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Flinders Council

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $6,369 in Flinders Council, 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
Flinders Council2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional TAS $Regional TAS %$ per household% of expenditureRegional TAS $Regional TAS %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$26,99010.3%$11,22811.2%$10,8486.7%$9,17610.0%+$16,142
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$40,96715.6%$5,1365.1%$33,49820.8%$5,0535.5%+$7,469
Clothing & Footwear$4,9361.9%$2,9703.0%$3,9552.5%$2,8243.1%+$982
Furnishings & equipment $13,7135.2%$5,5405.5%$4,7703.0%$4,2044.6%+$8,943
Health$15,2775.8%$7,2357.2%$6,5644.1%$6,8837.5%+$8,713
Transport$28,38610.8%$10,48510.4%$27,29517.0%$11,59812.6%+$1,091
Communications$4,3011.6%$2,4802.5%$2,2311.4%$1,6391.8%+$2,070
Recreation & Culture$18,0036.9%$9,5459.5%$11,9607.4%$8,1168.8%+$6,042
Education $11,9304.6%$3,2723.3%$3,7432.3%$3,0923.4%+$8,186
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $32,89212.6%$8,7258.7%$24,88915.5%$7,6828.3%+$8,003
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $50,74219.4%$19,28419.2%$21,18113.2%$16,23217.6%+$29,561
Housing$7,3772.8%$11,65711.6%$6,2773.9%$12,64413.7%+$1,101
Utilities$6,3692.4%$2,9753.0%$3,7502.3%$2,9543.2%+$2,619
Total Expenditure$261,882100.0%$100,531100.0%$160,960100.0%$92,097100.0%+$100,922
Net Savings$-88,806-51.3%$1,4021.4%$-47,307-41.6%$5,4385.6%-$41,499
Total Disposable Income$173,076%$101,933%$113,653%$97,535%+$59,423

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, Flinders Council: 10.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Flinders Council: 15.6% Clothing & Footwear, Flinders Council: 1.9% Furnishings & equipment , Flinders Council: 5.2% Health, Flinders Council: 5.8% Transport, Flinders Council: 10.8% Communications, Flinders Council: 1.6% Recreation & Culture, Flinders Council: 6.9% Education , Flinders Council: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Flinders Council: 12.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Flinders Council: 19.4% Housing, Flinders Council: 2.8% Utilities, Flinders Council: 2.4%
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, Flinders Council: +$16,142 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Flinders Council: +$7,469 Clothing & Footwear, Flinders Council: +$982 Furnishings & equipment , Flinders Council: +$8,943 Health, Flinders Council: +$8,713 Transport, Flinders Council: +$1,091 Communications, Flinders Council: +$2,070 Recreation & Culture, Flinders Council: +$6,042 Education , Flinders Council: +$8,186 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Flinders Council: +$8,003 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Flinders Council: +$29,561 Housing, Flinders Council: +$1,101 Utilities, Flinders Council: +$2,619
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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