Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Midlands Council area

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,973 in the Northern Midlands 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
Northern Midlands Council area2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2014/15 - 2019/20
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,1366.2%$5,3165.5%$7,9167.1%$6,0386.4%-781
Clothing & Footwear$3,3732.9%$2,4772.6%$3,3653.0%$2,5422.7%+7
Furnishings & equipment $6,0955.3%$4,6494.8%$5,4164.9%$4,1634.4%+679
Recreation & Culture$10,5049.1%$8,0968.4%$9,2138.3%$7,2177.6%+1,291
Education $4,7174.1%$3,4273.6%$4,4154.0%$3,1993.4%+302
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,5587.4%$7,1557.4%$9,5478.6%$8,1228.6%-989
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $22,71119.7%$17,17617.8%$21,37619.2%$16,41017.4%+1,334
Total Expenditure$115,426100.0%$96,324100.0%$111,536100.0%$94,340100.0%+3,890
Net Savings$30,53920.9%$18,74716.3%$32,39222.5%$20,57717.9%-1,853
Total Disposable Income$145,9650%$115,0710%$143,9280%$114,9170%+2,037

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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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