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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,516 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, higher compared to Regional QLD.

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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$13,69311.8%$12,04611.4%$13,05411.6%$11,07511.0%+$639
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7914.1%$4,4144.2%$5,5494.9%$4,6974.7%-$758
Clothing & Footwear$2,9232.5%$2,7742.6%$2,7482.4%$2,6872.7%+$176
Furnishings & equipment $7,4576.4%$5,7675.5%$6,6755.9%$5,2365.2%+$781
Health$9,0837.8%$7,4227.0%$8,3447.4%$6,8266.8%+$739
Transport$11,0369.5%$10,3359.8%$12,51011.1%$11,44611.4%-$1,474
Communications$2,6712.3%$2,5492.4%$1,8591.6%$1,6771.7%+$812
Recreation & Culture$15,88913.6%$11,56911.0%$15,76714.0%$11,25811.2%+$123
Education $4,9724.3%$4,4204.2%$5,1674.6%$4,3684.3%-$195
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7175.8%$6,5126.2%$6,1685.5%$5,9165.9%+$550
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,39616.7%$16,77115.9%$17,05615.1%$14,60014.5%+$2,340
Housing$13,31811.4%$16,76415.9%$13,45511.9%$17,28617.2%-$136
Utilities$4,5163.9%$3,9683.8%$4,4443.9%$3,6633.6%+$73
Total Expenditure$116,463100.0%$105,311100.0%$112,795100.0%$100,736100.0%+$3,667
Net Savings$2,5932.2%$7,6416.8%$7,6686.4%$14,24112.4%-$5,075
Total Disposable Income$119,056%$112,952%$120,463%$114,977%-$1,407

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 QLD: 11.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional QLD: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, Regional QLD: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , Regional QLD: 5.5% Health, Regional QLD: 7.0% Transport, Regional QLD: 9.8% Communications, Regional QLD: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Regional QLD: 11.0% Education , Regional QLD: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional QLD: 6.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional QLD: 15.9% Housing, Regional QLD: 15.9% Utilities, Regional QLD: 3.8% Food, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.1% Clothing & Footwear, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.5% Furnishings & equipment , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.4% Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.8% Transport, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.5% Communications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 13.6% Education , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 16.7% Housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.4% Utilities, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.9%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$639 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$758 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$176 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$781 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$739 Transport, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$1,474 Communications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$812 Recreation & Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$123 Education , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$195 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$550 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$2,340 Housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$136 Utilities, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$73
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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