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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,485 in the Hilltops Council area, higher 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 area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNSW $NSW %$ per household% of expenditureNSW $NSW %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$11,3339.4%$10,6348.8%$8,7918.6%$9,7918.6%+$2,542
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,6555.5%$4,3233.6%$5,2875.2%$4,8124.2%+$1,368
Clothing & Footwear$6,0185.0%$4,7053.9%$4,1784.1%$3,6853.2%+$1,840
Furnishings & equipment $7,4906.2%$5,5334.6%$5,2045.1%$4,5124.0%+$2,286
Health$7,7396.4%$6,6195.5%$6,8696.7%$6,3025.5%+$871
Transport$14,65612.1%$12,71410.5%$14,12313.9%$13,33811.7%+$533
Communications$3,2702.7%$2,6312.2%$1,7901.8%$1,7411.5%+$1,479
Recreation & Culture$17,06714.1%$12,97610.7%$13,75513.5%$11,91410.5%+$3,312
Education $4,6873.9%$5,4274.5%$3,5223.5%$5,4594.8%+$1,165
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,0359.1%$9,1627.6%$9,5999.4%$8,4187.4%+$1,437
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,76016.4%$18,10415.0%$16,24015.9%$16,59314.6%+$3,520
Housing$7,5956.3%$24,74020.5%$9,5989.4%$24,11021.2%-$2,003
Utilities$3,4852.9%$3,2432.7%$2,9352.9%$3,2712.9%+$550
Total Expenditure$120,790100.0%$120,810100.0%$101,891100.0%$113,946100.0%+$18,898
Net Savings$560.0%$17,76012.8%$6,2135.7%$20,04415.0%-$6,156
Total Disposable Income$120,846%$138,571%$108,104%$133,990%+$12,742

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, NSW: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, NSW: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, NSW: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , NSW: 4.6% Health, NSW: 5.5% Transport, NSW: 10.5% Communications, NSW: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, NSW: 10.7% Education , NSW: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , NSW: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , NSW: 15.0% Housing, NSW: 20.5% Utilities, NSW: 2.7% Food, Hilltops Council area: 9.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Hilltops Council area: 5.5% Clothing & Footwear, Hilltops Council area: 5.0% Furnishings & equipment , Hilltops Council area: 6.2% Health, Hilltops Council area: 6.4% Transport, Hilltops Council area: 12.1% Communications, Hilltops Council area: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, Hilltops Council area: 14.1% Education , Hilltops Council area: 3.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Hilltops Council area: 9.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Hilltops Council area: 16.4% Housing, Hilltops Council area: 6.3% Utilities, Hilltops Council area: 2.9%
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, Hilltops Council area: +$2,542 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Hilltops Council area: +$1,368 Clothing & Footwear, Hilltops Council area: +$1,840 Furnishings & equipment , Hilltops Council area: +$2,286 Health, Hilltops Council area: +$871 Transport, Hilltops Council area: +$533 Communications, Hilltops Council area: +$1,479 Recreation & Culture, Hilltops Council area: +$3,312 Education , Hilltops Council area: +$1,165 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Hilltops Council area: +$1,437 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Hilltops Council area: +$3,520 Housing, Hilltops Council area: -$2,003 Utilities, Hilltops Council area: +$550
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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