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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 Region2017/182010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2010/11 to 2017/18
Food$13,69311.8%$10,83510.1%$12,41011.6%$10,2819.9%+$1,283
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7914.1%$3,8943.6%$5,2294.9%$4,8344.7%-$438
Clothing & Footwear$2,9232.5%$3,8123.5%$2,5552.4%$3,4443.3%+$369
Furnishings & equipment $7,4576.4%$5,3855.0%$6,0465.6%$4,7504.6%+$1,410
Health$9,0837.8%$7,5597.0%$7,3146.8%$6,3756.2%+$1,770
Transport$11,0369.5%$10,2569.5%$11,64410.8%$11,09910.7%-$609
Communications$2,6712.3%$2,6192.4%$1,8181.7%$1,7711.7%+$853
Recreation & Culture$15,88913.6%$11,07210.3%$15,40014.3%$10,53410.2%+$489
Education $4,9724.3%$4,6174.3%$4,5964.3%$4,3814.2%+$375
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7175.8%$7,2986.8%$5,9405.5%$7,1516.9%+$777
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,39616.7%$16,97115.8%$16,92615.8%$15,75915.2%+$2,470
Housing$13,31811.4%$19,45318.1%$12,55511.7%$18,81018.1%+$763
Utilities$4,5163.9%$3,7883.5%$4,9934.6%$4,4714.3%-$476
Total Expenditure$116,463100.0%$107,559100.0%$107,426100.0%$103,661100.0%+$9,036
Net Savings$2,5932.2%$10,8239.1%$10,9639.3%$21,25017.0%-$8,370
Total Disposable Income$119,056%$118,381%$118,390%$124,911%+$666

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, 2010/11 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2017/18 Food, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,283 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$438 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$369 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,410 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,770 Transport, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$609 Communications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$853 Recreation & Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$489 Education , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$375 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$777 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$2,470 Housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$763 Utilities, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$476
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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