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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,350 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 %2012/13 to 2017/18
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,6604.2%$3,8943.6%$4,0624.2%$4,6354.4%+$598
Clothing & Footwear$2,3752.1%$3,8123.5%$1,9592.0%$3,5283.3%+$417
Furnishings & equipment $6,5805.9%$5,3855.0%$5,8216.0%$5,0974.8%+$759
Recreation & Culture$13,85712.5%$11,07210.3%$12,28812.6%$10,82010.2%+$1,568
Education $4,3453.9%$4,6174.3%$3,7123.8%$4,6534.4%+$633
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,0186.3%$7,2986.8%$5,9826.1%$7,1146.7%+$1,037
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,77816.1%$16,97115.8%$14,03114.4%$15,63914.7%+$3,748
Total Expenditure$110,731100.0%$107,559100.0%$97,554100.0%$106,183100.0%+$13,177
Net Savings$1,6601.5%$10,8239.1%$9,9579.3%$16,19313.2%-$8,297
Total Disposable Income$112,391%$118,381%$107,512%$122,377%+$4,879

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, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, FNQROC: 12.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, FNQROC: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, FNQROC: 2.1% Furnishings & equipment , FNQROC: 5.9% Health, FNQROC: 7.5% Transport, FNQROC: 9.9% Communications, FNQROC: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, FNQROC: 12.5% Education , FNQROC: 3.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , FNQROC: 6.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , FNQROC: 16.1% Housing, FNQROC: 12.5% Utilities, FNQROC: 3.9%
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, FNQROC: +$1,884 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, FNQROC: +$598 Clothing & Footwear, FNQROC: +$417 Furnishings & equipment , FNQROC: +$759 Health, FNQROC: +$1,097 Transport, FNQROC: -$159 Communications, FNQROC: +$953 Recreation & Culture, FNQROC: +$1,568 Education , FNQROC: +$633 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , FNQROC: +$1,037 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , FNQROC: +$3,748 Housing, FNQROC: -$4 Utilities, FNQROC: +$645
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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