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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,193 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
NSROC Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$12,2087.6%$10,8638.9%$12,1267.5%$10,1698.7%+82
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,5242.8%$4,3223.6%$4,9573.1%$5,0284.3%-433
Clothing & Footwear$5,8743.7%$4,6533.8%$4,7933.0%$4,0413.4%+1,081
Furnishings & equipment $5,7833.6%$5,3094.4%$5,6663.5%$4,6213.9%+117
Health$8,2105.1%$6,7675.6%$8,7085.4%$6,4655.5%-498
Transport$13,6318.5%$12,55310.3%$15,3629.5%$13,12211.2%-1,731
Communications$2,7391.7%$2,5442.1%$1,9251.2%$1,7731.5%+814
Recreation & Culture$12,2557.7%$12,73210.5%$12,5337.8%$11,99410.2%-278
Education $7,3644.6%$5,5504.6%$9,1265.7%$5,6584.8%-1,761
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $15,2939.6%$9,3097.7%$14,4989.0%$8,8227.5%+794
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,01413.1%$18,25515.0%$21,68113.5%$17,44414.9%-667
Housing$47,03529.4%$25,23720.8%$45,22528.1%$24,56620.9%+1,810
Utilities$4,1932.6%$3,4692.9%$4,4672.8%$3,5613.0%-274
Total Expenditure$160,125100.0%$121,562100.0%$161,068100.0%$117,265100.0%-944
Net Savings$35,57718.2%$16,63712.0%$44,77721.8%$23,36116.6%-9,200
Total Disposable Income$195,7020%$138,1990%$205,8450%$140,6260%-10,144

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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