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Northern Tasmania Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,249 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 Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$11,40411.2%$10,20310.6%$9,51610.4%$8,6499.7%+$1,888
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4595.3%$4,6984.9%$5,5046.0%$5,1345.7%-$45
Clothing & Footwear$3,0293.0%$2,6272.7%$2,6692.9%$2,5352.8%+$360
Furnishings & equipment $5,5545.4%$4,6274.8%$4,4384.8%$3,9974.5%+$1,116
Health$7,7117.6%$6,5996.9%$5,8186.3%$5,5636.2%+$1,894
Transport$9,2859.1%$9,4919.9%$10,09611.0%$10,49111.7%-$812
Communications$2,5222.5%$2,2642.4%$1,6431.8%$1,5601.7%+$879
Recreation & Culture$10,1409.9%$8,1048.4%$8,1998.9%$7,4538.3%+$1,941
Education $3,6063.5%$3,2643.4%$3,1693.5%$3,0273.4%+$437
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,2558.1%$8,3448.7%$7,8988.6%$7,5568.4%+$356
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,00518.6%$17,16917.9%$16,25317.7%$15,47217.3%+$2,752
Housing$12,86612.6%$15,68616.3%$13,47414.7%$15,20117.0%-$608
Utilities$3,2493.2%$3,0223.1%$2,9683.2%$2,8513.2%+$280
Total Expenditure$102,085100.0%$96,098100.0%$91,645100.0%$89,490100.0%+$10,440
Net Savings$7,2996.7%$13,53412.3%$8,1148.1%$10,90610.9%-$815
Total Disposable Income$109,383%$109,632%$99,759%$100,396%+$9,624

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, Tasmania: 10.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tasmania: 4.9% Clothing & Footwear, Tasmania: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , Tasmania: 4.8% Health, Tasmania: 6.9% Transport, Tasmania: 9.9% Communications, Tasmania: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Tasmania: 8.4% Education , Tasmania: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tasmania: 8.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tasmania: 17.9% Housing, Tasmania: 16.3% Utilities, Tasmania: 3.1% Food, Northern Tasmania Region: 11.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.3% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.0% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Tasmania Region: 5.4% Health, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.6% Transport, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.1% Communications, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.9% Education , Northern Tasmania Region: 3.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Tasmania Region: 8.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Tasmania Region: 18.6% Housing, Northern Tasmania Region: 12.6% Utilities, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.2%
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 Tasmania Region: +$1,888 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Tasmania Region: -$45 Clothing & Footwear, Northern Tasmania Region: +$360 Furnishings & equipment , Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,116 Health, Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,894 Transport, Northern Tasmania Region: -$812 Communications, Northern Tasmania Region: +$879 Recreation & Culture, Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,941 Education , Northern Tasmania Region: +$437 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Tasmania Region: +$356 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Tasmania Region: +$2,752 Housing, Northern Tasmania Region: -$608 Utilities, Northern Tasmania Region: +$280
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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