RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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Sunshine Coast Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $8,917 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 area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$10,64312.1%$11,05110.2%$11,11711.8%$10,77310.0%-474
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3193.8%$3,9753.7%$5,8186.2%$4,8044.5%-2,499
Clothing & Footwear$3,4433.9%$3,8843.6%$2,9633.1%$3,4773.2%+480
Furnishings & equipment $3,9454.5%$5,3744.9%$4,2994.6%$5,2534.9%-354
Health$6,0466.9%$7,7707.1%$6,3796.8%$7,4056.9%-334
Transport$4,0944.7%$10,0829.3%$4,4134.7%$11,09410.3%-319
Communications$2,2872.6%$2,5562.3%$1,8432.0%$1,8141.7%+443
Recreation & Culture$7,0618.0%$11,22810.3%$8,2948.8%$11,14810.3%-1,233
Education $3,3803.8%$4,7254.3%$4,4094.7%$4,8174.5%-1,029
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,9539.1%$7,3086.7%$6,9887.4%$7,4566.9%+965
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,84714.6%$17,05715.7%$13,68314.5%$16,23415.0%-837
Housing$13,88415.8%$11,70610.8%$16,79217.8%$15,02113.9%-2,908
Utilities$8,91710.2%$12,06311.1%$7,3797.8%$8,6388.0%+1,538
Total Expenditure$87,817100.0%$108,779100.0%$94,377100.0%$107,935100.0%-6,560
Net Savings$26,49323.2%$14,85112.0%$23,78020.1%$16,93613.6%+2,714
Total Disposable Income$114,3110%$123,6300%$118,1570%$124,8720%-3,846

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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