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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $23,942 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Cook Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$8,5057.2%$11,05110.2%$7,5506.8%$10,77310.0%+955
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,0632.6%$3,9753.7%$2,8732.6%$4,8044.5%+189
Clothing & Footwear$2,0131.7%$3,8843.6%$3,2022.9%$3,4773.2%-1,189
Furnishings & equipment $6,3675.4%$5,3744.9%$7,5386.8%$5,2534.9%-1,171
Health$8,6607.3%$7,7707.1%$11,60010.5%$7,4056.9%-2,940
Transport$5,0224.2%$10,0829.3%$4,2893.9%$11,09410.3%+733
Communications$3,7133.1%$2,5562.3%$1,7131.5%$1,8141.7%+2,000
Recreation & Culture$20,75617.5%$11,22810.3%$18,42716.7%$11,14810.3%+2,329
Education $5,4374.6%$4,7254.3%$3,7743.4%$4,8174.5%+1,664
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,7696.5%$7,3086.7%$12,82411.6%$7,4566.9%-5,055
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,42215.5%$17,05715.7%$16,46014.9%$16,23415.0%+1,963
Housing$5,2594.4%$11,70610.8%$8,3887.6%$15,02113.9%-3,129
Utilities$23,94220.1%$12,06311.1%$11,92110.8%$8,6388.0%+12,022
Total Expenditure$118,930100.0%$108,779100.0%$110,558100.0%$107,935100.0%+8,372
Net Savings-$19,392-19.5%$14,85112.0%-$5,082-4.8%$16,93613.6%-14,309
Total Disposable Income$99,5380%$123,6300%$105,4760%$124,8720%-5,937

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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