Lismore City

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,078 in Lismore City, lower compared to New South Wales.

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
Lismore City2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$8,5239.9%$10,9859.2%$8,5209.0%$10,2128.3%+3
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5124.1%$4,8194.1%$4,3574.6%$5,5824.5%-845
Clothing & Footwear$3,0183.5%$4,1963.5%$3,1003.3%$4,0273.3%-82
Furnishings & equipment $3,9154.5%$5,2084.4%$3,8934.1%$4,8954.0%+22
Health$4,9975.8%$6,7335.7%$5,3145.6%$6,6715.4%-316
Transport$7,5938.8%$11,0329.3%$10,21310.8%$13,64911.1%-2,620
Communications$1,7302.0%$2,3802.0%$1,4081.5%$1,8081.5%+322
Recreation & Culture$9,22010.7%$11,85510.0%$10,22410.8%$12,63710.3%-1,005
Education $4,1604.8%$5,9555.0%$4,2354.5%$5,9824.9%-75
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,2416.1%$7,8256.6%$7,4947.9%$9,5687.8%-2,253
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,66715.9%$17,84315.0%$14,53015.4%$18,33214.9%-863
Housing$17,48320.3%$26,23222.1%$17,52318.6%$25,70620.9%-40
Utilities$3,0783.6%$3,7493.2%$3,5273.7%$3,9073.2%-449
Total Expenditure$86,137100.0%$118,810100.0%$94,338100.0%$122,975100.0%-8,201
Net Savings$18,31617.5%$25,71817.8%$9,9649.6%$19,38913.6%+8,351
Total Disposable Income$104,4520%$144,5280%$104,3020%$142,3650%+150

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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