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West Tamar Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $2,914 in West Tamar 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
West Tamar 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$10,52911.3%$11,22811.2%$9,0589.9%$9,17610.0%+$1,471
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,0524.4%$5,1365.1%$4,5505.0%$5,0535.5%-$498
Clothing & Footwear$2,5242.7%$2,9703.0%$2,8943.2%$2,8243.1%-$369
Furnishings & equipment $4,5334.9%$5,5405.5%$3,4563.8%$4,2044.6%+$1,077
Health$5,4275.8%$7,2357.2%$5,6106.1%$6,8837.5%-$183
Transport$10,83311.7%$10,48510.4%$12,81314.0%$11,59812.6%-$1,980
Communications$2,3042.5%$2,4802.5%$1,6131.8%$1,6391.8%+$691
Recreation & Culture$7,0587.6%$9,5459.5%$6,4217.0%$8,1168.8%+$637
Education $2,9833.2%$3,2723.3%$2,5672.8%$3,0923.4%+$416
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,9157.4%$8,7258.7%$6,9997.7%$7,6828.3%-$84
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,72519.1%$19,28419.2%$15,68817.2%$16,23217.6%+$2,037
Housing$15,12716.3%$11,65711.6%$16,74418.3%$12,64413.7%-$1,617
Utilities$2,9143.1%$2,9753.0%$2,9493.2%$2,9543.2%-$36
Total Expenditure$92,925100.0%$100,531100.0%$91,363100.0%$92,097100.0%+$1,562
Net Savings$13,84113.0%$1,4021.4%$9,1089.1%$5,4385.6%+$4,733
Total Disposable Income$106,765%$101,933%$100,471%$97,535%+$6,295

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, West Tamar Council area: 11.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, West Tamar Council area: 4.4% Clothing & Footwear, West Tamar Council area: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , West Tamar Council area: 4.9% Health, West Tamar Council area: 5.8% Transport, West Tamar Council area: 11.7% Communications, West Tamar Council area: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, West Tamar Council area: 7.6% Education , West Tamar Council area: 3.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , West Tamar Council area: 7.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , West Tamar Council area: 19.1% Housing, West Tamar Council area: 16.3% Utilities, West Tamar Council area: 3.1%
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, West Tamar Council area: +$1,471 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, West Tamar Council area: -$498 Clothing & Footwear, West Tamar Council area: -$369 Furnishings & equipment , West Tamar Council area: +$1,077 Health, West Tamar Council area: -$183 Transport, West Tamar Council area: -$1,980 Communications, West Tamar Council area: +$691 Recreation & Culture, West Tamar Council area: +$637 Education , West Tamar Council area: +$416 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , West Tamar Council area: -$84 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , West Tamar Council area: +$2,037 Housing, West Tamar Council area: -$1,617 Utilities, West Tamar Council area: -$36
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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