MidCoast Council area

Household expenditure

In 2022/23, household expenditure on utilities was $2,287 in the MidCoast Council area, 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
MidCoast Council area2022/232016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2022/23
Food$7,4298.7%$11,7519.4%$7,9778.6%$11,3298.8%-548
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,1553.7%$5,0234.0%$4,3774.7%$6,2454.8%-1,222
Clothing & Footwear$3,2393.8%$5,2204.2%$2,9863.2%$4,3083.3%+252
Furnishings & equipment $3,7254.3%$5,9024.7%$4,0174.3%$5,6974.4%-292
Health$5,5696.5%$7,9806.4%$5,8576.3%$7,1965.6%-288
Transport$6,0667.1%$12,2069.7%$8,9779.7%$15,04811.7%-2,911
Communications$1,6071.9%$2,3871.9%$1,5301.6%$2,0571.6%+77
Recreation & Culture$8,4969.9%$13,06910.4%$9,50710.2%$12,97710.0%-1,011
Education $2,6533.1%$4,5603.6%$2,8853.1%$4,4203.4%-232
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,9298.1%$10,0128.0%$7,5478.1%$10,2297.9%-618
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,27514.3%$16,63813.3%$14,88016.0%$18,25014.1%-2,605
Housing$22,20825.9%$27,30521.8%$19,31120.8%$27,65421.4%+2,896
Utilities$2,2872.7%$3,3932.7%$2,9373.2%$3,7522.9%-650
Total Expenditure$85,636100.0%$125,446100.0%$92,790100.0%$129,161100.0%-7,153
Net Savings$13,23913.4%$25,57216.9%$9,9019.6%$21,32014.2%+3,337
Total Disposable Income$98,8750%$151,0180%$102,6910%$150,4810%-3,816

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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

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