RDA Limestone Coast Region

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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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Limestone Coast region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
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
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
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$124,5480%$121,0230%$116,1440%$111,6480%+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

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RDA Limestone Coast Region

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