City of Launceston

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $3,239 in the City of Launceston, higher 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Launceston2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$10,67411.1%$10,74010.9%$8,9109.7%$9,3619.6%+1,764
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,3265.6%$5,3875.5%$6,1306.7%$6,4926.7%-804
Clothing & Footwear$2,8212.9%$2,8702.9%$2,4342.6%$2,5992.7%+387
Furnishings & equipment $4,8285.0%$4,8524.9%$4,2074.6%$4,4104.5%+621
Health$7,2847.6%$7,3767.5%$6,2136.8%$6,5946.8%+1,071
Transport$7,1047.4%$7,7577.9%$9,28910.1%$10,30410.6%-2,186
Communications$2,1282.2%$2,1562.2%$1,5971.7%$1,6951.7%+531
Recreation & Culture$8,1348.5%$8,2998.4%$7,2327.9%$7,6087.8%+902
Education $3,4183.6%$3,5343.6%$3,0583.3%$3,3043.4%+360
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,2847.6%$7,4387.6%$7,6468.3%$8,2218.4%-362
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,71616.4%$16,28216.6%$14,89116.2%$16,11916.5%+825
Housing$17,89518.7%$18,33518.7%$17,34318.8%$17,61818.1%+552
Utilities$3,2393.4%$3,2283.3%$3,0743.3%$3,1733.3%+165
Total Expenditure$95,851100.0%$98,253100.0%$92,024100.0%$97,497100.0%+3,826
Net Savings$20,03217.3%$25,66020.7%$13,99713.2%$18,61916.0%+6,035
Total Disposable Income$115,8830%$123,9130%$106,0220%$116,1170%+9,861

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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City of Launceston

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