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Murchison Area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,414 in the Murchison Area, higher compared to Tasmania.

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
Murchison Area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$13,04711.3%$9,73910.5%$11,6729.9%$8,1199.3%+$1,375
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,3705.5%$4,5034.8%$7,9336.7%$4,7255.4%-$1,563
Clothing & Footwear$3,0722.6%$2,6782.9%$3,4472.9%$2,6883.1%-$375
Furnishings & equipment $7,2026.2%$4,5084.8%$6,0325.1%$3,5784.1%+$1,170
Health$8,6507.5%$6,3046.8%$9,8778.3%$6,3417.3%-$1,226
Transport$11,80410.2%$9,47210.2%$13,78511.6%$10,69312.3%-$1,980
Communications$2,9572.6%$2,2922.5%$2,2031.9%$1,5251.7%+$754
Recreation & Culture$10,8859.4%$7,9198.5%$10,9919.3%$7,0068.0%-$106
Education $5,3654.6%$3,1453.4%$6,5915.6%$2,9223.4%-$1,226
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,0609.5%$7,9918.6%$10,8239.1%$7,2308.3%+$237
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,56520.3%$16,92418.2%$21,91618.5%$14,84117.0%+$1,649
Housing$8,5547.4%$14,99916.1%$9,3847.9%$14,77717.0%-$830
Utilities$3,4142.9%$2,6932.9%$3,8193.2%$2,7333.1%-$405
Total Expenditure$115,944100.0%$93,165100.0%$118,471100.0%$87,177100.0%-$2,527
Net Savings$-130-0.1%$7,6167.6%$-1,181-1.0%$9,73610.0%+$1,051
Total Disposable Income$115,814%$100,782%$117,290%$96,913%-$1,476

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, Tasmania: 10.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tasmania: 4.8% Clothing & Footwear, Tasmania: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , Tasmania: 4.8% Health, Tasmania: 6.8% Transport, Tasmania: 10.2% Communications, Tasmania: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Tasmania: 8.5% Education , Tasmania: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tasmania: 8.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tasmania: 18.2% Housing, Tasmania: 16.1% Utilities, Tasmania: 2.9% Food, Murchison Area: 11.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Murchison Area: 5.5% Clothing & Footwear, Murchison Area: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , Murchison Area: 6.2% Health, Murchison Area: 7.5% Transport, Murchison Area: 10.2% Communications, Murchison Area: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, Murchison Area: 9.4% Education , Murchison Area: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Murchison Area: 9.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Murchison Area: 20.3% Housing, Murchison Area: 7.4% Utilities, Murchison Area: 2.9%
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, Murchison Area: +$1,375 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Murchison Area: -$1,563 Clothing & Footwear, Murchison Area: -$375 Furnishings & equipment , Murchison Area: +$1,170 Health, Murchison Area: -$1,226 Transport, Murchison Area: -$1,980 Communications, Murchison Area: +$754 Recreation & Culture, Murchison Area: -$106 Education , Murchison Area: -$1,226 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Murchison Area: +$237 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Murchison Area: +$1,649 Housing, Murchison Area: -$830 Utilities, Murchison Area: -$405
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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