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 Australia.

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 area2018/192007/08Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$2007/08 - 2018/19
Food$9,4067.0%$10,9939.6%$8,3707.1%$9,7959.4%+1,035
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,4622.6%$4,0263.5%$4,5133.8%$5,5395.3%-1,052
Clothing & Footwear$4,8873.7%$4,1753.6%$3,0052.5%$3,1453.0%+1,882
Furnishings & equipment $4,9903.7%$5,2254.6%$3,9643.3%$4,2904.1%+1,026
Health$7,4075.5%$7,5496.6%$6,2265.3%$5,5435.3%+1,181
Transport$16,49912.4%$11,50910.1%$16,73914.1%$11,75311.2%-240
Communications$2,3001.7%$2,5222.2%$1,5501.3%$1,4551.4%+750
Recreation & Culture$11,2268.4%$11,59010.1%$10,0628.5%$9,9929.5%+1,163
Education $3,7152.8%$5,3824.7%$3,4712.9%$4,5664.4%+244
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,2679.9%$7,8206.8%$8,3757.1%$7,1786.9%+4,892
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $20,77615.6%$17,63015.4%$20,51317.3%$16,88616.1%+263
Housing$32,30624.2%$20,55218.0%$27,72923.4%$20,38019.5%+4,577
Utilities$3,3142.5%$5,4934.8%$3,9143.3%$4,1584.0%-600
Total Expenditure$133,554100.0%$114,466100.0%$118,431100.0%$104,678100.0%+15,123
Net Savings$27,42217.0%$16,11812.3%$19,38314.1%$14,46212.1%+8,039
Total Disposable Income$160,9760%$130,5840%$137,8140%$119,1390%+23,162

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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