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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,323 in the Federation Council area, higher compared to NSW.

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
Federation Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNSWNSW$$ per household% of expenditureNSWNSW$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$12,0229.5%$10,8638.9%$12,06210.2%$10,1698.7%-40
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,9796.3%$4,3223.6%$9,5848.1%$5,0284.3%-1,605
Clothing & Footwear$8,5446.7%$4,6533.8%$5,9825.1%$4,0413.4%+2,563
Furnishings & equipment $8,5166.7%$5,3094.4%$6,4305.5%$4,6213.9%+2,086
Health$9,2287.3%$6,7675.6%$8,1817.0%$6,4655.5%+1,047
Transport$3,9833.1%$12,55310.3%$3,6223.1%$13,12211.2%+361
Communications$2,8362.2%$2,5442.1%$1,9541.7%$1,7731.5%+882
Recreation & Culture$18,31014.5%$12,73210.5%$16,20013.8%$11,99410.2%+2,110
Education $5,1104.0%$5,5504.6%$5,0374.3%$5,6584.8%+73
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $14,59711.5%$9,3097.7%$13,86211.8%$8,8227.5%+735
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,74318.7%$18,25515.0%$21,42318.2%$17,44414.9%+2,320
Housing$7,4875.9%$25,23720.8%$9,7468.3%$24,56620.9%-2,259
Utilities$4,3233.4%$3,4692.9%$3,5963.1%$3,5613.0%+727
Total Expenditure$126,676100.0%$121,562100.0%$117,677100.0%$117,265100.0%+8,999
Net Savings-$1,286-1.0%$16,63712.0%$8,3526.6%$23,36116.6%-9,638
Total Disposable Income$125,3900%$138,1990%$126,0290%$140,6260%-639

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

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