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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 region2017/182013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2013/14 to 2017/18
Food$17,38613.2%$10,32910.6%$14,71812.4%$9,55510.4%+$2,667
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,4614.9%$4,1204.2%$6,1435.2%$4,6295.0%+$318
Clothing & Footwear$3,6392.8%$2,7872.9%$2,5452.1%$2,5092.7%+$1,094
Furnishings & equipment $8,2916.3%$4,4124.5%$6,8305.8%$3,7854.1%+$1,461
Health$9,6747.4%$6,8607.0%$8,2166.9%$5,9136.4%+$1,458
Transport$13,47410.3%$8,8459.1%$12,33510.4%$9,0669.8%+$1,139
Communications$3,0422.3%$2,3232.4%$2,1771.8%$1,7291.9%+$866
Recreation & Culture$14,89411.3%$9,4839.7%$15,22512.8%$8,9259.7%-$331
Education $5,8894.5%$4,4064.5%$7,2826.1%$4,5985.0%-$1,394
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,4898.7%$7,3527.5%$9,3857.9%$6,6577.2%+$2,104
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $22,70417.3%$15,90716.3%$20,12017.0%$14,54315.8%+$2,584
Housing$9,1126.9%$17,05417.5%$9,5688.1%$16,74318.2%-$456
Utilities$5,2814.0%$3,7703.9%$4,0653.4%$3,5763.9%+$1,216
Total Expenditure$131,337100.0%$97,645100.0%$118,610100.0%$92,229100.0%+$12,726
Net Savings$-7,166-5.8%$10,99210.1%$-4,547-4.0%$15,78314.6%-$2,619
Total Disposable Income$124,171%$108,637%$114,063%$108,012%+$10,107

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, 2013/14 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2017/18 Food, Limestone Coast region: +$2,667 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Limestone Coast region: +$318 Clothing & Footwear, Limestone Coast region: +$1,094 Furnishings & equipment , Limestone Coast region: +$1,461 Health, Limestone Coast region: +$1,458 Transport, Limestone Coast region: +$1,139 Communications, Limestone Coast region: +$866 Recreation & Culture, Limestone Coast region: -$331 Education , Limestone Coast region: -$1,394 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Limestone Coast region: +$2,104 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Limestone Coast region: +$2,584 Housing, Limestone Coast region: -$456 Utilities, Limestone Coast region: +$1,216
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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