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Cook Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $5,108 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 Shire2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$12,51710.0%$10,83510.1%$5,3715.2%$10,86710.2%+$7,146
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2582.6%$3,8943.6%$2,0161.9%$4,6354.4%+$1,242
Clothing & Footwear$1,3681.1%$3,8123.5%$2,5212.4%$3,5283.3%-$1,153
Furnishings & equipment $6,6665.3%$5,3855.0%$5,4095.2%$5,0974.8%+$1,257
Health$8,7707.0%$7,5597.0%$8,7098.4%$7,3246.9%+$61
Transport$16,66913.4%$10,2569.5%$18,43217.7%$11,55010.9%-$1,763
Communications$2,3751.9%$2,6192.4%$1,2441.2%$1,7901.7%+$1,131
Recreation & Culture$15,94112.8%$11,07210.3%$14,02513.5%$10,82010.2%+$1,916
Education $4,7503.8%$4,6174.3%$3,0292.9%$4,6534.4%+$1,721
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $22,26017.9%$7,2986.8%$19,03818.3%$7,1146.7%+$3,221
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,74413.4%$16,97115.8%$11,61211.1%$15,63914.7%+$5,132
Housing$8,2346.6%$19,45318.1%$9,5279.1%$19,22618.1%-$1,293
Utilities$5,1084.1%$3,7883.5%$3,2983.2%$3,9403.7%+$1,810
Total Expenditure$124,661100.0%$107,559100.0%$104,231100.0%$106,183100.0%+$20,430
Net Savings$-21,798-21.2%$10,8239.1%$-3,277-3.2%$16,19313.2%-$18,521
Total Disposable Income$102,863%$118,381%$100,954%$122,377%+$1,909

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Household expenditure 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, Cook Shire: 10.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Cook Shire: 2.6% Clothing & Footwear, Cook Shire: 1.1% Furnishings & equipment , Cook Shire: 5.3% Health, Cook Shire: 7.0% Transport, Cook Shire: 13.4% Communications, Cook Shire: 1.9% Recreation & Culture, Cook Shire: 12.8% Education , Cook Shire: 3.8% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Cook Shire: 17.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Cook Shire: 13.4% Housing, Cook Shire: 6.6% Utilities, Cook Shire: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Cook Shire: +$7,146 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Cook Shire: +$1,242 Clothing & Footwear, Cook Shire: -$1,153 Furnishings & equipment , Cook Shire: +$1,257 Health, Cook Shire: +$61 Transport, Cook Shire: -$1,763 Communications, Cook Shire: +$1,131 Recreation & Culture, Cook Shire: +$1,916 Education , Cook Shire: +$1,721 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Cook Shire: +$3,221 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Cook Shire: +$5,132 Housing, Cook Shire: -$1,293 Utilities, Cook Shire: +$1,810
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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