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Northern Beaches Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,300 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 area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$13,1348.1%$10,8638.9%$12,2107.8%$10,1698.7%+$923
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,2702.6%$4,3223.6%$4,8563.1%$5,0284.3%-$586
Clothing & Footwear$6,1073.7%$4,6533.8%$5,4903.5%$4,0413.4%+$618
Furnishings & equipment $6,0463.7%$5,3094.4%$5,6223.6%$4,6213.9%+$424
Health$8,7305.4%$6,7675.6%$8,9375.7%$6,4655.5%-$207
Transport$13,0248.0%$12,55310.3%$12,9548.3%$13,12211.2%+$69
Communications$2,7511.7%$2,5442.1%$1,9511.3%$1,7731.5%+$800
Recreation & Culture$12,8097.9%$12,73210.5%$12,8788.3%$11,99410.2%-$69
Education $7,0894.3%$5,5504.6%$6,8324.4%$5,6584.8%+$256
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $16,35110.0%$9,3097.7%$15,0879.7%$8,8227.5%+$1,264
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,74913.3%$18,25515.0%$21,73314.0%$17,44414.9%+$16
Housing$46,68728.6%$25,23720.8%$42,82627.5%$24,56620.9%+$3,861
Utilities$4,3002.6%$3,4692.9%$4,3492.8%$3,5613.0%-$50
Total Expenditure$163,045100.0%$121,562100.0%$155,726100.0%$117,265100.0%+$7,319
Net Savings$30,58415.8%$16,63712.0%$39,16720.1%$23,36116.6%-$8,583
Total Disposable Income$193,629%$138,199%$194,893%$140,626%-$1,264

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, New South Wales: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.4% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.3% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.5% Education , New South Wales: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.8% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.9% Food, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.6% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Beaches Council area: 3.7% Health, Northern Beaches Council area: 5.4% Transport, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.0% Communications, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.7% Recreation & Culture, Northern Beaches Council area: 7.9% Education , Northern Beaches Council area: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Beaches Council area: 10.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Beaches Council area: 13.3% Housing, Northern Beaches Council area: 28.6% Utilities, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, Northern Beaches Council area: +$923 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Beaches Council area: -$586 Clothing & Footwear, Northern Beaches Council area: +$618 Furnishings & equipment , Northern Beaches Council area: +$424 Health, Northern Beaches Council area: -$207 Transport, Northern Beaches Council area: +$69 Communications, Northern Beaches Council area: +$800 Recreation & Culture, Northern Beaches Council area: -$69 Education , Northern Beaches Council area: +$256 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Beaches Council area: +$1,264 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Beaches Council area: +$16 Housing, Northern Beaches Council area: +$3,861 Utilities, Northern Beaches Council area: -$50
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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