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Northern Beaches Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,546 in the Northern Beaches Council area, higher 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Northern Beaches Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$14,3398.1%$10,6348.8%$11,2597.7%$9,7918.6%+$3,080
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7562.7%$4,3233.6%$4,4383.0%$4,8124.2%+$318
Clothing & Footwear$7,0914.0%$4,7053.9%$4,8503.3%$3,6853.2%+$2,240
Furnishings & equipment $7,3084.1%$5,5334.6%$5,2763.6%$4,5124.0%+$2,032
Health$10,2745.8%$6,6195.5%$8,4585.8%$6,3025.5%+$1,815
Transport$15,3688.7%$12,71410.5%$15,04710.3%$13,33811.7%+$321
Communications$3,3171.9%$2,6312.2%$1,8321.2%$1,7411.5%+$1,485
Recreation & Culture$15,7358.9%$12,97610.7%$12,6718.6%$11,91410.5%+$3,064
Education $6,6093.7%$5,4274.5%$6,3094.3%$5,4594.8%+$300
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $14,4708.2%$9,1627.6%$11,9468.1%$8,4187.4%+$2,524
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,92015.8%$18,10415.0%$19,72013.4%$16,59314.6%+$8,200
Housing$45,33225.6%$24,74020.5%$41,12728.0%$24,11021.2%+$4,205
Utilities$4,5462.6%$3,2432.7%$3,7622.6%$3,2712.9%+$783
Total Expenditure$177,065100.0%$120,810100.0%$146,696100.0%$113,946100.0%+$30,369
Net Savings$29,12414.1%$17,76012.8%$34,75719.2%$20,04415.0%-$5,633
Total Disposable Income$206,189%$138,571%$181,453%$133,990%+$24,735

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.7% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.0% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Beaches Council area: 4.1% Health, Northern Beaches Council area: 5.8% Transport, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.7% Communications, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.9% Recreation & Culture, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.9% Education , Northern Beaches Council area: 3.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Beaches Council area: 8.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Beaches Council area: 15.8% Housing, Northern Beaches Council area: 25.6% Utilities, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.6%
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, Northern Beaches Council area: +$3,080 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Beaches Council area: +$318 Clothing & Footwear, Northern Beaches Council area: +$2,240 Furnishings & equipment , Northern Beaches Council area: +$2,032 Health, Northern Beaches Council area: +$1,815 Transport, Northern Beaches Council area: +$321 Communications, Northern Beaches Council area: +$1,485 Recreation & Culture, Northern Beaches Council area: +$3,064 Education , Northern Beaches Council area: +$300 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Beaches Council area: +$2,524 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Beaches Council area: +$8,200 Housing, Northern Beaches Council area: +$4,205 Utilities, Northern Beaches Council area: +$783
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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