Livingstone Shire Council area

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $3,647 in Livingstone Shire Council area, higher compared to Queensland.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Current benchmark:
Comparison year:
reset
Household expenditure
Livingstone Shire Council area2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2016/17 - 2021/22
Food$14,42511.9%$12,49410.9%$12,06411.0%$12,02910.5%+2,361
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,3004.4%$4,5974.0%$5,7925.3%$5,7765.1%-491
Clothing & Footwear$5,1574.2%$4,4853.9%$3,5233.2%$3,5153.1%+1,634
Furnishings & equipment $7,4526.1%$6,4605.6%$5,7115.2%$5,6955.0%+1,741
Health$10,2598.4%$8,8987.7%$8,2337.5%$8,2117.2%+2,025
Transport$10,6978.8%$9,2438.0%$11,90610.9%$11,37010.0%-1,209
Communications$2,8842.4%$2,4752.1%$2,1392.0%$2,1281.9%+746
Recreation & Culture$14,62612.0%$12,56310.9%$11,25610.3%$11,2019.8%+3,370
Education $3,9033.2%$3,3562.9%$3,4153.1%$3,4423.0%+489
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,4416.9%$7,9796.9%$8,4827.7%$8,2467.2%-41
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,94816.4%$16,70314.5%$17,31815.8%$17,11715.0%+2,629
Housing$14,83812.2%$22,76419.8%$16,40215.0%$22,17019.4%-1,563
Utilities$3,6473.0%$3,1292.7%$3,3793.1%$3,3622.9%+268
Total Expenditure$121,578100.0%$115,146100.0%$109,618100.0%$114,264100.0%+11,960
Net Savings$28,11718.8%$26,11618.5%$17,62513.9%$18,22613.8%+10,492
Total Disposable Income$149,6950%$141,2620%$127,2440%$132,4900%+22,452

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
loading animation
loading animation

Livingstone Shire

economic profile