Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,270 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.

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Household expenditure
Northern Tasmania Region2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$10,89811.2%$10,36110.8%$8,8589.6%$8,9169.5%+2,039
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,5985.8%$5,3165.5%$5,9706.5%$6,0386.4%-372
Clothing & Footwear$2,6052.7%$2,4772.6%$2,5042.7%$2,5422.7%+100
Furnishings & equipment $4,8965.0%$4,6494.8%$4,1304.5%$4,1634.4%+766
Health$6,9167.1%$6,5776.8%$5,9326.5%$5,9996.4%+984
Transport$8,3198.5%$8,6239.0%$10,40211.3%$10,65911.3%-2,083
Communications$2,2482.3%$2,1362.2%$1,5541.7%$1,5731.7%+694
Recreation & Culture$8,4688.7%$8,0968.4%$7,1657.8%$7,2177.6%+1,303
Education $3,5473.6%$3,4273.6%$3,1523.4%$3,1993.4%+395
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,0947.3%$7,1557.4%$7,8708.6%$8,1228.6%-776
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,88518.4%$17,17617.8%$16,12717.5%$16,41017.4%+1,758
Housing$15,57616.0%$17,23517.9%$15,34516.7%$16,58217.6%+232
Utilities$3,2703.4%$3,0963.2%$2,9533.2%$2,9203.1%+317
Total Expenditure$97,320100.0%$96,324100.0%$91,963100.0%$94,340100.0%+5,357
Net Savings$20,60317.5%$18,74716.3%$20,65318.3%$20,57717.9%-50
Total Disposable Income$117,9230%$115,0710%$112,6160%$114,9170%+5,307

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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

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