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Sunshine Coast Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,133 in Sunshine Coast Council area, lower compared to Regional QLD.

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
Sunshine Coast Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$9,09010.4%$12,04611.4%$9,34910.8%$11,07511.0%-$259
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,4263.9%$4,4144.2%$4,6145.3%$4,6974.7%-$1,188
Clothing & Footwear$2,6033.0%$2,7742.6%$2,2312.6%$2,6872.7%+$372
Furnishings & equipment $3,4353.9%$5,7675.5%$3,4324.0%$5,2365.2%+$3
Health$4,8805.6%$7,4227.0%$5,0275.8%$6,8266.8%-$146
Transport$8,0759.3%$10,3359.8%$9,16810.6%$11,44611.4%-$1,093
Communications$2,0612.4%$2,5492.4%$1,4071.6%$1,6771.7%+$654
Recreation & Culture$5,8396.7%$11,56911.0%$6,4717.5%$11,25811.2%-$632
Education $3,6154.2%$4,4204.2%$3,8904.5%$4,3684.3%-$275
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,1615.9%$6,5126.2%$5,2016.0%$5,9165.9%-$40
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,59214.5%$16,77115.9%$11,49613.3%$14,60014.5%+$1,095
Housing$23,08126.5%$16,76415.9%$21,55924.9%$17,28617.2%+$1,522
Utilities$3,1333.6%$3,9683.8%$2,8453.3%$3,6633.6%+$288
Total Expenditure$86,992100.0%$105,311100.0%$86,690100.0%$100,736100.0%+$302
Net Savings$24,14321.7%$7,6416.8%$25,08422.4%$14,24112.4%-$941
Total Disposable Income$111,135%$112,952%$111,774%$114,977%-$639

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, Regional QLD: 11.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional QLD: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, Regional QLD: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , Regional QLD: 5.5% Health, Regional QLD: 7.0% Transport, Regional QLD: 9.8% Communications, Regional QLD: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Regional QLD: 11.0% Education , Regional QLD: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional QLD: 6.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional QLD: 15.9% Housing, Regional QLD: 15.9% Utilities, Regional QLD: 3.8% Food, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.9% Clothing & Footwear, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.0% Furnishings & equipment , Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.9% Health, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.6% Transport, Sunshine Coast Council area: 9.3% Communications, Sunshine Coast Council area: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.7% Education , Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Sunshine Coast Council area: 14.5% Housing, Sunshine Coast Council area: 26.5% Utilities, Sunshine Coast Council area: 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, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$259 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$1,188 Clothing & Footwear, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$372 Furnishings & equipment , Sunshine Coast Council area: +$3 Health, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$146 Transport, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$1,093 Communications, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$654 Recreation & Culture, Sunshine Coast Council area: -$632 Education , Sunshine Coast Council area: -$275 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Sunshine Coast Council area: -$40 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Sunshine Coast Council area: +$1,095 Housing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$1,522 Utilities, Sunshine Coast Council area: +$288
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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