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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $2,005 in the Cumberland Council area, lower 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Cumberland Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$8,3519.9%$10,6348.8%$8,9219.6%$9,7918.6%-$570
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,9403.5%$4,3233.6%$3,8084.1%$4,8124.2%-$868
Clothing & Footwear$1,9452.3%$4,7053.9%$2,5992.8%$3,6853.2%-$654
Furnishings & equipment $3,0543.6%$5,5334.6%$3,1433.4%$4,5124.0%-$89
Health$3,6824.4%$6,6195.5%$4,5734.9%$6,3025.5%-$891
Transport$8,0879.6%$12,71410.5%$11,21912.1%$13,33811.7%-$3,133
Communications$1,7652.1%$2,6312.2%$1,4921.6%$1,7411.5%+$273
Recreation & Culture$7,9489.4%$12,97610.7%$8,7839.5%$11,91410.5%-$835
Education $4,7265.6%$5,4274.5%$4,8295.2%$5,4594.8%-$103
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,7885.7%$9,1627.6%$5,5586.0%$8,4187.4%-$770
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $10,73612.7%$18,10415.0%$12,96614.0%$16,59314.6%-$2,230
Housing$24,35128.9%$24,74020.5%$22,06123.8%$24,11021.2%+$2,290
Utilities$2,0052.4%$3,2432.7%$2,5502.8%$3,2712.9%-$545
Total Expenditure$84,379100.0%$120,810100.0%$92,503100.0%$113,946100.0%-$8,124
Net Savings$17,98317.6%$17,76012.8%$20,73118.3%$20,04415.0%-$2,748
Total Disposable Income$102,362%$138,571%$113,235%$133,990%-$10,872

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Cumberland Council area: 9.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Cumberland Council area: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Cumberland Council area: 2.3% Furnishings & equipment , Cumberland Council area: 3.6% Health, Cumberland Council area: 4.4% Transport, Cumberland Council area: 9.6% Communications, Cumberland Council area: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, Cumberland Council area: 9.4% Education , Cumberland Council area: 5.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Cumberland Council area: 5.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Cumberland Council area: 12.7% Housing, Cumberland Council area: 28.9% Utilities, Cumberland Council area: 2.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Cumberland Council area: -$570 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Cumberland Council area: -$868 Clothing & Footwear, Cumberland Council area: -$654 Furnishings & equipment , Cumberland Council area: -$89 Health, Cumberland Council area: -$891 Transport, Cumberland Council area: -$3,133 Communications, Cumberland Council area: +$273 Recreation & Culture, Cumberland Council area: -$835 Education , Cumberland Council area: -$103 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Cumberland Council area: -$770 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Cumberland Council area: -$2,230 Housing, Cumberland Council area: +$2,290 Utilities, Cumberland Council area: -$545
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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