RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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Sunshine Coast Council area

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,052 in the Sunshine Coast Council area, 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Sunshine Coast Council area2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$10,07810.1%$11,44710.5%$9,5289.2%$10,7899.7%+550
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7753.8%$4,3674.0%$4,5794.4%$5,2264.7%-804
Clothing & Footwear$3,0353.0%$3,5863.3%$2,7982.7%$3,2382.9%+237
Furnishings & equipment $5,0105.0%$5,6425.2%$4,6904.6%$5,2564.7%+319
Health$6,7596.8%$7,8767.2%$6,6196.4%$7,5786.8%+140
Transport$7,9478.0%$9,2048.5%$10,1869.9%$11,42910.3%-2,239
Communications$2,0632.1%$2,4022.2%$1,6031.6%$1,8371.7%+460
Recreation & Culture$9,3499.4%$10,92710.1%$9,9439.6%$11,12910.0%-594
Education $4,1834.2%$4,9834.6%$4,3584.2%$5,0044.5%-174
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,4445.5%$6,5146.0%$7,2097.0%$8,1537.3%-1,765
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,33314.4%$16,91615.6%$14,81714.4%$17,17715.4%-483
Housing$24,50624.6%$21,48119.8%$23,55122.9%$20,97018.8%+955
Utilities$3,0523.1%$3,2963.0%$3,1763.1%$3,4933.1%-124
Total Expenditure$99,535100.0%$108,642100.0%$103,057100.0%$111,279100.0%-3,522
Net Savings$23,15518.9%$20,12115.6%$24,22619.0%$20,63815.6%-1,071
Total Disposable Income$122,6900%$128,7630%$127,2830%$131,9180%-4,593

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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