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Inner West Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,045 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Inner West Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$9,0727.2%$10,6348.8%$8,4816.9%$9,7918.6%+$592
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5602.8%$4,3233.6%$4,1003.3%$4,8124.2%-$540
Clothing & Footwear$3,9973.2%$4,7053.9%$3,5262.9%$3,6853.2%+$471
Furnishings & equipment $4,9543.9%$5,5334.6%$4,6093.8%$4,5124.0%+$345
Health$6,6815.3%$6,6195.5%$7,6346.2%$6,3025.5%-$953
Transport$14,71711.7%$12,71410.5%$16,44013.4%$13,33811.7%-$1,724
Communications$2,7032.1%$2,6312.2%$1,8761.5%$1,7411.5%+$827
Recreation & Culture$11,4839.1%$12,97610.7%$11,4029.3%$11,91410.5%+$81
Education $3,5822.8%$5,4274.5%$3,8563.1%$5,4594.8%-$274
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,5266.8%$9,1627.6%$8,2026.7%$8,4187.4%+$324
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,49617.1%$18,10415.0%$19,43215.8%$16,59314.6%+$2,064
Housing$32,20025.6%$24,74020.5%$29,83724.3%$24,11021.2%+$2,363
Utilities$3,0452.4%$3,2432.7%$3,3732.7%$3,2712.9%-$328
Total Expenditure$126,017100.0%$120,810100.0%$122,770100.0%$113,946100.0%+$3,247
Net Savings$29,48019.0%$17,76012.8%$27,41118.3%$20,04415.0%+$2,069
Total Disposable Income$155,497%$138,571%$150,181%$133,990%+$5,316

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Inner West Council area: 7.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Inner West Council area: 2.8% Clothing & Footwear, Inner West Council area: 3.2% Furnishings & equipment , Inner West Council area: 3.9% Health, Inner West Council area: 5.3% Transport, Inner West Council area: 11.7% Communications, Inner West Council area: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, Inner West Council area: 9.1% Education , Inner West Council area: 2.8% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Inner West Council area: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Inner West Council area: 17.1% Housing, Inner West Council area: 25.6% Utilities, Inner West Council area: 2.4%
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, Inner West Council area: +$592 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Inner West Council area: -$540 Clothing & Footwear, Inner West Council area: +$471 Furnishings & equipment , Inner West Council area: +$345 Health, Inner West Council area: -$953 Transport, Inner West Council area: -$1,724 Communications, Inner West Council area: +$827 Recreation & Culture, Inner West Council area: +$81 Education , Inner West Council area: -$274 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Inner West Council area: +$324 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Inner West Council area: +$2,064 Housing, Inner West Council area: +$2,363 Utilities, Inner West Council area: -$328
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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