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City of Parramatta

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,289 in the City of Parramatta, lower 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
City of Parramatta2016/172011/12Change
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$8,2858.7%$9,1378.5%$8,3178.9%$8,5988.5%-$32
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,5042.6%$3,8833.6%$3,2803.5%$4,4234.4%-$776
Clothing & Footwear$2,9663.1%$4,0863.8%$2,5202.7%$3,1043.1%+$445
Furnishings & equipment $3,5123.7%$4,8404.5%$3,0483.3%$3,8833.8%+$464
Health$4,7835.0%$5,9595.6%$4,5764.9%$5,1905.1%+$207
Transport$9,0399.5%$11,48510.7%$9,93810.7%$11,71411.6%-$899
Communications$1,9002.0%$2,3002.1%$1,4301.5%$1,5711.5%+$470
Recreation & Culture$8,3608.8%$11,55310.8%$8,8939.5%$10,96210.8%-$533
Education $3,7974.0%$4,8484.5%$4,6155.0%$4,8174.7%-$818
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,1347.5%$8,0287.5%$6,7217.2%$7,7527.6%+$413
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,01514.7%$16,02615.0%$13,59314.6%$14,89814.7%+$422
Housing$26,47327.9%$22,08720.6%$23,59625.3%$21,42921.1%+$2,877
Utilities$2,2892.4%$2,8832.7%$2,6282.8%$3,0703.0%-$338
Total Expenditure$95,056100.0%$107,115100.0%$93,155100.0%$101,411100.0%+$1,901
Net Savings$41,88930.6%$34,30324.3%$38,35229.2%$34,31125.3%+$3,537
Total Disposable Income$136,946%$141,418%$131,508%$135,722%+$5,438

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, City of Parramatta: 8.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Parramatta: 2.6% Clothing & Footwear, City of Parramatta: 3.1% Furnishings & equipment , City of Parramatta: 3.7% Health, City of Parramatta: 5.0% Transport, City of Parramatta: 9.5% Communications, City of Parramatta: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, City of Parramatta: 8.8% Education , City of Parramatta: 4.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Parramatta: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Parramatta: 14.7% Housing, City of Parramatta: 27.9% Utilities, City of Parramatta: 2.4%
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, City of Parramatta: -$32 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Parramatta: -$776 Clothing & Footwear, City of Parramatta: +$445 Furnishings & equipment , City of Parramatta: +$464 Health, City of Parramatta: +$207 Transport, City of Parramatta: -$899 Communications, City of Parramatta: +$470 Recreation & Culture, City of Parramatta: -$533 Education , City of Parramatta: -$818 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Parramatta: +$413 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Parramatta: +$422 Housing, City of Parramatta: +$2,877 Utilities, City of Parramatta: -$338
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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