Inner West Council area

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,926 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 area2019/202007/08Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$2007/08 - 2019/20
Food$12,0718.7%$11,1779.9%$10,7678.6%$9,8239.1%+1,304
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4593.9%$4,4544.0%$7,3885.9%$6,6336.1%-1,930
Clothing & Footwear$4,8233.5%$3,7503.3%$3,3642.7%$3,0072.8%+1,459
Furnishings & equipment $5,7394.1%$5,2734.7%$3,9433.1%$4,1933.9%+1,796
Health$7,5865.5%$7,4606.6%$5,4804.4%$5,6755.3%+2,107
Transport$13,0689.4%$10,2889.1%$15,37912.2%$12,38111.5%-2,311
Communications$2,7072.0%$2,3672.1%$1,4311.1%$1,3311.2%+1,276
Recreation & Culture$12,8359.3%$10,9569.7%$9,7397.7%$9,8899.2%+3,097
Education $6,0174.3%$5,6975.1%$4,5543.6%$4,7704.4%+1,463
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,7587.0%$6,7356.0%$8,9637.1%$7,4626.9%+795
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,94414.4%$17,28215.4%$19,58115.6%$17,46116.2%+363
Housing$34,69825.0%$23,06120.5%$30,79524.5%$20,87419.3%+3,902
Utilities$3,9262.8%$4,0733.6%$4,4743.6%$4,4774.1%-548
Total Expenditure$138,632100.0%$112,573100.0%$125,859100.0%$107,976100.0%+12,773
Net Savings$27,36416.5%$23,76517.4%$13,5599.7%$14,90012.1%+13,805
Total Disposable Income$165,9960%$136,3380%$139,4180%$122,8760%+26,579

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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