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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 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2017/182002/03Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2002/03 to 2017/18
Food$13,69311.8%$10,83510.1%$10,44711.0%$8,72210.1%+$3,246
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7914.1%$3,8943.6%$6,9027.3%$4,8315.6%-$2,111
Clothing & Footwear$2,9232.5%$3,8123.5%$3,3163.5%$2,7853.2%-$393
Furnishings & equipment $7,4576.4%$5,3855.0%$4,6074.9%$3,8394.5%+$2,850
Health$9,0837.8%$7,5597.0%$4,6714.9%$4,1934.9%+$4,413
Transport$11,0369.5%$10,2569.5%$9,92210.5%$8,89410.3%+$1,114
Communications$2,6712.3%$2,6192.4%$1,5251.6%$1,3091.5%+$1,146
Recreation & Culture$15,88913.6%$11,07210.3%$10,83411.4%$8,3949.7%+$5,055
Education $4,9724.3%$4,6174.3%$4,9585.2%$3,3893.9%+$14
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7175.8%$7,2986.8%$7,6768.1%$6,6267.7%-$959
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,39616.7%$16,97115.8%$14,60015.4%$12,63814.7%+$4,796
Housing$13,31811.4%$19,45318.1%$10,37110.9%$16,52319.2%+$2,947
Utilities$4,5163.9%$3,7883.5%$4,9825.3%$3,9964.6%-$466
Total Expenditure$116,463100.0%$107,559100.0%$94,810100.0%$86,138100.0%+$21,652
Net Savings$2,5932.2%$10,8239.1%$-392-0.4%$2,9333.3%+$2,985
Total Disposable Income$119,056%$118,381%$94,418%$89,071%+$24,638

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, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% 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, 2002/03 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2002/03 to 2017/18 Food, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$3,246 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$2,111 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$393 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$2,850 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$4,413 Transport, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,114 Communications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,146 Recreation & Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$5,055 Education , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$14 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$959 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$4,796 Housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$2,947 Utilities, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$466
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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