RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $14,357 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, higher compared to Queensland.

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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$14,32212.3%$11,05110.2%$13,06612.0%$10,77310.0%+1,256
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7714.1%$3,9753.7%$5,9265.4%$4,8044.5%-1,155
Clothing & Footwear$3,6463.1%$3,8843.6%$2,8432.6%$3,4773.2%+803
Furnishings & equipment $7,7896.7%$5,3744.9%$6,8866.3%$5,2534.9%+903
Health$9,2968.0%$7,7707.1%$8,3687.7%$7,4056.9%+929
Transport$4,4013.8%$10,0829.3%$4,8374.4%$11,09410.3%-436
Communications$2,5922.2%$2,5562.3%$1,8141.7%$1,8141.7%+778
Recreation & Culture$15,43913.2%$11,22810.3%$14,95113.7%$11,14810.3%+489
Education $5,2114.5%$4,7254.3%$5,4815.0%$4,8174.5%-270
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7695.8%$7,3086.7%$6,4035.9%$7,4566.9%+366
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $20,28317.4%$17,05715.7%$17,73916.3%$16,23415.0%+2,544
Housing$7,8756.7%$11,70610.8%$10,7829.9%$15,02113.9%-2,907
Utilities$14,35712.3%$12,06311.1%$9,8369.0%$8,6388.0%+4,521
Total Expenditure$116,750100.0%$108,779100.0%$108,930100.0%$107,935100.0%+7,821
Net Savings$1,2061.0%$14,85112.0%$9,1557.8%$16,93613.6%-7,949
Total Disposable Income$117,9560%$123,6300%$118,0850%$124,8720%-129

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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