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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,348 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Ipswich2017/182013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2013/14 to 2017/18
Food$13,16212.8%$10,83510.1%$13,71013.3%$10,6329.9%-$549
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6893.6%$3,8943.6%$3,7443.6%$4,5064.2%-$55
Clothing & Footwear$1,5701.5%$3,8123.5%$1,7121.7%$3,5163.3%-$142
Furnishings & equipment $5,6515.5%$5,3855.0%$6,2536.1%$5,2654.9%-$602
Health$8,8918.7%$7,5597.0%$8,6468.4%$7,3446.9%+$245
Transport$9,1468.9%$10,2569.5%$8,4858.2%$11,11510.4%+$661
Communications$2,5952.5%$2,6192.4%$1,9291.9%$1,9821.9%+$665
Recreation & Culture$14,37714.0%$11,07210.3%$14,43914.0%$11,16710.5%-$63
Education $4,7274.6%$4,6174.3%$4,6334.5%$4,6894.4%+$94
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,9453.8%$7,2986.8%$3,9653.8%$7,4026.9%-$19
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,08916.6%$16,97115.8%$16,49716.0%$15,94014.9%+$592
Housing$14,51214.1%$19,45318.1%$15,43215.0%$19,32418.1%-$921
Utilities$3,3483.3%$3,7883.5%$3,6163.5%$3,9763.7%-$269
Total Expenditure$102,701100.0%$107,559100.0%$103,061100.0%$106,858100.0%-$361
Net Savings$3,2723.1%$10,8239.1%$11,2709.9%$15,38512.6%-$7,998
Total Disposable Income$105,973%$118,381%$114,332%$122,243%-$8,359

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, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, City of Ipswich: 12.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Ipswich: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, City of Ipswich: 1.5% Furnishings & equipment , City of Ipswich: 5.5% Health, City of Ipswich: 8.7% Transport, City of Ipswich: 8.9% Communications, City of Ipswich: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, City of Ipswich: 14.0% Education , City of Ipswich: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Ipswich: 3.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Ipswich: 16.6% Housing, City of Ipswich: 14.1% Utilities, City of Ipswich: 3.3%
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, 2013/14 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2017/18 Food, City of Ipswich: -$549 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Ipswich: -$55 Clothing & Footwear, City of Ipswich: -$142 Furnishings & equipment , City of Ipswich: -$602 Health, City of Ipswich: +$245 Transport, City of Ipswich: +$661 Communications, City of Ipswich: +$665 Recreation & Culture, City of Ipswich: -$63 Education , City of Ipswich: +$94 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Ipswich: -$19 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Ipswich: +$592 Housing, City of Ipswich: -$921 Utilities, City of Ipswich: -$269
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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