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Cook Shire

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $5,414 in the Cook Shire, 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Cook Shire2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$10,1147.7%$9,18510.1%$4,5035.5%$9,30110.3%+$5,612
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7952.9%$3,3373.7%$1,3611.7%$4,1084.5%+$2,434
Clothing & Footwear$2,4041.8%$3,1383.4%$1,7712.2%$3,0363.3%+$633
Furnishings & equipment $7,3075.6%$4,5144.9%$3,6144.4%$4,1704.6%+$3,692
Health$11,0128.4%$6,4017.0%$5,3136.5%$5,8146.4%+$5,699
Transport$16,20612.3%$8,7529.6%$16,41520.2%$9,79510.8%-$210
Communications$2,3561.8%$2,1882.4%$7991.0%$1,5701.7%+$1,558
Recreation & Culture$21,07016.0%$9,33210.2%$9,31311.5%$9,46810.4%+$11,757
Education $4,5423.5%$3,9344.3%$2,3502.9%$3,9104.3%+$2,192
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $23,08217.5%$6,3166.9%$15,73719.4%$6,1076.7%+$7,346
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,49113.3%$14,31815.7%$8,52610.5%$13,46314.8%+$8,965
Housing$6,7915.2%$16,52318.1%$9,17511.3%$16,41518.1%-$2,385
Utilities$5,4144.1%$3,2883.6%$2,4213.0%$3,5183.9%+$2,993
Total Expenditure$131,584100.0%$91,225100.0%$81,297100.0%$90,675100.0%+$50,287
Net Savings$-24,595-23.0%$27,03122.9%$21,98321.3%$35,59528.2%-$46,578
Total Disposable Income$106,989%$118,256%$103,280%$126,270%+$3,709

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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

Household expenditure 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.7% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.4% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 4.9% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.6% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.2% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.7% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.6% Food, Cook Shire: 7.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Cook Shire: 2.9% Clothing & Footwear, Cook Shire: 1.8% Furnishings & equipment , Cook Shire: 5.6% Health, Cook Shire: 8.4% Transport, Cook Shire: 12.3% Communications, Cook Shire: 1.8% Recreation & Culture, Cook Shire: 16.0% Education , Cook Shire: 3.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Cook Shire: 17.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Cook Shire: 13.3% Housing, Cook Shire: 5.2% Utilities, Cook Shire: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Cook Shire: +$5,612 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Cook Shire: +$2,434 Clothing & Footwear, Cook Shire: +$633 Furnishings & equipment , Cook Shire: +$3,692 Health, Cook Shire: +$5,699 Transport, Cook Shire: -$210 Communications, Cook Shire: +$1,558 Recreation & Culture, Cook Shire: +$11,757 Education , Cook Shire: +$2,192 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Cook Shire: +$7,346 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Cook Shire: +$8,965 Housing, Cook Shire: -$2,385 Utilities, Cook Shire: +$2,993
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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