Moreton Bay Region

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $3,233 in Moreton Bay Region, lower 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Moreton Bay Region2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$11,01710.7%$12,13210.9%$10,63110.0%$11,42210.2%+386
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,9343.8%$4,4704.0%$4,9434.7%$5,3414.8%-1,009
Clothing & Footwear$3,5553.5%$4,0843.7%$3,1132.9%$3,3813.0%+443
Furnishings & equipment $5,5295.4%$6,1735.5%$4,9524.7%$5,3184.8%+577
Health$7,8247.6%$8,8557.9%$7,1616.8%$7,7466.9%+663
Transport$8,5658.3%$8,5357.6%$11,12910.5%$11,0929.9%-2,564
Communications$2,1292.1%$2,4272.2%$1,8111.7%$1,9601.8%+318
Recreation & Culture$11,21110.9%$11,96310.7%$10,75610.1%$10,9419.8%+455
Education $4,6404.5%$5,1254.6%$4,9624.7%$5,1144.6%-322
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,9515.8%$6,8176.1%$7,0496.6%$7,9267.1%-1,098
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,13713.7%$15,72514.1%$15,08014.2%$16,47014.8%-944
Housing$21,26520.6%$22,07919.8%$21,17820.0%$21,36119.2%+87
Utilities$3,2333.1%$3,3713.0%$3,2793.1%$3,4303.1%-46
Total Expenditure$102,991100.0%$111,754100.0%$106,043100.0%$111,501100.0%-3,052
Net Savings$22,22217.7%$27,11219.5%$15,94713.1%$18,10214.0%+6,275
Total Disposable Income$125,2130%$138,8660%$121,9900%$129,6030%+3,223

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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Moreton Bay Region

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