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Dorset Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,903 in Dorset Council area, higher 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
Dorset 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$21,50412.5%$11,22811.2%$18,37011.7%$9,17610.0%+$3,134
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$12,1347.0%$5,1365.1%$10,4756.7%$5,0535.5%+$1,659
Clothing & Footwear$3,1671.8%$2,9703.0%$3,5152.2%$2,8243.1%-$348
Furnishings & equipment $10,9516.4%$5,5405.5%$9,2295.9%$4,2044.6%+$1,723
Health$9,9055.7%$7,2357.2%$11,2687.2%$6,8837.5%-$1,363
Transport$16,3469.5%$10,48510.4%$16,30210.4%$11,59812.6%+$44
Communications$4,4552.6%$2,4802.5%$2,4281.6%$1,6391.8%+$2,027
Recreation & Culture$18,03710.5%$9,5459.5%$17,26111.0%$8,1168.8%+$775
Education $7,7124.5%$3,2723.3%$8,4815.4%$3,0923.4%-$769
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $18,07510.5%$8,7258.7%$15,56410.0%$7,6828.3%+$2,511
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $34,24619.9%$19,28419.2%$29,86719.1%$16,23217.6%+$4,378
Housing$10,8786.3%$11,65711.6%$9,0585.8%$12,64413.7%+$1,820
Utilities$4,9032.8%$2,9753.0%$4,5362.9%$2,9543.2%+$368
Total Expenditure$172,313100.0%$100,531100.0%$156,355100.0%$92,097100.0%+$15,958
Net Savings$-9,089-5.6%$1,4021.4%$-28,960-22.7%$5,4385.6%+$19,871
Total Disposable Income$163,224%$101,933%$127,395%$97,535%+$35,830

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, Dorset Council area: 12.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Dorset Council area: 7.0% Clothing & Footwear, Dorset Council area: 1.8% Furnishings & equipment , Dorset Council area: 6.4% Health, Dorset Council area: 5.7% Transport, Dorset Council area: 9.5% Communications, Dorset Council area: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, Dorset Council area: 10.5% Education , Dorset Council area: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Dorset Council area: 10.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Dorset Council area: 19.9% Housing, Dorset Council area: 6.3% Utilities, Dorset 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, Dorset Council area: +$3,134 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Dorset Council area: +$1,659 Clothing & Footwear, Dorset Council area: -$348 Furnishings & equipment , Dorset Council area: +$1,723 Health, Dorset Council area: -$1,363 Transport, Dorset Council area: +$44 Communications, Dorset Council area: +$2,027 Recreation & Culture, Dorset Council area: +$775 Education , Dorset Council area: -$769 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Dorset Council area: +$2,511 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Dorset Council area: +$4,378 Housing, Dorset Council area: +$1,820 Utilities, Dorset Council area: +$368
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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