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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $11,555 in the City of Ipswich, lower compared to Queensland.

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
City of Ipswich2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$14,96513.9%$11,05110.2%$13,80213.3%$10,77310.0%+1,163
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5273.3%$3,9753.7%$3,9213.8%$4,8044.5%-394
Clothing & Footwear$1,9901.9%$3,8843.6%$1,8191.8%$3,4773.2%+171
Furnishings & equipment $6,4766.0%$5,3744.9%$6,3416.1%$5,2534.9%+134
Health$9,0508.4%$7,7707.1%$8,2097.9%$7,4056.9%+842
Transport$6,1915.8%$10,0829.3%$6,4766.2%$11,09410.3%-286
Communications$2,5092.3%$2,5562.3%$1,7581.7%$1,8141.7%+751
Recreation & Culture$13,71912.8%$11,22810.3%$13,81213.3%$11,14810.3%-93
Education $4,5744.3%$4,7254.3%$5,2255.0%$4,8174.5%-651
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,6864.4%$7,3086.7%$4,9264.7%$7,4566.9%-240
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,05317.8%$17,05715.7%$17,22116.6%$16,23415.0%+1,832
Housing$8,9858.4%$11,70610.8%$12,30711.8%$15,02113.9%-3,323
Utilities$11,55510.8%$12,06311.1%$8,1047.8%$8,6388.0%+3,452
Total Expenditure$107,280100.0%$108,779100.0%$103,922100.0%$107,935100.0%+3,359
Net Savings$3,8633.5%$14,85112.0%$11,0379.6%$16,93613.6%-7,173
Total Disposable Income$111,1440%$123,6300%$114,9580%$124,8720%-3,815

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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