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Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,102 in the City of Launceston, lower compared to Greater Hobart.

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 Launceston2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$8,23911.1%$7,5469.2%$7,15610.2%$6,6598.6%+$1,082
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7165.0%$3,8514.7%$2,8284.0%$4,1085.3%+$888
Clothing & Footwear$2,2493.0%$2,3082.8%$2,4893.5%$2,6423.4%-$240
Furnishings & equipment $3,9885.4%$3,3104.1%$3,1614.5%$2,5993.4%+$827
Health$5,5917.5%$5,3166.5%$5,4437.7%$5,2966.9%+$148
Transport$6,2368.4%$7,8989.7%$7,63610.9%$8,86011.5%-$1,399
Communications$1,6642.2%$2,0622.5%$1,2751.8%$1,3041.7%+$389
Recreation & Culture$6,9999.4%$5,7797.1%$6,4749.2%$5,4907.1%+$526
Education $2,3373.1%$2,9143.6%$2,1953.1%$2,6503.4%+$142
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,9188.0%$6,8438.4%$4,6016.5%$6,4098.3%+$1,317
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,91618.7%$14,01017.1%$12,36517.6%$12,27415.9%+$1,551
Housing$11,45515.4%$17,44921.4%$12,26517.5%$16,31521.2%-$810
Utilities$2,1022.8%$2,4163.0%$2,3683.4%$2,4403.2%-$267
Total Expenditure$74,409100.0%$81,702100.0%$70,255100.0%$77,047100.0%+$4,154
Net Savings$12,42814.3%$17,51117.7%$21,75023.6%$25,73225.0%-$9,322
Total Disposable Income$86,837%$99,214%$92,006%$102,779%-$5,168

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

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, Greater Hobart: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Hobart: 4.7% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Hobart: 4.1% Health, Greater Hobart: 6.5% Transport, Greater Hobart: 9.7% Communications, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Education , Greater Hobart: 3.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Hobart: 8.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Hobart: 17.1% Housing, Greater Hobart: 21.4% Utilities, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Food, City of Launceston: 11.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: 5.0% Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: 3.0% Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: 5.4% Health, City of Launceston: 7.5% Transport, City of Launceston: 8.4% Communications, City of Launceston: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: 9.4% Education , City of Launceston: 3.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: 8.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: 18.7% Housing, City of Launceston: 15.4% Utilities, City of Launceston: 2.8%
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, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, City of Launceston: +$1,082 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: +$888 Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: -$240 Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: +$827 Health, City of Launceston: +$148 Transport, City of Launceston: -$1,399 Communications, City of Launceston: +$389 Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: +$526 Education , City of Launceston: +$142 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: +$1,317 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: +$1,551 Housing, City of Launceston: -$810 Utilities, City of Launceston: -$267
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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