RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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Light Regional Council

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,802 in Light Regional Council, 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.

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Household expenditure
Light Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$14,04810.9%$10,40510.6%$11,73312.2%$9,66110.4%+2,315
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,0415.4%$4,1604.2%$7,7028.0%$4,9815.3%-661
Clothing & Footwear$5,8064.5%$2,6132.7%$2,9613.1%$2,4522.6%+2,844
Furnishings & equipment $5,9594.6%$4,4774.6%$3,5263.7%$3,7754.0%+2,432
Health$8,0426.2%$7,0807.2%$5,3015.5%$5,9656.4%+2,742
Transport$7,4545.8%$8,6538.8%$6,2726.5%$9,0489.7%+1,183
Communications$3,0852.4%$2,2572.3%$1,7591.8%$1,5811.7%+1,326
Recreation & Culture$15,20111.8%$9,7409.9%$7,7778.1%$8,9239.6%+7,424
Education $7,7676.0%$4,5314.6%$4,7214.9%$4,7065.0%+3,046
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,4577.3%$7,4887.6%$7,9328.3%$6,7407.2%+1,525
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $25,60019.8%$15,93316.2%$16,84017.5%$14,79515.9%+8,760
Housing$15,06711.7%$17,51117.8%$15,12715.7%$17,03618.3%-60
Utilities$4,8023.7%$3,4983.6%$4,4604.6%$3,5813.8%+342
Total Expenditure$129,330100.0%$98,346100.0%$96,110100.0%$93,244100.0%+33,219
Net Savings$13,9369.7%$22,67718.7%$34,71326.5%$18,40416.5%-20,777
Total Disposable Income$143,2660%$121,0230%$130,8240%$111,6480%+12,442

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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