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Northern Beaches Council area

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,507 in the Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council area2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$7,0455.3%$9,1378.5%$5,9044.9%$8,5988.5%+$1,141
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,7352.1%$3,8833.6%$2,5502.1%$4,4234.4%+$184
Clothing & Footwear$3,3262.5%$4,0863.8%$2,3922.0%$3,1043.1%+$934
Furnishings & equipment $2,9322.2%$4,8404.5%$2,2261.8%$3,8833.8%+$706
Health$4,8263.6%$5,9595.6%$3,7273.1%$5,1905.1%+$1,099
Transport$9,7587.4%$11,48510.7%$9,2727.6%$11,71411.6%+$486
Communications$1,6491.2%$2,3002.1%$9400.8%$1,5711.5%+$709
Recreation & Culture$6,0494.6%$11,55310.8%$5,3674.4%$10,96210.8%+$683
Education $3,5232.7%$4,8484.5%$3,4622.9%$4,8174.7%+$61
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,9087.5%$8,0287.5%$8,2186.8%$7,7527.6%+$1,690
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,0789.9%$16,02615.0%$10,5848.7%$14,89814.7%+$2,493
Housing$65,40849.3%$22,08720.6%$64,34553.1%$21,42921.1%+$1,063
Utilities$2,5071.9%$2,8832.7%$2,2821.9%$3,0703.0%+$225
Total Expenditure$132,744100.0%$107,115100.0%$121,269100.0%$101,411100.0%+$11,475
Net Savings$80,53937.8%$34,30324.3%$84,71641.1%$34,31125.3%-$4,177
Total Disposable Income$213,282%$141,418%$205,985%$135,722%+$7,297

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, New South Wales: 8.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.5% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.8% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.6% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Northern Beaches Council area: 5.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.1% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.5% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Beaches Council area: 2.2% Health, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.6% Transport, Northern Beaches Council area: 7.4% Communications, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.2% Recreation & Culture, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.6% Education , Northern Beaches Council area: 2.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Beaches Council area: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Beaches Council area: 9.9% Housing, Northern Beaches Council area: 49.3% Utilities, Northern Beaches Council area: 1.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Northern Beaches Council area: +$1,141 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Beaches Council area: +$184 Clothing & Footwear, Northern Beaches Council area: +$934 Furnishings & equipment , Northern Beaches Council area: +$706 Health, Northern Beaches Council area: +$1,099 Transport, Northern Beaches Council area: +$486 Communications, Northern Beaches Council area: +$709 Recreation & Culture, Northern Beaches Council area: +$683 Education , Northern Beaches Council area: +$61 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Beaches Council area: +$1,690 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Beaches Council area: +$2,493 Housing, Northern Beaches Council area: +$1,063 Utilities, Northern Beaches Council area: +$225
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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