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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 Region2017/182013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2013/14 to 2017/18
Food$13,69311.8%$10,83510.1%$12,09511.2%$10,6329.9%+$1,598
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7914.1%$3,8943.6%$5,1544.8%$4,5064.2%-$364
Clothing & Footwear$2,9232.5%$3,8123.5%$2,4992.3%$3,5163.3%+$424
Furnishings & equipment $7,4576.4%$5,3855.0%$6,4356.0%$5,2654.9%+$1,022
Health$9,0837.8%$7,5597.0%$7,8137.3%$7,3446.9%+$1,271
Transport$11,0369.5%$10,2569.5%$11,62110.8%$11,11510.4%-$585
Communications$2,6712.3%$2,6192.4%$1,8841.7%$1,9821.9%+$787
Recreation & Culture$15,88913.6%$11,07210.3%$14,93513.9%$11,16710.5%+$954
Education $4,9724.3%$4,6174.3%$5,0804.7%$4,6894.4%-$109
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7175.8%$7,2986.8%$6,0955.7%$7,4026.9%+$623
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,39616.7%$16,97115.8%$16,23615.1%$15,94014.9%+$3,160
Housing$13,31811.4%$19,45318.1%$13,76012.8%$19,32418.1%-$442
Utilities$4,5163.9%$3,7883.5%$4,1433.8%$3,9763.7%+$373
Total Expenditure$116,463100.0%$107,559100.0%$107,749100.0%$106,858100.0%+$8,713
Net Savings$2,5932.2%$10,8239.1%$8,8797.6%$15,38512.6%-$6,286
Total Disposable Income$119,056%$118,381%$116,629%$122,243%+$2,427

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, 2013/14 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2017/18 Food, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,598 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$364 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$424 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,022 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$1,271 Transport, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$585 Communications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$787 Recreation & Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$954 Education , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$109 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$623 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$3,160 Housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$442 Utilities, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +$373
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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