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Northern Tasmania Region

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,538 in the Northern Tasmania Region, lower 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 Region2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %$ per household% of expenditureTasmania $Tasmania %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$9,19410.8%$8,67910.1%$8,92710.6%$8,0359.7%+$267
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,3165.1%$4,1804.9%$4,4565.3%$4,4005.3%-$141
Clothing & Footwear$2,3982.8%$2,4412.8%$2,7693.3%$2,7583.3%-$371
Furnishings & equipment $4,6475.5%$4,2835.0%$3,7194.4%$3,3654.1%+$928
Health$6,0227.1%$5,9076.9%$6,1807.3%$5,9277.2%-$159
Transport$8,57010.1%$8,81710.3%$9,98911.8%$10,02712.1%-$1,418
Communications$1,9842.3%$2,1062.5%$1,4511.7%$1,4271.7%+$532
Recreation & Culture$7,6889.0%$7,1768.4%$7,4168.8%$6,8998.3%+$272
Education $2,9383.4%$2,8983.4%$2,8083.3%$2,6903.3%+$130
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,1828.4%$7,2718.5%$6,7208.0%$6,7188.1%+$463
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,87118.6%$15,51018.1%$14,51417.2%$13,93316.9%+$1,357
Housing$11,83713.9%$14,05916.4%$12,69115.0%$13,74116.6%-$855
Utilities$2,5383.0%$2,5603.0%$2,7713.3%$2,7113.3%-$233
Total Expenditure$85,184100.0%$85,887100.0%$84,410100.0%$82,633100.0%+$774
Net Savings$9,0249.6%$11,72112.0%$17,99017.6%$19,88119.4%-$8,967
Total Disposable Income$94,208%$97,608%$102,401%$102,514%-$8,193

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, Tasmania: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tasmania: 4.9% Clothing & Footwear, Tasmania: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Tasmania: 5.0% Health, Tasmania: 6.9% Transport, Tasmania: 10.3% Communications, Tasmania: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Tasmania: 8.4% Education , Tasmania: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tasmania: 8.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tasmania: 18.1% Housing, Tasmania: 16.4% Utilities, Tasmania: 3.0% Food, Northern Tasmania Region: 10.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.1% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Tasmania Region: 5.5% Health, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.1% Transport, Northern Tasmania Region: 10.1% Communications, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.0% Education , Northern Tasmania Region: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Tasmania Region: 8.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Tasmania Region: 18.6% Housing, Northern Tasmania Region: 13.9% Utilities, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.0%
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 Tasmania Region: +$267 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Tasmania Region: -$141 Clothing & Footwear, Northern Tasmania Region: -$371 Furnishings & equipment , Northern Tasmania Region: +$928 Health, Northern Tasmania Region: -$159 Transport, Northern Tasmania Region: -$1,418 Communications, Northern Tasmania Region: +$532 Recreation & Culture, Northern Tasmania Region: +$272 Education , Northern Tasmania Region: +$130 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Tasmania Region: +$463 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Tasmania Region: +$1,357 Housing, Northern Tasmania Region: -$855 Utilities, Northern Tasmania Region: -$233
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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