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West Coast Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $2,479 in the West Coast Council area, lower compared to Tasmania.

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
West Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2013/14 - 2018/19
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$9,38811.5%$4,6984.9%$9,25010.5%$5,1345.7%+138
Clothing & Footwear$4,1365.1%$2,6272.7%$5,5096.3%$2,5352.8%-1,374
Furnishings & equipment $4,8285.9%$4,6274.8%$4,9595.6%$3,9974.5%-131
Recreation & Culture$9,33411.4%$8,1048.4%$9,95811.3%$7,4538.3%-624
Education $3,3324.1%$3,2643.4%$2,9313.3%$3,0273.4%+401
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,6108.1%$8,3448.7%$5,9946.8%$7,5568.4%+617
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,58019.1%$17,16917.9%$18,26920.8%$15,47217.3%-2,689
Total Expenditure$81,752100.0%$96,098100.0%$87,816100.0%$89,490100.0%-6,065
Net Savings-$5,685-7.5%$13,53412.3%-$3,201-3.8%$10,90610.9%-2,483
Total Disposable Income$76,0670%$109,6320%$84,6150%$100,3960%-8,548

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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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