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Northern Tasmania Region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,058 in the Northern Tasmania Region, 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
Northern Tasmania Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$11,62411.3%$9,73910.5%$8,85310.0%$8,1199.3%+$2,771
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,5235.4%$4,5034.8%$4,8435.5%$4,7255.4%+$679
Clothing & Footwear$3,1483.1%$2,6782.9%$2,7543.1%$2,6883.1%+$394
Furnishings & equipment $5,6185.5%$4,5084.8%$3,9214.4%$3,5784.1%+$1,698
Health$7,3767.2%$6,3046.8%$6,5087.3%$6,3417.3%+$868
Transport$10,1269.8%$9,47210.2%$10,71412.1%$10,69312.3%-$588
Communications$2,4592.4%$2,2922.5%$1,5531.8%$1,5251.7%+$906
Recreation & Culture$9,5119.2%$7,9198.5%$7,5098.5%$7,0068.0%+$2,002
Education $3,4983.4%$3,1453.4%$3,0193.4%$2,9223.4%+$479
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,0508.8%$7,9918.6%$7,4828.5%$7,2308.3%+$1,569
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,80419.2%$16,92418.2%$15,32217.3%$14,84117.0%+$4,481
Housing$12,12511.8%$14,99916.1%$13,32615.1%$14,77717.0%-$1,202
Utilities$3,0583.0%$2,6932.9%$2,7363.1%$2,7333.1%+$322
Total Expenditure$102,919100.0%$93,165100.0%$88,540100.0%$87,177100.0%+$14,379
Net Savings$1,8171.7%$7,6167.6%$7,5637.9%$9,73610.0%-$5,746
Total Disposable Income$104,736%$100,782%$96,103%$96,913%+$8,633

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, Northern Tasmania Region: 11.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.4% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.1% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Tasmania Region: 5.5% Health, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.2% Transport, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.8% Communications, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.2% Education , Northern Tasmania Region: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Tasmania Region: 8.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Tasmania Region: 19.2% Housing, Northern Tasmania Region: 11.8% Utilities, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.0%
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 Tasmania Region: +$2,771 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Tasmania Region: +$679 Clothing & Footwear, Northern Tasmania Region: +$394 Furnishings & equipment , Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,698 Health, Northern Tasmania Region: +$868 Transport, Northern Tasmania Region: -$588 Communications, Northern Tasmania Region: +$906 Recreation & Culture, Northern Tasmania Region: +$2,002 Education , Northern Tasmania Region: +$479 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,569 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Tasmania Region: +$4,481 Housing, Northern Tasmania Region: -$1,202 Utilities, Northern Tasmania Region: +$322
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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