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City of Launceston

Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $14,837 in the City of Launceston, lower compared to Tasmania.

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 Launceston2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$8,89712.7%$8,87310.5%$8,58012.1%$9,24511.4%+$317
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,4053.4%$3,5484.2%$1,9922.8%$3,3794.2%+$412
Clothing & Footwear$1,8732.7%$2,2742.7%$2,1453.0%$2,4323.0%-$272
Housing & utilities $14,83721.2%$17,47220.7%$14,75820.9%$16,50420.4%+$79
Furnishings & equipment $3,2374.6%$3,5964.3%$3,6305.1%$3,6584.5%-$392
Health$5,2757.5%$5,7776.9%$4,6986.7%$4,8926.1%+$577
Transport$5,9818.5%$9,92111.8%$7,78211.0%$10,20312.6%-$1,801
Communications$1,5512.2%$2,0572.4%$2,0032.8%$2,0872.6%-$452
Recreation & Culture$6,1708.8%$6,9688.3%$7,46910.6%$7,0188.7%-$1,299
Education $2,8054.0%$2,8963.4%$2,1053.0%$2,4313.0%+$700
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,5085.0%$5,2606.2%$2,6943.8%$5,0556.3%+$814
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,48419.3%$15,56418.5%$12,76118.1%$13,86117.2%+$722
Total Expenditure$70,021100.0%$84,207100.0%$70,617100.0%$80,766100.0%-$596
Net Savings$15,90118.5%$15,81215.8%$19,85321.9%$18,50218.6%-$3,952
Total Disposable Income$85,922%$100,019%$90,470%$99,268%-$4,548

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Household expenditure 2015/16
Household expenditure 2015/16 Food, Tasmania: 10.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tasmania: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, Tasmania: 2.7% Housing & utilities , Tasmania: 20.7% Furnishings & equipment , Tasmania: 4.3% Health, Tasmania: 6.9% Transport, Tasmania: 11.8% Communications, Tasmania: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Tasmania: 8.3% Education , Tasmania: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tasmania: 6.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tasmania: 18.5% Food, City of Launceston: 12.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: 3.4% Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: 2.7% Housing & utilities , City of Launceston: 21.2% Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: 4.6% Health, City of Launceston: 7.5% Transport, City of Launceston: 8.5% Communications, City of Launceston: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: 8.8% Education , City of Launceston: 4.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: 5.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: 19.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Food, City of Launceston: +$317 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: +$412 Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: -$272 Housing & utilities , City of Launceston: +$79 Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: -$392 Health, City of Launceston: +$577 Transport, City of Launceston: -$1,801 Communications, City of Launceston: -$452 Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: -$1,299 Education , City of Launceston: +$700 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: +$814 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: +$722
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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