Cowra Shire

Household expenditure

In 2022/23, household expenditure on utilities was $3,402 in Cowra Shire, higher 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Cowra Shire2022/232016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2022/23
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,8214.3%$5,0234.0%$5,4805.2%$6,2454.8%-659
Clothing & Footwear$4,9734.4%$5,2204.2%$3,7613.6%$4,3083.3%+1,212
Furnishings & equipment $5,6815.0%$5,9024.7%$5,0134.8%$5,6974.4%+668
Recreation & Culture$12,80711.4%$13,06910.4%$11,63711.0%$12,97710.0%+1,171
Education $4,1353.7%$4,5603.6%$3,7043.5%$4,4203.4%+431
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,0248.9%$10,0128.0%$9,4218.9%$10,2297.9%+602
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,65615.7%$16,63813.3%$17,29816.4%$18,25014.1%+358
Total Expenditure$112,521100.0%$125,446100.0%$105,482100.0%$129,161100.0%+7,039
Net Savings$15,77812.3%$25,57216.9%$9,1608.0%$21,32014.2%+6,618
Total Disposable Income$128,2980%$151,0180%$114,6420%$150,4810%+13,656

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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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Cowra Shire

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