Hilltops Council area

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $2,675 in the Hilltops Council area, lower compared to NSW.

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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Household expenditure
Hilltops Council area2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNSWNSW$$ per household% of expenditureNSWNSW$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$7,7659.8%$10,9859.2%$7,2859.0%$10,2128.3%+480
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,4574.4%$4,8194.1%$3,9544.9%$5,5824.5%-497
Clothing & Footwear$2,9763.8%$4,1963.5%$2,8223.5%$4,0273.3%+154
Furnishings & equipment $3,7654.7%$5,2084.4%$3,5064.3%$4,8954.0%+259
Health$4,7726.0%$6,7335.7%$4,7255.8%$6,6715.4%+47
Transport$8,13810.3%$11,0329.3%$8,98411.0%$13,64911.1%-845
Communications$1,7002.1%$2,3802.0%$1,2781.6%$1,8081.5%+422
Recreation & Culture$8,18410.3%$11,85510.0%$8,77710.8%$12,63710.3%-593
Education $4,3745.5%$5,9555.0%$4,3405.3%$5,9824.9%+34
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,5927.0%$7,8256.6%$7,0568.7%$9,5687.8%-1,464
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,52015.8%$17,84315.0%$12,77315.7%$18,33214.9%-253
Housing$13,44516.9%$26,23222.1%$12,93215.9%$25,70620.9%+512
Utilities$2,6753.4%$3,7493.2%$2,9453.6%$3,9073.2%-270
Total Expenditure$79,364100.0%$118,810100.0%$81,377100.0%$122,975100.0%-2,014
Net Savings$28,61826.5%$25,71817.8%$19,08919.0%$19,38913.6%+9,529
Total Disposable Income$107,9820%$144,5280%$100,4660%$142,3650%+7,515

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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