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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,159 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Gold Coast City2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$10,43310.6%$10,83510.1%$8,96810.4%$10,86710.2%+$1,465
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5904.7%$3,8943.6%$4,3285.0%$4,6354.4%+$262
Clothing & Footwear$2,7352.8%$3,8123.5%$2,3012.7%$3,5283.3%+$434
Furnishings & equipment $4,0164.1%$5,3855.0%$3,4033.9%$5,0974.8%+$613
Health$5,7695.9%$7,5597.0%$5,1215.9%$7,3246.9%+$648
Transport$9,6389.8%$10,2569.5%$9,03010.4%$11,55010.9%+$608
Communications$2,4362.5%$2,6192.4%$1,4501.7%$1,7901.7%+$985
Recreation & Culture$6,3866.5%$11,07210.3%$6,5727.6%$10,82010.2%-$185
Education $4,2654.3%$4,6174.3%$3,9784.6%$4,6534.4%+$287
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,3896.5%$7,2986.8%$4,8915.7%$7,1146.7%+$1,499
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,46015.7%$16,97115.8%$11,56213.4%$15,63914.7%+$3,898
Housing$23,18423.5%$19,45318.1%$22,04525.5%$19,22618.1%+$1,139
Utilities$3,1593.2%$3,7883.5%$2,8433.3%$3,9403.7%+$316
Total Expenditure$98,461100.0%$107,559100.0%$86,493100.0%$106,183100.0%+$11,969
Net Savings$16,20814.1%$10,8239.1%$24,53322.1%$16,19313.2%-$8,325
Total Disposable Income$114,670%$118,381%$111,026%$122,377%+$3,644

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, Gold Coast City: 10.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gold Coast City: 4.7% Clothing & Footwear, Gold Coast City: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Gold Coast City: 4.1% Health, Gold Coast City: 5.9% Transport, Gold Coast City: 9.8% Communications, Gold Coast City: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Gold Coast City: 6.5% Education , Gold Coast City: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gold Coast City: 6.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gold Coast City: 15.7% Housing, Gold Coast City: 23.5% Utilities, Gold Coast City: 3.2%
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, Gold Coast City: +$1,465 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gold Coast City: +$262 Clothing & Footwear, Gold Coast City: +$434 Furnishings & equipment , Gold Coast City: +$613 Health, Gold Coast City: +$648 Transport, Gold Coast City: +$608 Communications, Gold Coast City: +$985 Recreation & Culture, Gold Coast City: -$185 Education , Gold Coast City: +$287 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gold Coast City: +$1,499 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gold Coast City: +$3,898 Housing, Gold Coast City: +$1,139 Utilities, Gold Coast City: +$316
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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