Gold Coast City

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $3,175 in Gold Coast City, lower 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Gold Coast City2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$11,04510.2%$12,13210.9%$10,0309.5%$11,42210.2%+1,016
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,0243.7%$4,4704.0%$4,6974.4%$5,3414.8%-674
Clothing & Footwear$3,6213.4%$4,0843.7%$2,9492.8%$3,3813.0%+673
Furnishings & equipment $5,6385.2%$6,1735.5%$4,7174.5%$5,3184.8%+920
Health$7,9397.4%$8,8557.9%$6,7786.4%$7,7466.9%+1,161
Transport$7,8377.3%$8,5357.6%$10,0939.5%$11,0929.9%-2,256
Communications$2,1742.0%$2,4272.2%$1,7191.6%$1,9601.8%+456
Recreation & Culture$10,97210.2%$11,96310.7%$10,1089.5%$10,9419.8%+864
Education $4,5014.2%$5,1254.6%$4,4954.2%$5,1144.6%+6
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,0725.6%$6,8176.1%$6,9596.6%$7,9267.1%-887
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,86412.9%$15,72514.1%$14,28613.5%$16,47014.8%-423
Housing$26,99325.0%$22,07919.8%$25,99024.5%$21,36119.2%+1,003
Utilities$3,1752.9%$3,3713.0%$3,0622.9%$3,4303.1%+113
Total Expenditure$107,855100.0%$111,754100.0%$105,883100.0%$111,501100.0%+1,972
Net Savings$28,62521.0%$27,11219.5%$20,47916.2%$18,10214.0%+8,146
Total Disposable Income$136,4800%$138,8660%$126,3620%$129,6030%+10,118

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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