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Break O'Day Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $2,427 in Break O'Day Council area, 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
Break O'Day Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional TAS $Regional TAS %$ per household% of expenditureRegional TAS $Regional TAS %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$10,49412.0%$11,22811.2%$7,8549.8%$9,17610.0%+$2,641
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,6857.7%$5,1365.1%$5,0206.3%$5,0535.5%+$1,665
Clothing & Footwear$1,3961.6%$2,9703.0%$1,7882.2%$2,8243.1%-$392
Furnishings & equipment $4,7995.5%$5,5405.5%$3,6804.6%$4,2044.6%+$1,119
Health$4,4815.1%$7,2357.2%$5,8117.2%$6,8837.5%-$1,329
Transport$9,48810.9%$10,48510.4%$10,06012.5%$11,59812.6%-$572
Communications$1,7792.0%$2,4802.5%$1,2791.6%$1,6391.8%+$499
Recreation & Culture$8,4419.7%$9,5459.5%$7,2179.0%$8,1168.8%+$1,224
Education $4,0354.6%$3,2723.3%$4,0495.0%$3,0923.4%-$14
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,16310.5%$8,7258.7%$8,14910.2%$7,6828.3%+$1,014
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,93417.1%$19,28419.2%$11,94114.9%$16,23217.6%+$2,993
Housing$9,15710.5%$11,65711.6%$11,23314.0%$12,64413.7%-$2,077
Utilities$2,4272.8%$2,9753.0%$2,1942.7%$2,9543.2%+$234
Total Expenditure$87,280100.0%$100,531100.0%$80,275100.0%$92,097100.0%+$7,006
Net Savings$-5,213-6.4%$1,4021.4%$-3,750-4.9%$5,4385.6%-$1,464
Total Disposable Income$82,067%$101,933%$76,525%$97,535%+$5,542

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, Regional TAS: 11.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional TAS: 5.1% Clothing & Footwear, Regional TAS: 3.0% Furnishings & equipment , Regional TAS: 5.5% Health, Regional TAS: 7.2% Transport, Regional TAS: 10.4% Communications, Regional TAS: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Regional TAS: 9.5% Education , Regional TAS: 3.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional TAS: 8.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional TAS: 19.2% Housing, Regional TAS: 11.6% Utilities, Regional TAS: 3.0% Food, Break O'Day Council area: 12.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Break O'Day Council area: 7.7% Clothing & Footwear, Break O'Day Council area: 1.6% Furnishings & equipment , Break O'Day Council area: 5.5% Health, Break O'Day Council area: 5.1% Transport, Break O'Day Council area: 10.9% Communications, Break O'Day Council area: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, Break O'Day Council area: 9.7% Education , Break O'Day Council area: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Break O'Day Council area: 10.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Break O'Day Council area: 17.1% Housing, Break O'Day Council area: 10.5% Utilities, Break O'Day Council area: 2.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Break O'Day Council area: +$2,641 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Break O'Day Council area: +$1,665 Clothing & Footwear, Break O'Day Council area: -$392 Furnishings & equipment , Break O'Day Council area: +$1,119 Health, Break O'Day Council area: -$1,329 Transport, Break O'Day Council area: -$572 Communications, Break O'Day Council area: +$499 Recreation & Culture, Break O'Day Council area: +$1,224 Education , Break O'Day Council area: -$14 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Break O'Day Council area: +$1,014 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Break O'Day Council area: +$2,993 Housing, Break O'Day Council area: -$2,077 Utilities, Break O'Day Council area: +$234
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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