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City of Ipswich

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 Ipswich2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$13,16212.8%$10,83510.1%$13,31013.3%$10,86710.2%-$149
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6893.6%$3,8943.6%$3,6993.7%$4,6354.4%-$10
Clothing & Footwear$1,5701.5%$3,8123.5%$1,8451.8%$3,5283.3%-$275
Furnishings & equipment $5,6515.5%$5,3855.0%$5,8645.9%$5,0974.8%-$213
Health$8,8918.7%$7,5597.0%$8,2178.2%$7,3246.9%+$674
Transport$9,1468.9%$10,2569.5%$8,8138.8%$11,55010.9%+$333
Communications$2,5952.5%$2,6192.4%$1,6771.7%$1,7901.7%+$918
Recreation & Culture$14,37714.0%$11,07210.3%$13,26513.3%$10,82010.2%+$1,112
Education $4,7274.6%$4,6174.3%$4,3684.4%$4,6534.4%+$359
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,9453.8%$7,2986.8%$3,8763.9%$7,1146.7%+$70
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,08916.6%$16,97115.8%$15,62115.6%$15,63914.7%+$1,468
Housing$14,51214.1%$19,45318.1%$15,73715.8%$19,22618.1%-$1,225
Utilities$3,3483.3%$3,7883.5%$3,5263.5%$3,9403.7%-$178
Total Expenditure$102,701100.0%$107,559100.0%$99,818100.0%$106,183100.0%+$2,883
Net Savings$3,2723.1%$10,8239.1%$12,25810.9%$16,19313.2%-$8,986
Total Disposable Income$105,973%$118,381%$112,076%$122,377%-$6,103

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, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, City of Ipswich: -$149 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Ipswich: -$10 Clothing & Footwear, City of Ipswich: -$275 Furnishings & equipment , City of Ipswich: -$213 Health, City of Ipswich: +$674 Transport, City of Ipswich: +$333 Communications, City of Ipswich: +$918 Recreation & Culture, City of Ipswich: +$1,112 Education , City of Ipswich: +$359 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Ipswich: +$70 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Ipswich: +$1,468 Housing, City of Ipswich: -$1,225 Utilities, City of Ipswich: -$178
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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