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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 Region2017/182011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2011/12 to 2017/18
Food$13,69311.8%$10,83510.1%$12,67011.7%$10,79810.3%+$1,023
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7914.1%$3,8943.6%$5,2264.8%$4,7734.5%-$435
Clothing & Footwear$2,9232.5%$3,8123.5%$2,6082.4%$3,5333.4%+$315
Furnishings & equipment $7,4576.4%$5,3855.0%$6,1185.6%$4,8474.6%+$1,339
Health$9,0837.8%$7,5597.0%$7,5486.9%$6,7446.4%+$1,535
Transport$11,0369.5%$10,2569.5%$11,96011.0%$11,36710.8%-$925
Communications$2,6712.3%$2,6192.4%$1,8321.7%$1,8231.7%+$839
Recreation & Culture$15,88913.6%$11,07210.3%$15,64714.4%$11,00110.5%+$242
Education $4,9724.3%$4,6174.3%$4,8114.4%$4,5354.3%+$161
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7175.8%$7,2986.8%$6,0195.5%$7,0926.7%+$699
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,39616.7%$16,97115.8%$16,55215.2%$15,62614.8%+$2,844
Housing$13,31811.4%$19,45318.1%$13,18712.1%$19,04718.1%+$132
Utilities$4,5163.9%$3,7883.5%$4,4384.1%$4,0813.9%+$79
Total Expenditure$116,463100.0%$107,559100.0%$108,616100.0%$105,266100.0%+$7,847
Net Savings$2,5932.2%$10,8239.1%$14,12011.5%$21,00116.6%-$11,527
Total Disposable Income$119,056%$118,381%$122,736%$126,268%-$3,680

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, 2011/12 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2017/18 Food, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,023 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$435 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$315 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,339 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,535 Transport, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$925 Communications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$839 Recreation & Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$242 Education , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$161 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$699 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$2,844 Housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$132 Utilities, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$79
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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