RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $4,197 in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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
RDA Murraylands and Riverland region2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$10,56311.3%$10,34910.6%$9,65510.6%$9,7019.9%+909
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,6845.0%$4,6334.7%$5,4976.0%$5,5895.7%-813
Clothing & Footwear$2,3062.5%$2,2862.3%$2,3932.6%$2,4362.5%-87
Furnishings & equipment $4,6915.0%$4,6234.7%$3,8104.2%$3,8714.0%+881
Health$7,0497.5%$6,9607.1%$6,3637.0%$6,4356.6%+686
Transport$8,5539.2%$7,9868.2%$10,04111.0%$9,4179.6%-1,488
Communications$2,1452.3%$2,1212.2%$1,5931.7%$1,6181.7%+553
Recreation & Culture$9,44910.1%$9,3169.5%$8,9529.8%$9,0509.3%+497
Education $4,8865.2%$4,7654.9%$4,7025.1%$4,8194.9%+184
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,3536.8%$6,5636.7%$6,9337.6%$7,1567.3%-580
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,57516.7%$15,64416.0%$15,32916.8%$15,66316.0%+246
Housing$12,97313.9%$18,34318.8%$12,08813.2%$17,82118.3%+884
Utilities$4,1974.5%$4,0704.2%$4,0374.4%$4,0414.1%+160
Total Expenditure$93,425100.0%$97,660100.0%$91,393100.0%$97,617100.0%+2,032
Net Savings$20,31217.9%$16,05814.1%$20,27418.2%$19,27816.5%+38
Total Disposable Income$113,7370%$113,7180%$111,6670%$116,8950%+2,070

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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