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Southern Mallee District Council

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $6,326 in the Southern Mallee District Council, 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
Southern Mallee District Council2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$16,00411.9%$10,34910.6%$18,63711.4%$9,7019.9%-2,633
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,3845.5%$4,6334.7%$10,7896.6%$5,5895.7%-3,405
Clothing & Footwear$3,7242.8%$2,2862.3%$4,7952.9%$2,4362.5%-1,070
Furnishings & equipment $7,1715.3%$4,6234.7%$7,3484.5%$3,8714.0%-177
Health$11,0658.2%$6,9607.1%$12,4457.6%$6,4356.6%-1,380
Transport$14,52810.8%$7,9868.2%$19,83312.2%$9,4179.6%-5,305
Communications$3,4052.5%$2,1212.2%$3,1431.9%$1,6181.7%+262
Recreation & Culture$14,07210.5%$9,3169.5%$16,64310.2%$9,0509.3%-2,570
Education $7,9805.9%$4,7654.9%$8,8785.5%$4,8194.9%-897
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,0658.2%$6,5636.7%$14,8189.1%$7,1567.3%-3,753
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,69218.4%$15,64416.0%$30,24518.6%$15,66316.0%-5,553
Housing$6,9655.2%$18,34318.8%$7,4584.6%$17,82118.3%-493
Utilities$6,3264.7%$4,0704.2%$7,8004.8%$4,0414.1%-1,473
Total Expenditure$134,382100.0%$97,660100.0%$162,830100.0%$97,617100.0%-28,448
Net Savings$18,67612.2%$16,05814.1%$22,68212.2%$19,27816.5%-4,006
Total Disposable Income$153,0570%$113,7180%$185,5120%$116,8950%-32,455

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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