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Light Regional Council

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $5,036 in Light Regional Council, lower compared to Regional SA.

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
Light Regional Council2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$13,27312.3%$14,87411.8%$10,03910.9%$12,47611.1%+$3,234
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,4616.0%$5,9394.7%$6,4767.1%$5,8695.2%-$15
Clothing & Footwear$3,0232.8%$3,4852.8%$2,5662.8%$2,6422.4%+$458
Furnishings & equipment $4,3784.1%$7,5126.0%$3,0803.4%$5,9125.3%+$1,298
Health$6,2025.8%$9,3377.4%$4,4264.8%$7,6046.8%+$1,777
Transport$13,62312.7%$13,58510.8%$12,72313.9%$13,39311.9%+$900
Communications$2,4532.3%$3,0102.4%$1,5161.7%$1,9661.8%+$937
Recreation & Culture$7,9627.4%$14,49211.5%$6,0916.6%$13,79712.3%+$1,872
Education $4,4034.1%$5,4254.3%$4,1174.5%$6,1255.5%+$287
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,5658.0%$11,5469.1%$7,1617.8%$8,8657.9%+$1,405
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,66517.4%$22,29317.7%$13,54214.7%$18,50516.5%+$5,122
Housing$13,47012.5%$9,6727.7%$15,74417.1%$10,6069.5%-$2,275
Utilities$5,0364.7%$5,0554.0%$4,3744.8%$4,4434.0%+$662
Total Expenditure$107,515100.0%$126,223100.0%$91,855100.0%$112,203100.0%+$15,660
Net Savings$21,28516.5%$-9,017-7.7%$33,29826.6%$-2,549-2.3%-$12,012
Total Disposable Income$128,800%$117,206%$125,153%$109,654%+$3,648

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, Regional SA: 11.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional SA: 4.7% Clothing & Footwear, Regional SA: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Regional SA: 6.0% Health, Regional SA: 7.4% Transport, Regional SA: 10.8% Communications, Regional SA: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Regional SA: 11.5% Education , Regional SA: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional SA: 9.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional SA: 17.7% Housing, Regional SA: 7.7% Utilities, Regional SA: 4.0% Food, Light Regional Council: 12.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Light Regional Council: 6.0% Clothing & Footwear, Light Regional Council: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Light Regional Council: 4.1% Health, Light Regional Council: 5.8% Transport, Light Regional Council: 12.7% Communications, Light Regional Council: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Light Regional Council: 7.4% Education , Light Regional Council: 4.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Light Regional Council: 8.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Light Regional Council: 17.4% Housing, Light Regional Council: 12.5% Utilities, Light Regional Council: 4.7%
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, Light Regional Council: +$3,234 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Light Regional Council: -$15 Clothing & Footwear, Light Regional Council: +$458 Furnishings & equipment , Light Regional Council: +$1,298 Health, Light Regional Council: +$1,777 Transport, Light Regional Council: +$900 Communications, Light Regional Council: +$937 Recreation & Culture, Light Regional Council: +$1,872 Education , Light Regional Council: +$287 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Light Regional Council: +$1,405 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Light Regional Council: +$5,122 Housing, Light Regional Council: -$2,275 Utilities, Light Regional Council: +$662
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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