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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,057 in the NSROC Region, higher compared to New South Wales.

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
NSROC Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$12,0187.2%$10,6348.8%$11,5457.2%$9,7918.6%+$474
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,2942.6%$4,3233.6%$4,7913.0%$4,8124.2%-$497
Clothing & Footwear$5,7483.4%$4,7053.9%$4,6552.9%$3,6853.2%+$1,093
Furnishings & equipment $6,3913.8%$5,5334.6%$5,6243.5%$4,5124.0%+$767
Health$8,5125.1%$6,6195.5%$8,5095.3%$6,3025.5%+$3
Transport$18,14510.9%$12,71410.5%$18,52911.6%$13,33811.7%-$384
Communications$2,8431.7%$2,6312.2%$1,8791.2%$1,7411.5%+$964
Recreation & Culture$13,5828.1%$12,97610.7%$12,8198.0%$11,91410.5%+$764
Education $8,3265.0%$5,4274.5%$9,0345.7%$5,4594.8%-$708
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $14,1778.5%$9,1627.6%$13,1838.3%$8,4187.4%+$994
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,74213.0%$18,10415.0%$21,00813.2%$16,59314.6%+$735
Housing$47,26128.3%$24,74020.5%$43,85127.5%$24,11021.2%+$3,410
Utilities$4,0572.4%$3,2432.7%$4,0172.5%$3,2712.9%+$40
Total Expenditure$167,097100.0%$120,810100.0%$159,443100.0%$113,946100.0%+$7,653
Net Savings$40,40219.5%$17,76012.8%$35,90618.4%$20,04415.0%+$4,496
Total Disposable Income$207,499%$138,571%$195,349%$133,990%+$12,150

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, NSROC Region: 7.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, NSROC Region: 2.6% Clothing & Footwear, NSROC Region: 3.4% Furnishings & equipment , NSROC Region: 3.8% Health, NSROC Region: 5.1% Transport, NSROC Region: 10.9% Communications, NSROC Region: 1.7% Recreation & Culture, NSROC Region: 8.1% Education , NSROC Region: 5.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , NSROC Region: 8.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , NSROC Region: 13.0% Housing, NSROC Region: 28.3% Utilities, NSROC Region: 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, NSROC Region: +$474 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, NSROC Region: -$497 Clothing & Footwear, NSROC Region: +$1,093 Furnishings & equipment , NSROC Region: +$767 Health, NSROC Region: +$3 Transport, NSROC Region: -$384 Communications, NSROC Region: +$964 Recreation & Culture, NSROC Region: +$764 Education , NSROC Region: -$708 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , NSROC Region: +$994 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , NSROC Region: +$735 Housing, NSROC Region: +$3,410 Utilities, NSROC Region: +$40
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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