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West Tamar Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $2,786 in the West Tamar Council area, lower 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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Household expenditure
West Tamar Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$$ per household% of expenditureTasmaniaTasmania$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$10,14610.9%$10,20310.6%$8,7539.9%$8,6499.7%+1,393
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5094.9%$4,6984.9%$4,2844.8%$5,1345.7%+224
Clothing & Footwear$2,0892.2%$2,6272.7%$2,4772.8%$2,5352.8%-388
Furnishings & equipment $4,2504.6%$4,6274.8%$3,5534.0%$3,9974.5%+696
Health$5,1195.5%$6,5996.9%$4,2424.8%$5,5636.2%+877
Transport$11,88112.8%$9,4919.9%$13,65315.4%$10,49111.7%-1,771
Communications$2,2392.4%$2,2642.4%$1,5271.7%$1,5601.7%+711
Recreation & Culture$6,8777.4%$8,1048.4%$6,0286.8%$7,4538.3%+849
Education $2,7853.0%$3,2643.4%$2,5602.9%$3,0273.4%+224
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,4889.1%$8,3448.7%$6,8887.8%$7,5568.4%+1,600
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,04017.3%$17,16917.9%$14,76216.7%$15,47217.3%+1,279
Housing$15,67516.9%$15,68616.3%$17,00419.2%$15,20117.0%-1,329
Utilities$2,7863.0%$3,0223.1%$2,7523.1%$2,8513.2%+34
Total Expenditure$92,883100.0%$96,098100.0%$88,484100.0%$89,490100.0%+4,399
Net Savings$19,78417.6%$13,53412.3%$15,67415.0%$10,90610.9%+4,110
Total Disposable Income$112,6670%$109,6320%$104,1580%$100,3960%+8,509

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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