.5%$4,5243.6%+409
Furnishings & equipment $5,0185.0%$6,0475.0%$4,6864.4%$5,6974.5%+332
Health$6,2336.2%$7,5156.2%$5,8845.6%$7,1595.6%+349
Transport$7,3767.3%$9,2257.7%$10,62610.1%$13,83010.9%-3,250
Communications$2,0902.1%$2,4862.1%$1,7881.7%$2,1391.7%+302
Recreation & Culture$11,02111.0%$13,15010.9%$10,88710.3%$13,04010.3%+133
Education $3,5953.6%$4,5343.8%$3,4793.3%$4,4263.5%+117
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,6747.6%$8,1586.8%$8,6378.2%$10,2198.0%-962
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,84214.8%$17,11814.2%$16,07215.2%$18,47014.5%-1,230
Housing$21,05620.9%$26,26921.8%$21,92820.8%$26,18620.6%-872
Utilities$3,0203.0%$3,5552.9%$3,2473.1%$3,8503.0%-227
Total Expenditure$100,566100.0%$120,536100.0%$105,470100.0%$127,207100.0%-4,903
Net Savings$23,92119.2%$32,23421.1%$11,3309.7%$20,59913.9%+12,591
Total Disposable Income$124,4870%$152,7700%$116,8000%$147,8060%+7,688

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©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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City of Coffs Harbour

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