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Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $3,633 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 Region2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$11,4707.9%$9,1378.5%$11,5147.9%$8,5988.5%-$44
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,9282.7%$3,8833.6%$4,8883.3%$4,4234.4%-$960
Clothing & Footwear$4,8473.3%$4,0863.8%$4,2042.9%$3,1043.1%+$643
Furnishings & equipment $6,2554.3%$4,8404.5%$5,6223.8%$3,8833.8%+$633
Health$8,4185.8%$5,9595.6%$8,2085.6%$5,1905.1%+$210
Transport$16,95911.7%$11,48510.7%$18,56312.7%$11,71411.6%-$1,604
Communications$2,6401.8%$2,3002.1%$1,9521.3%$1,5711.5%+$687
Recreation & Culture$13,6959.4%$11,55310.8%$14,55410.0%$10,96210.8%-$860
Education $7,5385.2%$4,8484.5%$9,1106.2%$4,8174.7%-$1,571
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,9328.9%$8,0287.5%$12,4598.5%$7,7527.6%+$473
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $20,69514.3%$16,02615.0%$21,27014.6%$14,89814.7%-$575
Housing$32,01422.1%$22,08720.6%$29,62720.3%$21,42921.1%+$2,387
Utilities$3,6332.5%$2,8832.7%$4,0712.8%$3,0703.0%-$438
Total Expenditure$145,023100.0%$107,115100.0%$146,042100.0%$101,411100.0%-$1,019
Net Savings$49,00625.3%$34,30324.3%$46,45024.1%$34,31125.3%+$2,555
Total Disposable Income$194,029%$141,418%$192,493%$135,722%+$1,536

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, New South Wales: 8.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.5% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.8% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.6% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, NSROC Region: 7.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, NSROC Region: 2.7% Clothing & Footwear, NSROC Region: 3.3% Furnishings & equipment , NSROC Region: 4.3% Health, NSROC Region: 5.8% Transport, NSROC Region: 11.7% Communications, NSROC Region: 1.8% Recreation & Culture, NSROC Region: 9.4% Education , NSROC Region: 5.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , NSROC Region: 8.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , NSROC Region: 14.3% Housing, NSROC Region: 22.1% Utilities, NSROC Region: 2.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, NSROC Region: -$44 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, NSROC Region: -$960 Clothing & Footwear, NSROC Region: +$643 Furnishings & equipment , NSROC Region: +$633 Health, NSROC Region: +$210 Transport, NSROC Region: -$1,604 Communications, NSROC Region: +$687 Recreation & Culture, NSROC Region: -$860 Education , NSROC Region: -$1,571 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , NSROC Region: +$473 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , NSROC Region: -$575 Housing, NSROC Region: +$2,387 Utilities, NSROC Region: -$438
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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