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City of Launceston

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,078 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.

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Household expenditure
City of Launceston2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$10,23511.0%$10,36110.8%$8,1069.3%$8,9169.5%+2,130
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,2255.6%$5,3165.5%$5,4496.3%$6,0386.4%-224
Clothing & Footwear$2,4172.6%$2,4772.6%$2,2812.6%$2,5422.7%+136
Furnishings & equipment $4,6014.9%$4,6494.8%$3,7884.4%$4,1634.4%+813
Health$6,4486.9%$6,5776.8%$5,4076.2%$5,9996.4%+1,041
Transport$7,9308.5%$8,6239.0%$9,51211.0%$10,65911.3%-1,582
Communications$2,0942.2%$2,1362.2%$1,4171.6%$1,5731.7%+677
Recreation & Culture$7,8798.4%$8,0968.4%$6,6027.6%$7,2177.6%+1,276
Education $3,2913.5%$3,4273.6%$2,8153.2%$3,1993.4%+476
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,9187.4%$7,1557.4%$7,5138.7%$8,1228.6%-594
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,47617.7%$17,17617.8%$14,56016.8%$16,41017.4%+1,916
Housing$16,65017.9%$17,23517.9%$16,54119.1%$16,58217.6%+109
Utilities$3,0783.3%$3,0963.2%$2,7433.2%$2,9203.1%+335
Total Expenditure$93,242100.0%$96,324100.0%$86,733100.0%$94,340100.0%+6,509
Net Savings$14,31913.3%$18,74716.3%$15,01414.8%$20,57717.9%-695
Total Disposable Income$107,5610%$115,0710%$101,7470%$114,9170%+5,814

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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