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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,269 in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, higher compared to South Australia.

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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %$ per household% of expenditureSouth Australia $South Australia %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$15,22312.1%$10,32910.6%$12,95410.9%$9,48110.3%+$2,269
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,0074.0%$4,1204.2%$6,0025.1%$4,7545.2%-$995
Clothing & Footwear$3,5882.8%$2,7872.9%$2,5912.2%$2,6192.8%+$997
Furnishings & equipment $7,3795.9%$4,4124.5%$6,1765.2%$3,8044.1%+$1,203
Health$9,6877.7%$6,8607.0%$8,0686.8%$5,8336.3%+$1,619
Transport$15,34112.2%$8,8459.1%$15,59813.2%$9,19710.0%-$257
Communications$2,6052.1%$2,3232.4%$2,0711.7%$1,5581.7%+$534
Recreation & Culture$13,10410.4%$9,4839.7%$13,23411.2%$9,1349.9%-$131
Education $5,3644.3%$4,4064.5%$6,0645.1%$4,5554.9%-$700
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,56510.8%$7,3527.5%$10,1918.6%$6,6877.3%+$3,374
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $22,04017.5%$15,90716.3%$20,11917.0%$14,09515.3%+$1,921
Housing$8,9267.1%$17,05417.5%$10,6199.0%$16,64518.1%-$1,694
Utilities$4,2693.4%$3,7703.9%$4,8024.1%$3,7244.0%-$533
Total Expenditure$126,099100.0%$97,645100.0%$118,491100.0%$92,085100.0%+$7,609
Net Savings$-6,522-5.5%$10,99210.1%$-3,646-3.2%$15,20914.2%-$2,876
Total Disposable Income$119,577%$108,637%$114,845%$107,294%+$4,733

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, South Australia: 10.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, South Australia: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, South Australia: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , South Australia: 4.5% Health, South Australia: 7.0% Transport, South Australia: 9.1% Communications, South Australia: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, South Australia: 9.7% Education , South Australia: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , South Australia: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , South Australia: 16.3% Housing, South Australia: 17.5% Utilities, South Australia: 3.9% Food, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 12.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.0% Clothing & Footwear, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.9% Health, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 7.7% Transport, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 12.2% Communications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 10.4% Education , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 10.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 17.5% Housing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 7.1% Utilities, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.4%
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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +$2,269 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -$995 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +$997 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +$1,203 Health, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +$1,619 Transport, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -$257 Communications, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +$534 Recreation & Culture, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -$131 Education , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -$700 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +$3,374 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: +$1,921 Housing, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -$1,694 Utilities, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: -$533
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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