Shire of Harvey

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $3,523 in the Shire of Harvey, higher compared to Western Australia.

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
Shire of Harvey2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$2016/17 - 2021/22
Food$13,04211.6%$12,66810.7%$12,75611.5%$12,74710.8%+286
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5254.0%$4,3953.7%$5,5395.0%$5,5344.7%-1,015
Clothing & Footwear$4,6264.1%$4,4933.8%$3,8283.4%$3,8213.2%+798
Furnishings & equipment $6,1355.4%$5,9585.1%$5,8555.3%$5,8515.0%+279
Health$9,5468.5%$9,2737.9%$8,4727.6%$8,4627.2%+1,074
Transport$10,8519.6%$10,9469.3%$13,05711.7%$13,66711.6%-2,206
Communications$2,5222.2%$2,4512.1%$2,0921.9%$2,0961.8%+430
Recreation & Culture$12,05010.7%$11,7089.9%$10,3869.3%$10,4168.8%+1,664
Education $4,1163.7%$3,8893.3%$4,0623.7%$3,7973.2%+53
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,3996.6%$7,9526.7%$7,9277.1%$8,1406.9%-528
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,25316.2%$17,61514.9%$17,31015.6%$17,41814.8%+944
Housing$16,14614.3%$23,07719.6%$16,24714.6%$22,33818.9%-100
Utilities$3,5233.1%$3,4202.9%$3,6743.3%$3,6863.1%-150
Total Expenditure$112,733100.0%$117,846100.0%$111,205100.0%$117,973100.0%+1,529
Net Savings$37,17124.8%$40,23825.5%$31,22321.9%$34,45922.6%+5,948
Total Disposable Income$149,9040%$158,0830%$142,4270%$152,4310%+7,476

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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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