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City of Darwin

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,849 in City of Darwin, higher compared to Northern Territory.

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
City of Darwin2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNorthern Territory $Northern Territory %$ per household% of expenditureNorthern Territory $Northern Territory %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$11,8346.9%$14,0859.2%$9,1136.9%$13,6898.9%+$2,721
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,3132.5%$5,0353.3%$2,1091.6%$5,9353.9%+$2,204
Clothing & Footwear$3,6382.1%$2,8991.9%$2,2931.7%$3,3412.2%+$1,345
Furnishings & equipment $6,4713.8%$6,7644.4%$4,4963.4%$6,8434.4%+$1,976
Health$7,2864.3%$5,9063.8%$3,9162.9%$5,9193.8%+$3,370
Transport$20,70312.1%$12,0857.9%$19,64914.8%$13,0018.4%+$1,054
Communications$2,5451.5%$2,6541.7%$1,2641.0%$1,9341.3%+$1,282
Recreation & Culture$14,0318.2%$14,3729.4%$6,7485.1%$13,8179.0%+$7,283
Education $2,9421.7%$3,2932.1%$2,1941.7%$3,4882.3%+$749
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $18,60710.9%$17,37911.3%$13,1669.9%$16,99611.0%+$5,441
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,64816.2%$25,61216.7%$16,89212.7%$24,74916.1%+$10,756
Housing$46,89427.5%$39,78325.9%$48,16136.3%$40,66926.4%-$1,267
Utilities$3,8492.3%$3,7792.5%$2,7482.1%$3,6302.4%+$1,101
Total Expenditure$170,762100.0%$153,646100.0%$132,748100.0%$154,012100.0%+$38,015
Net Savings$47,61321.8%$51,09025.0%$72,10635.2%$48,64124.0%-$24,493
Total Disposable Income$218,375%$204,737%$204,853%$202,653%+$13,522

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, Northern Territory: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Territory: 3.3% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Territory: 1.9% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Territory: 4.4% Health, Northern Territory: 3.8% Transport, Northern Territory: 7.9% Communications, Northern Territory: 1.7% Recreation & Culture, Northern Territory: 9.4% Education , Northern Territory: 2.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Territory: 11.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Territory: 16.7% Housing, Northern Territory: 25.9% Utilities, Northern Territory: 2.5% Food, City of Darwin: 6.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darwin: 2.5% Clothing & Footwear, City of Darwin: 2.1% Furnishings & equipment , City of Darwin: 3.8% Health, City of Darwin: 4.3% Transport, City of Darwin: 12.1% Communications, City of Darwin: 1.5% Recreation & Culture, City of Darwin: 8.2% Education , City of Darwin: 1.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darwin: 10.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darwin: 16.2% Housing, City of Darwin: 27.5% Utilities, City of Darwin: 2.3%
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, City of Darwin: +$2,721 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darwin: +$2,204 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darwin: +$1,345 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darwin: +$1,976 Health, City of Darwin: +$3,370 Transport, City of Darwin: +$1,054 Communications, City of Darwin: +$1,282 Recreation & Culture, City of Darwin: +$7,283 Education , City of Darwin: +$749 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darwin: +$5,441 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darwin: +$10,756 Housing, City of Darwin: -$1,267 Utilities, City of Darwin: +$1,101
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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