Hornsby Shire

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $4,381 in Hornsby Shire, higher compared to New South Wales.

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
Hornsby Shire2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$14,5599.6%$11,3639.6%$13,4738.5%$10,8758.7%+1,086
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,7314.4%$5,0694.3%$7,3854.7%$5,8014.6%-654
Clothing & Footwear$6,6204.3%$4,9434.2%$5,5703.5%$4,3373.5%+1,050
Furnishings & equipment $7,4644.9%$5,7384.8%$6,5094.1%$5,1814.2%+955
Health$9,9646.5%$7,6116.4%$8,5295.4%$6,7585.4%+1,435
Transport$10,8777.1%$9,3877.9%$18,11611.4%$13,74211.0%-7,239
Communications$3,1832.1%$2,3912.0%$2,5071.6%$1,9661.6%+676
Recreation & Culture$16,09010.6%$12,61710.6%$15,6869.9%$12,86710.3%+403
Education $9,1356.0%$6,2195.2%$8,6505.5%$6,1574.9%+485
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,9276.5%$7,2356.1%$12,6078.0%$9,7517.8%-2,680
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,38114.0%$16,39213.8%$22,38014.1%$17,74614.2%-999
Housing$32,04321.0%$26,18022.0%$32,60520.6%$25,74820.6%-563
Utilities$4,3812.9%$3,7123.1%$4,5202.9%$3,8533.1%-139
Total Expenditure$152,353100.0%$118,857100.0%$158,538100.0%$124,782100.0%-6,185
Net Savings$46,21223.3%$31,43220.9%$29,04315.5%$18,90813.2%+17,169
Total Disposable Income$198,5650%$150,2900%$187,5810%$143,6900%+10,984

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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