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Town of Port Hedland

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,960 in the Town of Port Hedland, higher compared to Western Australia.

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
Town of Port Hedland2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$17,5717.9%$11,90410.3%$17,8119.3%$11,99310.1%-$240
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,6043.0%$3,6213.1%$6,8803.6%$4,7013.9%-$276
Clothing & Footwear$8,6473.9%$3,9533.4%$6,9273.6%$4,0203.4%+$1,721
Furnishings & equipment $21,4809.6%$5,2174.5%$11,3925.9%$5,8634.9%+$10,088
Health$18,6618.4%$8,3817.3%$11,9246.2%$7,8216.6%+$6,737
Transport$50,12622.5%$12,02210.4%$24,60212.8%$13,34111.2%+$25,524
Communications$4,1071.8%$2,5602.2%$3,1521.6%$1,8371.5%+$955
Recreation & Culture$42,67319.1%$10,1458.8%$26,76914.0%$11,1149.3%+$15,904
Education $4,8682.2%$5,1984.5%$4,8342.5%$5,2294.4%+$34
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,5102.5%$7,4796.5%$9,6975.1%$8,1386.8%-$4,188
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,79812.0%$17,25715.0%$40,99521.4%$17,00314.3%-$14,197
Housing$11,0435.0%$24,47621.2%$21,39011.2%$24,91020.9%-$10,348
Utilities$4,9602.2%$3,0402.6%$5,1412.7%$3,2042.7%-$182
Total Expenditure$223,048100.0%$115,250100.0%$191,516100.0%$119,172100.0%+$31,532
Net Savings$-75,262-50.9%$24,57517.6%$10,0465.0%$35,06922.7%-$85,308
Total Disposable Income$147,787%$139,825%$201,563%$154,241%-$53,776

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, Western Australia: 10.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Western Australia: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Western Australia: 3.4% Furnishings & equipment , Western Australia: 4.5% Health, Western Australia: 7.3% Transport, Western Australia: 10.4% Communications, Western Australia: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Western Australia: 8.8% Education , Western Australia: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Western Australia: 6.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Western Australia: 15.0% Housing, Western Australia: 21.2% Utilities, Western Australia: 2.6% Food, Town of Port Hedland: 7.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Town of Port Hedland: 3.0% Clothing & Footwear, Town of Port Hedland: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , Town of Port Hedland: 9.6% Health, Town of Port Hedland: 8.4% Transport, Town of Port Hedland: 22.5% Communications, Town of Port Hedland: 1.8% Recreation & Culture, Town of Port Hedland: 19.1% Education , Town of Port Hedland: 2.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Town of Port Hedland: 2.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Town of Port Hedland: 12.0% Housing, Town of Port Hedland: 5.0% Utilities, Town of Port Hedland: 2.2%
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, Town of Port Hedland: -$240 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Town of Port Hedland: -$276 Clothing & Footwear, Town of Port Hedland: +$1,721 Furnishings & equipment , Town of Port Hedland: +$10,088 Health, Town of Port Hedland: +$6,737 Transport, Town of Port Hedland: +$25,524 Communications, Town of Port Hedland: +$955 Recreation & Culture, Town of Port Hedland: +$15,904 Education , Town of Port Hedland: +$34 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Town of Port Hedland: -$4,188 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Town of Port Hedland: -$14,197 Housing, Town of Port Hedland: -$10,348 Utilities, Town of Port Hedland: -$182
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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