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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $2,847 in Coastal Urban Economic Region, higher 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
Coastal Urban Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$10,83012.4%$8,1819.0%$10,23411.3%$6,2397.7%+$596
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,2674.9%$3,7574.1%$5,1105.6%$3,9544.9%-$843
Clothing & Footwear$2,3032.6%$2,3212.5%$2,6332.9%$2,0862.6%-$330
Furnishings & equipment $5,1465.9%$3,2283.5%$4,7525.2%$2,7223.4%+$394
Health$6,6197.6%$5,3065.8%$6,5397.2%$4,1895.2%+$80
Transport$6,1337.0%$12,01713.2%$7,7208.5%$13,12416.2%-$1,587
Communications$2,2042.5%$1,9942.2%$1,7081.9%$1,2571.6%+$495
Recreation & Culture$9,33510.7%$5,3935.9%$9,21110.1%$5,0736.3%+$124
Education $2,3872.7%$2,9523.2%$2,3442.6%$2,7293.4%+$43
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,9257.9%$8,4949.3%$6,8687.6%$6,9798.6%+$57
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,18119.6%$14,44215.8%$17,50919.3%$12,00714.8%-$328
Housing$11,31512.9%$20,44822.4%$13,00414.3%$18,31122.6%-$1,689
Utilities$2,8473.3%$2,7633.0%$3,1943.5%$2,2952.8%-$347
Total Expenditure$87,491100.0%$91,299100.0%$90,826100.0%$80,964100.0%-$3,336
Net Savings$11,38711.5%$22,04019.4%$5,2325.4%$18,98219.0%+$6,154
Total Disposable Income$98,877%$113,339%$96,058%$99,946%+$2,819

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, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 12.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 4.9% Clothing & Footwear, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , Coastal Urban Economic Region: 5.9% Health, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 7.6% Transport, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 7.0% Communications, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 10.7% Education , Coastal Urban Economic Region: 2.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Coastal Urban Economic Region: 7.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Coastal Urban Economic Region: 19.6% Housing, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 12.9% Utilities, Coastal Urban Economic Region: 3.3%
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, Coastal Urban Economic Region: +$596 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Coastal Urban Economic Region: -$843 Clothing & Footwear, Coastal Urban Economic Region: -$330 Furnishings & equipment , Coastal Urban Economic Region: +$394 Health, Coastal Urban Economic Region: +$80 Transport, Coastal Urban Economic Region: -$1,587 Communications, Coastal Urban Economic Region: +$495 Recreation & Culture, Coastal Urban Economic Region: +$124 Education , Coastal Urban Economic Region: +$43 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Coastal Urban Economic Region: +$57 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Coastal Urban Economic Region: -$328 Housing, Coastal Urban Economic Region: -$1,689 Utilities, Coastal Urban Economic Region: -$347
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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