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Limestone Coast region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $5,281 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 region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$17,38613.2%$10,32910.6%$14,37412.1%$9,48110.3%+$3,011
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,4614.9%$4,1204.2%$6,0435.1%$4,7545.2%+$419
Clothing & Footwear$3,6392.8%$2,7872.9%$2,5212.1%$2,6192.8%+$1,118
Furnishings & equipment $8,2916.3%$4,4124.5%$6,9815.9%$3,8044.1%+$1,310
Health$9,6747.4%$6,8607.0%$8,4797.1%$5,8336.3%+$1,196
Transport$13,47410.3%$8,8459.1%$12,18910.2%$9,19710.0%+$1,285
Communications$3,0422.3%$2,3232.4%$1,9971.7%$1,5581.7%+$1,045
Recreation & Culture$14,89411.3%$9,4839.7%$16,16313.6%$9,1349.9%-$1,268
Education $5,8894.5%$4,4064.5%$7,1956.0%$4,5554.9%-$1,307
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,4898.7%$7,3527.5%$9,2667.8%$6,6877.3%+$2,223
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $22,70417.3%$15,90716.3%$19,87016.7%$14,09515.3%+$2,834
Housing$9,1126.9%$17,05417.5%$9,6928.1%$16,64518.1%-$581
Utilities$5,2814.0%$3,7703.9%$4,2013.5%$3,7244.0%+$1,080
Total Expenditure$131,337100.0%$97,645100.0%$118,970100.0%$92,085100.0%+$12,366
Net Savings$-7,166-5.8%$10,99210.1%$-5,435-4.8%$15,20914.2%-$1,730
Total Disposable Income$124,171%$108,637%$113,535%$107,294%+$10,636

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, South Australia: 10.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South Australia: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, South Australia: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , South Australia: 4.5% Health, South Australia: 7.0% Transport, South Australia: 9.1% Communications, South Australia: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, South Australia: 9.7% Education , South Australia: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South Australia: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South Australia: 16.3% Housing, South Australia: 17.5% Utilities, South Australia: 3.9% Food, Limestone Coast region: 13.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Limestone Coast region: 4.9% Clothing & Footwear, Limestone Coast region: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Limestone Coast region: 6.3% Health, Limestone Coast region: 7.4% Transport, Limestone Coast region: 10.3% Communications, Limestone Coast region: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Limestone Coast region: 11.3% Education , Limestone Coast region: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Limestone Coast region: 8.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Limestone Coast region: 17.3% Housing, Limestone Coast region: 6.9% Utilities, Limestone Coast region: 4.0%
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, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Limestone Coast region: +$3,011 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Limestone Coast region: +$419 Clothing & Footwear, Limestone Coast region: +$1,118 Furnishings & equipment , Limestone Coast region: +$1,310 Health, Limestone Coast region: +$1,196 Transport, Limestone Coast region: +$1,285 Communications, Limestone Coast region: +$1,045 Recreation & Culture, Limestone Coast region: -$1,268 Education , Limestone Coast region: -$1,307 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Limestone Coast region: +$2,223 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Limestone Coast region: +$2,834 Housing, Limestone Coast region: -$581 Utilities, Limestone Coast region: +$1,080
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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