RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $9,376 in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, lower compared to Queensland.

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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Household expenditure
RDA Sunshine Coast Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$10,60311.9%$11,05110.2%$10,97911.7%$10,77310.0%-377
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3323.7%$3,9753.7%$5,6646.0%$4,8044.5%-2,332
Clothing & Footwear$3,4793.9%$3,8843.6%$2,9523.1%$3,4773.2%+526
Furnishings & equipment $3,9834.5%$5,3744.9%$4,2454.5%$5,2534.9%-262
Health$6,0356.8%$7,7707.1%$6,2726.7%$7,4056.9%-237
Transport$4,2734.8%$10,0829.3%$4,7005.0%$11,09410.3%-427
Communications$2,3332.6%$2,5562.3%$1,8352.0%$1,8141.7%+498
Recreation & Culture$7,1248.0%$11,22810.3%$8,1748.7%$11,14810.3%-1,050
Education $3,3523.8%$4,7254.3%$4,3264.6%$4,8174.5%-974
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,0899.1%$7,3086.7%$7,2477.7%$7,4566.9%+842
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,76414.3%$17,05715.7%$13,41014.3%$16,23415.0%-646
Housing$14,22416.0%$11,70610.8%$16,79717.9%$15,02113.9%-2,573
Utilities$9,37610.5%$12,06311.1%$7,4667.9%$8,6388.0%+1,911
Total Expenditure$88,967100.0%$108,779100.0%$94,067100.0%$107,935100.0%-5,100
Net Savings$25,84422.5%$14,85112.0%$23,06719.7%$16,93613.6%+2,776
Total Disposable Income$114,8100%$123,6300%$117,1340%$124,8720%-2,324

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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