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Limestone Coast region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,426 in the Limestone Coast region, higher compared to South Australia.

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
Limestone Coast region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$15,69113.4%$10,40510.6%$16,03213.4%$9,66110.4%-$341
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,4185.5%$4,1604.2%$7,3876.2%$4,9815.3%-$969
Clothing & Footwear$3,0362.6%$2,6132.7%$2,7562.3%$2,4522.6%+$280
Furnishings & equipment $7,4036.3%$4,4774.6%$7,0085.8%$3,7754.0%+$395
Health$9,6628.3%$7,0807.2%$9,4447.9%$5,9656.4%+$218
Transport$4,3363.7%$8,6538.8%$4,9164.1%$9,0489.7%-$580
Communications$2,8292.4%$2,2572.3%$2,0881.7%$1,5811.7%+$742
Recreation & Culture$16,15813.8%$9,7409.9%$15,93413.3%$8,9239.6%+$225
Education $5,0694.3%$4,5314.6%$7,1546.0%$4,7065.0%-$2,084
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,9959.4%$7,4887.6%$9,9468.3%$6,7407.2%+$1,049
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,15718.1%$15,93316.2%$22,57718.8%$14,79515.9%-$1,421
Housing$9,5268.2%$17,51117.8%$10,0618.4%$17,03618.3%-$535
Utilities$4,4263.8%$3,4983.6%$4,6993.9%$3,5813.8%-$273
Total Expenditure$116,705100.0%$98,346100.0%$120,001100.0%$93,244100.0%-$3,296
Net Savings$7,8426.3%$22,67718.7%$-3,857-3.3%$18,40416.5%+$11,699
Total Disposable Income$124,548%$121,023%$116,144%$111,648%+$8,404

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, South Australia: 10.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South Australia: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, South Australia: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , South Australia: 4.6% Health, South Australia: 7.2% Transport, South Australia: 8.8% Communications, South Australia: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, South Australia: 9.9% Education , South Australia: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South Australia: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South Australia: 16.2% Housing, South Australia: 17.8% Utilities, South Australia: 3.6% Food, Limestone Coast region: 13.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Limestone Coast region: 5.5% Clothing & Footwear, Limestone Coast region: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , Limestone Coast region: 6.3% Health, Limestone Coast region: 8.3% Transport, Limestone Coast region: 3.7% Communications, Limestone Coast region: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Limestone Coast region: 13.8% Education , Limestone Coast region: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Limestone Coast region: 9.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Limestone Coast region: 18.1% Housing, Limestone Coast region: 8.2% Utilities, Limestone Coast region: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, Limestone Coast region: -$341 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Limestone Coast region: -$969 Clothing & Footwear, Limestone Coast region: +$280 Furnishings & equipment , Limestone Coast region: +$395 Health, Limestone Coast region: +$218 Transport, Limestone Coast region: -$580 Communications, Limestone Coast region: +$742 Recreation & Culture, Limestone Coast region: +$225 Education , Limestone Coast region: -$2,084 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Limestone Coast region: +$1,049 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Limestone Coast region: -$1,421 Housing, Limestone Coast region: -$535 Utilities, Limestone Coast region: -$273
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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