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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $9,435 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 City2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$10,63511.2%$11,05110.2%$10,29211.3%$10,77310.0%+343
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,1265.4%$3,9753.7%$5,1255.6%$4,8044.5%+2
Clothing & Footwear$3,2973.5%$3,8843.6%$2,7963.1%$3,4773.2%+501
Furnishings & equipment $3,8024.0%$5,3744.9%$4,0704.5%$5,2534.9%-268
Health$6,8327.2%$7,7707.1%$6,2406.9%$7,4056.9%+592
Transport$4,3584.6%$10,0829.3%$4,5035.0%$11,09410.3%-145
Communications$2,7592.9%$2,5562.3%$1,7852.0%$1,8141.7%+974
Recreation & Culture$7,0367.4%$11,22810.3%$7,8678.7%$11,14810.3%-830
Education $4,6354.9%$4,7254.3%$4,0784.5%$4,8174.5%+558
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,5057.9%$7,3086.7%$6,0726.7%$7,4566.9%+1,434
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,68815.5%$17,05715.7%$13,48814.9%$16,23415.0%+1,200
Housing$14,43515.3%$11,70610.8%$17,68619.5%$15,02113.9%-3,251
Utilities$9,43510.0%$12,06311.1%$6,7327.4%$8,6388.0%+2,703
Total Expenditure$94,545100.0%$108,779100.0%$90,734100.0%$107,935100.0%+3,811
Net Savings$22,93819.5%$14,85112.0%$25,66722.1%$16,93613.6%-2,728
Total Disposable Income$117,4830%$123,6300%$116,4010%$124,8720%+1,083

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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