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West Coast Council area

Household expenditure

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

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
West Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$9,42111.5%$8,1819.0%$9,07910.3%$6,2397.7%+$342
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$9,38811.5%$3,7574.1%$9,25010.5%$3,9544.9%+$138
Clothing & Footwear$4,1365.1%$2,3212.5%$5,5096.3%$2,0862.6%-$1,374
Furnishings & equipment $4,8285.9%$3,2283.5%$4,9595.6%$2,7223.4%-$131
Health$6,2457.6%$5,3065.8%$6,4447.3%$4,1895.2%-$199
Transport$4,4015.4%$12,01713.2%$5,0445.7%$13,12416.2%-$643
Communications$2,5913.2%$1,9942.2%$2,5332.9%$1,2571.6%+$58
Recreation & Culture$9,33411.4%$5,3935.9%$9,95811.3%$5,0736.3%-$624
Education $3,3324.1%$2,9523.2%$2,9313.3%$2,7293.4%+$401
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,6108.1%$8,4949.3%$5,9946.8%$6,9798.6%+$617
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,58019.1%$14,44215.8%$18,26920.8%$12,00714.8%-$2,689
Housing$3,4074.2%$20,44822.4%$4,4975.1%$18,31122.6%-$1,090
Utilities$2,4793.0%$2,7633.0%$3,3513.8%$2,2952.8%-$872
Total Expenditure$81,752100.0%$91,299100.0%$87,816100.0%$80,964100.0%-$6,065
Net Savings$-5,685-7.5%$22,04019.4%$-3,201-3.8%$18,98219.0%-$2,483
Total Disposable Income$76,067%$113,339%$84,615%$99,946%-$8,548

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

Household expenditure 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, Greater Hobart: 9.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Hobart: 4.1% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Hobart: 3.5% Health, Greater Hobart: 5.8% Transport, Greater Hobart: 13.2% Communications, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Greater Hobart: 5.9% Education , Greater Hobart: 3.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Hobart: 9.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Hobart: 15.8% Housing, Greater Hobart: 22.4% Utilities, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Food, West Coast Council area: 11.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, West Coast Council area: 11.5% Clothing & Footwear, West Coast Council area: 5.1% Furnishings & equipment , West Coast Council area: 5.9% Health, West Coast Council area: 7.6% Transport, West Coast Council area: 5.4% Communications, West Coast Council area: 3.2% Recreation & Culture, West Coast Council area: 11.4% Education , West Coast Council area: 4.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , West Coast Council area: 8.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , West Coast Council area: 19.1% Housing, West Coast Council area: 4.2% Utilities, West Coast Council area: 3.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, West Coast Council area: +$342 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, West Coast Council area: +$138 Clothing & Footwear, West Coast Council area: -$1,374 Furnishings & equipment , West Coast Council area: -$131 Health, West Coast Council area: -$199 Transport, West Coast Council area: -$643 Communications, West Coast Council area: +$58 Recreation & Culture, West Coast Council area: -$624 Education , West Coast Council area: +$401 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , West Coast Council area: +$617 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , West Coast Council area: -$2,689 Housing, West Coast Council area: -$1,090 Utilities, West Coast Council area: -$872
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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