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City of Launceston

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $2,740 in City of Launceston, lower compared to Regional TAS.

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
City of Launceston2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional TAS $Regional TAS %$ per household% of expenditureRegional TAS $Regional TAS %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$9,44510.9%$11,71111.7%$6,6949.0%$10,40810.9%+$2,750
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,4584.0%$5,4005.4%$3,0024.0%$5,9966.3%+$456
Clothing & Footwear$2,3492.7%$2,8562.9%$2,1222.8%$2,8633.0%+$226
Furnishings & equipment $4,5535.2%$5,6725.7%$3,2744.4%$4,9285.1%+$1,279
Health$6,1517.1%$7,5637.6%$4,3375.8%$6,5666.9%+$1,814
Transport$10,80312.5%$7,6057.6%$11,97216.1%$8,5699.0%-$1,168
Communications$2,3082.7%$2,4652.5%$1,2791.7%$1,7821.9%+$1,030
Recreation & Culture$8,4489.7%$10,12710.2%$6,2438.4%$9,1909.6%+$2,205
Education $2,5172.9%$3,4973.5%$2,2193.0%$3,2453.4%+$298
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,1325.9%$8,2328.3%$5,7117.7%$7,9788.3%-$579
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,19618.7%$19,20419.3%$12,07016.2%$18,00118.8%+$4,126
Housing$12,64914.6%$12,13212.2%$13,41218.0%$12,93013.5%-$763
Utilities$2,7403.2%$3,2143.2%$2,2193.0%$3,2573.4%+$521
Total Expenditure$86,749100.0%$99,679100.0%$74,554100.0%$95,713100.0%+$12,195
Net Savings$11,75611.9%$7,1876.7%$14,43316.2%$5,0115.0%-$2,677
Total Disposable Income$98,505%$106,865%$88,987%$100,724%+$9,518

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, Regional TAS: 11.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional TAS: 5.4% Clothing & Footwear, Regional TAS: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , Regional TAS: 5.7% Health, Regional TAS: 7.6% Transport, Regional TAS: 7.6% Communications, Regional TAS: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Regional TAS: 10.2% Education , Regional TAS: 3.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional TAS: 8.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional TAS: 19.3% Housing, Regional TAS: 12.2% Utilities, Regional TAS: 3.2% Food, City of Launceston: 10.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: 4.0% Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: 5.2% Health, City of Launceston: 7.1% Transport, City of Launceston: 12.5% Communications, City of Launceston: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: 9.7% Education , City of Launceston: 2.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: 5.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: 18.7% Housing, City of Launceston: 14.6% Utilities, City of Launceston: 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, City of Launceston: +$2,750 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Launceston: +$456 Clothing & Footwear, City of Launceston: +$226 Furnishings & equipment , City of Launceston: +$1,279 Health, City of Launceston: +$1,814 Transport, City of Launceston: -$1,168 Communications, City of Launceston: +$1,030 Recreation & Culture, City of Launceston: +$2,205 Education , City of Launceston: +$298 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Launceston: -$579 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Launceston: +$4,126 Housing, City of Launceston: -$763 Utilities, City of Launceston: +$521
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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