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City of Launceston

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $2,740 in the City of Launceston, 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.

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Household expenditure
City of Launceston2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$9,44510.9%$10,20310.6%$6,6949.0%$8,6499.7%+2,750
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,4584.0%$4,6984.9%$3,0024.0%$5,1345.7%+456
Clothing & Footwear$2,3492.7%$2,6272.7%$2,1222.8%$2,5352.8%+226
Furnishings & equipment $4,5535.2%$4,6274.8%$3,2744.4%$3,9974.5%+1,279
Health$6,1517.1%$6,5996.9%$4,3375.8%$5,5636.2%+1,814
Transport$10,80312.5%$9,4919.9%$11,97216.1%$10,49111.7%-1,168
Communications$2,3082.7%$2,2642.4%$1,2791.7%$1,5601.7%+1,030
Recreation & Culture$8,4489.7%$8,1048.4%$6,2438.4%$7,4538.3%+2,205
Education $2,5172.9%$3,2643.4%$2,2193.0%$3,0273.4%+298
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,1325.9%$8,3448.7%$5,7117.7%$7,5568.4%-579
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,19618.7%$17,16917.9%$12,07016.2%$15,47217.3%+4,126
Housing$12,64914.6%$15,68616.3%$13,41218.0%$15,20117.0%-763
Utilities$2,7403.2%$3,0223.1%$2,2193.0%$2,8513.2%+521
Total Expenditure$86,749100.0%$96,098100.0%$74,554100.0%$89,490100.0%+12,195
Net Savings$11,75611.9%$13,53412.3%$14,43316.2%$10,90610.9%-2,677
Total Disposable Income$98,5050%$109,6320%$88,9870%$100,3960%+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

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