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City of Launceston

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $2,232 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 Launceston2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Hobart $Greater Hobart %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$9,34511.8%$7,7299.3%$7,0419.6%$6,6668.3%+$2,303
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,0305.1%$3,6494.4%$3,1514.3%$4,2755.3%+$879
Clothing & Footwear$2,4593.1%$2,2842.7%$2,5463.5%$2,5023.1%-$87
Furnishings & equipment $4,1245.2%$3,1143.7%$3,2044.4%$2,7173.4%+$920
Health$5,5587.0%$5,0466.1%$5,7217.8%$5,5967.0%-$163
Transport$6,7428.5%$8,1059.7%$8,19611.2%$9,44911.7%-$1,454
Communications$1,7822.2%$2,0382.4%$1,2971.8%$1,3701.7%+$484
Recreation & Culture$7,2129.1%$5,7256.9%$6,3578.7%$5,4816.8%+$856
Education $2,4253.1%$2,9743.6%$2,3253.2%$2,6873.3%+$101
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,6308.3%$6,9998.4%$5,1127.0%$6,6088.2%+$1,518
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,25619.2%$13,73916.5%$12,76017.5%$12,93116.1%+$2,496
Housing$11,70114.7%$19,51023.4%$13,16018.0%$17,70722.0%-$1,459
Utilities$2,2322.8%$2,3122.8%$2,2393.1%$2,4303.0%-$7
Total Expenditure$79,495100.0%$83,225100.0%$73,109100.0%$80,417100.0%+$6,387
Net Savings$10,33311.5%$16,00316.1%$13,00915.1%$15,64016.3%-$2,676
Total Disposable Income$89,828%$99,228%$86,117%$96,057%+$3,711

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, Greater Hobart: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Hobart: 4.4% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Hobart: 3.7% Health, Greater Hobart: 6.1% Transport, Greater Hobart: 9.7% Communications, Greater Hobart: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Greater Hobart: 6.9% Education , Greater Hobart: 3.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Hobart: 8.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Hobart: 16.5% Housing, Greater Hobart: 23.4% Utilities, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Food, City of Launceston: 11.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: 5.1% Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: 3.1% Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: 5.2% Health, City of Launceston: 7.0% Transport, City of Launceston: 8.5% Communications, City of Launceston: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: 9.1% Education , City of Launceston: 3.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: 8.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: 19.2% Housing, City of Launceston: 14.7% Utilities, City of Launceston: 2.8%
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 Launceston: +$2,303 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: +$879 Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: -$87 Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: +$920 Health, City of Launceston: -$163 Transport, City of Launceston: -$1,454 Communications, City of Launceston: +$484 Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: +$856 Education , City of Launceston: +$101 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: +$1,518 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: +$2,496 Housing, City of Launceston: -$1,459 Utilities, City of Launceston: -$7
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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