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Dorset Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $5,167 in the Dorset Council area, 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Dorset Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$21,70213.7%$10,20310.6%$21,57613.3%$8,6499.7%+126
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$13,0578.2%$4,6984.9%$13,9178.6%$5,1345.7%-860
Clothing & Footwear$2,7751.7%$2,6272.7%$3,4872.2%$2,5352.8%-711
Furnishings & equipment $9,7986.2%$4,6274.8%$10,3856.4%$3,9974.5%-587
Health$10,1136.4%$6,5996.9%$11,1116.9%$5,5636.2%-997
Transport$6,9604.4%$9,4919.9%$5,8423.6%$10,49111.7%+1,117
Communications$4,2742.7%$2,2642.4%$2,5131.6%$1,5601.7%+1,761
Recreation & Culture$19,01812.0%$8,1048.4%$19,13111.8%$7,4538.3%-113
Education $4,7893.0%$3,2643.4%$10,0346.2%$3,0273.4%-5,245
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $18,20211.5%$8,3448.7%$16,62710.3%$7,5568.4%+1,575
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $31,74220.0%$17,16917.9%$32,44320.1%$15,47217.3%-701
Housing$11,2117.1%$15,68616.3%$9,3105.8%$15,20117.0%+1,901
Utilities$5,1673.3%$3,0223.1%$5,2723.3%$2,8513.2%-105
Total Expenditure$158,807100.0%$96,098100.0%$161,648100.0%$89,490100.0%-2,840
Net Savings-$106-0.1%$13,53412.3%-$25,956-19.1%$10,90610.9%+25,850
Total Disposable Income$158,7020%$109,6320%$135,6920%$100,3960%+23,010

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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