Inner West Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,314 in the Inner West Council area, lower 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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Household expenditure
Inner West Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$9,4067.0%$10,8638.9%$8,6516.9%$10,1698.7%+755
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,4622.6%$4,3223.6%$4,0313.2%$5,0284.3%-569
Clothing & Footwear$4,8873.7%$4,6533.8%$3,6782.9%$4,0413.4%+1,208
Furnishings & equipment $4,9903.7%$5,3094.4%$4,5143.6%$4,6213.9%+476
Health$7,4075.5%$6,7675.6%$7,5506.0%$6,4655.5%-143
Transport$16,49912.4%$12,55310.3%$16,56913.2%$13,12211.2%-70
Communications$2,3001.7%$2,5442.1%$1,7941.4%$1,7731.5%+506
Recreation & Culture$11,2268.4%$12,73210.5%$11,2668.9%$11,99410.2%-41
Education $3,7152.8%$5,5504.6%$3,8493.1%$5,6584.8%-134
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,2679.9%$9,3097.7%$9,8947.9%$8,8227.5%+3,373
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $20,77615.6%$18,25515.0%$19,84015.8%$17,44414.9%+936
Housing$32,30624.2%$25,23720.8%$30,76924.4%$24,56620.9%+1,537
Utilities$3,3142.5%$3,4692.9%$3,4772.8%$3,5613.0%-163
Total Expenditure$133,554100.0%$121,562100.0%$125,883100.0%$117,265100.0%+7,671
Net Savings$27,42217.0%$16,63712.0%$32,44020.5%$23,36116.6%-5,018
Total Disposable Income$160,9760%$138,1990%$158,3230%$140,6260%+2,653

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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