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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 Region2017/182016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2016/17 to 2017/18
Food$13,69311.8%$10,83510.1%$14,19311.7%$10,76910.1%-$500
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7914.1%$3,8943.6%$5,1354.2%$3,9123.7%-$344
Clothing & Footwear$2,9232.5%$3,8123.5%$3,0462.5%$3,6903.5%-$122
Furnishings & equipment $7,4576.4%$5,3855.0%$7,6736.3%$5,3005.0%-$216
Health$9,0837.8%$7,5597.0%$9,4967.8%$7,5037.0%-$413
Transport$11,0369.5%$10,2569.5%$11,3259.4%$10,2459.6%-$290
Communications$2,6712.3%$2,6192.4%$2,7672.3%$2,5642.4%-$96
Recreation & Culture$15,88913.6%$11,07210.3%$16,63113.7%$10,95510.2%-$742
Education $4,9724.3%$4,6174.3%$5,2984.4%$4,6094.3%-$326
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7175.8%$7,2986.8%$7,0885.9%$7,4086.9%-$371
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,39616.7%$16,97115.8%$20,20916.7%$16,78215.7%-$813
Housing$13,31811.4%$19,45318.1%$13,36411.0%$19,36118.1%-$46
Utilities$4,5163.9%$3,7883.5%$4,7533.9%$3,8513.6%-$237
Total Expenditure$116,463100.0%$107,559100.0%$120,978100.0%$106,950100.0%-$4,516
Net Savings$2,5932.2%$10,8239.1%$3100.3%$11,3289.6%+$2,283
Total Disposable Income$119,056%$118,381%$121,289%$118,277%-$2,233

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, 2016/17 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2016/17 to 2017/18 Food, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$500 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$344 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$122 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$216 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$413 Transport, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$290 Communications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$96 Recreation & Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$742 Education , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$326 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$371 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$813 Housing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$46 Utilities, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -$237
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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