RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $4,314 in RDA BGLAP Region, higher compared to South 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
RDA BGLAP Region2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2014/15 - 2019/20
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,1304.9%$4,6334.7%$5,9405.9%$5,5895.7%-810
Clothing & Footwear$2,5602.5%$2,2862.3%$2,6252.6%$2,4362.5%-65
Furnishings & equipment $5,0024.8%$4,6234.7%$4,0744.0%$3,8714.0%+928
Recreation & Culture$10,36510.0%$9,3169.5%$9,6209.5%$9,0509.3%+746
Education $5,4575.3%$4,7654.9%$5,3515.3%$4,8194.9%+105
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,2097.0%$6,5636.7%$7,5257.4%$7,1567.3%-316
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,96616.4%$15,64416.0%$16,62416.5%$15,66316.0%+341
Total Expenditure$103,693100.0%$97,660100.0%$101,051100.0%$97,617100.0%+2,642
Net Savings$20,63516.6%$16,05814.1%$22,65518.3%$19,27816.5%-2,020
Total Disposable Income$124,3280%$113,7180%$123,7060%$116,8950%+622

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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RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

economic profile