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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,225 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
RDA Sunshine Coast Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$9,25710.4%$10,83510.1%$9,25810.8%$10,86710.2%-$1
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3783.8%$3,8943.6%$4,5265.3%$4,6354.4%-$1,148
Clothing & Footwear$2,6883.0%$3,8123.5%$2,2172.6%$3,5283.3%+$471
Furnishings & equipment $3,5244.0%$5,3855.0%$3,3863.9%$5,0974.8%+$138
Health$4,9455.6%$7,5597.0%$4,9295.7%$7,3246.9%+$16
Transport$8,2549.3%$10,2569.5%$9,19810.7%$11,55010.9%-$944
Communications$2,1232.4%$2,6192.4%$1,3911.6%$1,7901.7%+$732
Recreation & Culture$5,9716.7%$11,07210.3%$6,3287.4%$10,82010.2%-$357
Education $3,5334.0%$4,6174.3%$3,8244.4%$4,6534.4%-$291
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,5936.3%$7,2986.8%$5,3746.2%$7,1146.7%+$219
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,62614.2%$16,97115.8%$11,30513.1%$15,63914.7%+$1,321
Housing$23,51626.5%$19,45318.1%$21,50125.0%$19,22618.1%+$2,015
Utilities$3,2253.6%$3,7883.5%$2,8633.3%$3,9403.7%+$362
Total Expenditure$88,632100.0%$107,559100.0%$86,101100.0%$106,183100.0%+$2,532
Net Savings$23,14220.7%$10,8239.1%$24,38322.1%$16,19313.2%-$1,241
Total Disposable Income$111,774%$118,381%$110,484%$122,377%+$1,290

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, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.8% Clothing & Footwear, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.0% Furnishings & equipment , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.0% Health, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.6% Transport, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9.3% Communications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.7% Education , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 14.2% Housing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 26.5% Utilities, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.6%
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, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$1 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$1,148 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$471 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$138 Health, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$16 Transport, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$944 Communications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$732 Recreation & Culture, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$357 Education , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -$291 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$219 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$1,321 Housing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$2,015 Utilities, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +$362
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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