RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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District Council of Elliston

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,666 in the District Council of Elliston, 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
District Council of Elliston2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$16,24710.1%$10,40510.6%$26,59111.8%$9,66110.4%-10,344
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,1944.5%$4,1604.2%$12,0515.4%$4,9815.3%-4,857
Clothing & Footwear$6,2393.9%$2,6132.7%$7,5803.4%$2,4522.6%-1,341
Furnishings & equipment $10,3056.4%$4,4774.6%$15,0816.7%$3,7754.0%-4,776
Health$16,68110.4%$7,0807.2%$23,58010.5%$5,9656.4%-6,899
Transport$7,4804.7%$8,6538.8%$6,1362.7%$9,0489.7%+1,344
Communications$2,6741.7%$2,2572.3%$3,3901.5%$1,5811.7%-716
Recreation & Culture$22,88014.2%$9,7409.9%$31,27613.9%$8,9239.6%-8,396
Education $3,2642.0%$4,5314.6%$8,6513.9%$4,7065.0%-5,387
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $23,45914.6%$7,4887.6%$25,11711.2%$6,7407.2%-1,658
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,53017.1%$15,93316.2%$45,58420.3%$14,79515.9%-18,054
Housing$12,1717.6%$17,51117.8%$10,5234.7%$17,03618.3%+1,648
Utilities$4,6662.9%$3,4983.6%$8,9744.0%$3,5813.8%-4,308
Total Expenditure$160,791100.0%$98,346100.0%$224,534100.0%$93,244100.0%-63,743
Net Savings$18,90410.5%$22,67718.7%-$37,183-19.8%$18,40416.5%+56,087
Total Disposable Income$179,6950%$121,0230%$187,3510%$111,6480%-7,656

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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