RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,767 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.

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Household expenditure
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$15,02813.6%$10,40510.6%$14,49412.1%$9,66110.4%+533
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9154.5%$4,1604.2%$7,8836.6%$4,9815.3%-2,968
Clothing & Footwear$3,0422.8%$2,6132.7%$2,9712.5%$2,4522.6%+71
Furnishings & equipment $6,9166.3%$4,4774.6%$6,7335.6%$3,7754.0%+183
Health$9,6098.7%$7,0807.2%$9,5658.0%$5,9656.4%+43
Transport$4,4864.1%$8,6538.8%$4,9064.1%$9,0489.7%-420
Communications$2,4592.2%$2,2572.3%$2,3632.0%$1,5811.7%+96
Recreation & Culture$13,89112.6%$9,7409.9%$14,94212.5%$8,9239.6%-1,051
Education $5,2384.7%$4,5314.6%$6,4345.4%$4,7065.0%-1,195
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,8229.8%$7,4887.6%$9,8638.2%$6,7407.2%+959
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $20,85518.9%$15,93316.2%$22,98619.2%$14,79515.9%-2,132
Housing$9,3038.4%$17,51117.8%$11,7129.8%$17,03618.3%-2,410
Utilities$3,7673.4%$3,4983.6%$5,0864.2%$3,5813.8%-1,319
Total Expenditure$110,331100.0%$98,346100.0%$119,939100.0%$93,244100.0%-9,608
Net Savings$6,5035.6%$22,67718.7%-$1,594-1.3%$18,40416.5%+8,097
Total Disposable Income$116,8340%$121,0230%$118,3450%$111,6480%-1,510

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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