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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,508 in Southern Downs Regional Council area, lower 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$14,40514.6%$12,04611.4%$13,27714.4%$11,07511.0%+$1,129
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,3564.4%$4,4144.2%$3,9674.3%$4,6974.7%+$389
Clothing & Footwear$1,1591.2%$2,7742.6%$1,1551.3%$2,6872.7%+$4
Furnishings & equipment $6,0436.1%$5,7675.5%$5,9176.4%$5,2365.2%+$126
Health$6,8967.0%$7,4227.0%$6,9567.6%$6,8266.8%-$59
Transport$8,6548.8%$10,3359.8%$9,1009.9%$11,44611.4%-$446
Communications$2,3142.3%$2,5492.4%$1,5731.7%$1,6771.7%+$741
Recreation & Culture$13,97714.2%$11,56911.0%$13,05014.2%$11,25811.2%+$927
Education $4,1314.2%$4,4204.2%$3,5473.9%$4,3684.3%+$584
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,5924.7%$6,5126.2%$3,8174.1%$5,9165.9%+$776
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,79216.0%$16,77115.9%$14,20115.4%$14,60014.5%+$1,592
Housing$12,66112.9%$16,76415.9%$11,98313.0%$17,28617.2%+$678
Utilities$3,5083.6%$3,9683.8%$3,5193.8%$3,6633.6%-$11
Total Expenditure$98,489100.0%$105,311100.0%$92,062100.0%$100,736100.0%+$6,427
Net Savings$5,9415.7%$7,6416.8%$5,1045.3%$14,24112.4%+$837
Total Disposable Income$104,430%$112,952%$97,166%$114,977%+$7,264

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, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 14.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.4% Clothing & Footwear, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.2% Furnishings & equipment , Southern Downs Regional Council area: 6.1% Health, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.0% Transport, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 8.8% Communications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 14.2% Education , Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Downs Regional Council area: 16.0% Housing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 12.9% Utilities, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.6%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$1,129 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$389 Clothing & Footwear, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$4 Furnishings & equipment , Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$126 Health, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$59 Transport, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$446 Communications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$741 Recreation & Culture, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$927 Education , Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$584 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$776 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$1,592 Housing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +$678 Utilities, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -$11
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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