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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $13,471 in the FNQROC, higher compared to Queensland.

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
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2013/14 to 2018/19
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,3693.9%$3,9753.7%$4,5454.5%$4,8044.5%-$175
Clothing & Footwear$3,0472.7%$3,8843.6%$2,2532.3%$3,4773.2%+$795
Furnishings & equipment $6,7276.0%$5,3744.9%$6,1496.1%$5,2534.9%+$577
Recreation & Culture$14,89713.4%$11,22810.3%$13,58213.6%$11,14810.3%+$1,315
Education $4,6954.2%$4,7254.3%$4,4354.4%$4,8174.5%+$260
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,1554.6%$7,3086.7%$5,4655.5%$7,4566.9%-$310
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,64816.7%$17,05715.7%$15,29115.3%$16,23415.0%+$3,357
Total Expenditure$111,508100.0%$108,779100.0%$100,084100.0%$107,935100.0%+$11,424
Net Savings$1,2801.1%$14,85112.0%$7,8757.3%$16,93613.6%-$6,596
Total Disposable Income$112,787%$123,630%$107,959%$124,872%+$4,828

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, Queensland: 10.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.7% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.6% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 4.9% Health, Queensland: 7.1% Transport, Queensland: 9.3% Communications, Queensland: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.7% Housing, Queensland: 10.8% Utilities, Queensland: 11.1% Food, FNQROC: 12.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, FNQROC: 3.9% Clothing & Footwear, FNQROC: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , FNQROC: 6.0% Health, FNQROC: 7.7% Transport, FNQROC: 6.4% Communications, FNQROC: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, FNQROC: 13.4% Education , FNQROC: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , FNQROC: 4.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , FNQROC: 16.7% Housing, FNQROC: 7.5% Utilities, FNQROC: 12.1%
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, FNQROC: +$1,448 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, FNQROC: -$175 Clothing & Footwear, FNQROC: +$795 Furnishings & equipment , FNQROC: +$577 Health, FNQROC: +$1,156 Transport, FNQROC: -$275 Communications, FNQROC: +$1,024 Recreation & Culture, FNQROC: +$1,315 Education , FNQROC: +$260 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , FNQROC: -$310 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , FNQROC: +$3,357 Housing, FNQROC: -$2,811 Utilities, FNQROC: +$5,064
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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