Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $2,735 in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area, 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$7,7959.2%$11,3639.6%$8,4538.7%$10,8758.7%-659
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3413.9%$5,0694.3%$4,4244.6%$5,8014.6%-1,084
Clothing & Footwear$3,1733.7%$4,9434.2%$3,2263.3%$4,3373.5%-53
Furnishings & equipment $3,9274.6%$5,7384.8%$4,0784.2%$5,1814.2%-151
Health$5,0596.0%$7,6116.4%$5,1665.3%$6,7585.4%-107
Transport$7,0688.3%$9,3877.9%$9,79310.1%$13,74211.0%-2,725
Communications$1,5621.8%$2,3912.0%$1,4881.5%$1,9661.6%+73
Recreation & Culture$9,34011.0%$12,61710.6%$11,22611.6%$12,86710.3%-1,886
Education $4,1464.9%$6,2195.2%$4,5614.7%$6,1574.9%-415
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8935.8%$7,2356.1%$7,4507.7%$9,7517.8%-2,557
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,28713.3%$16,39213.8%$13,16513.6%$17,74614.2%-1,879
Housing$20,44324.1%$26,18022.0%$20,51321.2%$25,74820.6%-70
Utilities$2,7353.2%$3,7123.1%$3,1933.3%$3,8533.1%-458
Total Expenditure$84,767100.0%$118,857100.0%$96,737100.0%$124,782100.0%-11,970
Net Savings$22,22720.8%$31,43220.9%$14,63413.1%$18,90813.2%+7,594
Total Disposable Income$106,9950%$150,2900%$111,3710%$143,6900%-4,376

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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