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City of Whyalla

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $2,629 in City of Whyalla, lower compared to Regional SA.

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
City of Whyalla2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$13,10814.3%$14,87411.8%$13,48013.2%$12,47611.1%-$372
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2463.6%$5,9394.7%$4,2884.2%$5,8695.2%-$1,042
Clothing & Footwear$2,3822.6%$3,4852.8%$1,4701.4%$2,6422.4%+$912
Furnishings & equipment $5,9266.5%$7,5126.0%$6,1186.0%$5,9125.3%-$192
Health$8,1648.9%$9,3377.4%$8,2788.1%$7,6046.8%-$114
Transport$7,3198.0%$13,58510.8%$9,7439.6%$13,39311.9%-$2,423
Communications$1,8252.0%$3,0102.4%$2,0912.1%$1,9661.8%-$266
Recreation & Culture$10,81011.8%$14,49211.5%$11,70711.5%$13,79712.3%-$897
Education $4,5615.0%$5,4254.3%$6,3536.2%$6,1255.5%-$1,792
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,6198.3%$11,5469.1%$5,4545.3%$8,8657.9%+$2,165
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,49019.1%$22,29317.7%$19,04818.7%$18,50516.5%-$1,558
Housing$6,3066.9%$9,6727.7%$8,8928.7%$10,6069.5%-$2,586
Utilities$2,6292.9%$5,0554.0%$5,0264.9%$4,4434.0%-$2,397
Total Expenditure$91,387100.0%$126,223100.0%$101,949100.0%$112,203100.0%-$10,562
Net Savings$-4,751-5.5%$-9,017-7.7%$-6,296-6.6%$-2,549-2.3%+$1,545
Total Disposable Income$86,636%$117,206%$95,653%$109,654%-$9,017

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 SA: 11.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional SA: 4.7% Clothing & Footwear, Regional SA: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Regional SA: 6.0% Health, Regional SA: 7.4% Transport, Regional SA: 10.8% Communications, Regional SA: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Regional SA: 11.5% Education , Regional SA: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional SA: 9.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional SA: 17.7% Housing, Regional SA: 7.7% Utilities, Regional SA: 4.0% Food, City of Whyalla: 14.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Whyalla: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, City of Whyalla: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , City of Whyalla: 6.5% Health, City of Whyalla: 8.9% Transport, City of Whyalla: 8.0% Communications, City of Whyalla: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, City of Whyalla: 11.8% Education , City of Whyalla: 5.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Whyalla: 8.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Whyalla: 19.1% Housing, City of Whyalla: 6.9% Utilities, City of Whyalla: 2.9%
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, City of Whyalla: -$372 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Whyalla: -$1,042 Clothing & Footwear, City of Whyalla: +$912 Furnishings & equipment , City of Whyalla: -$192 Health, City of Whyalla: -$114 Transport, City of Whyalla: -$2,423 Communications, City of Whyalla: -$266 Recreation & Culture, City of Whyalla: -$897 Education , City of Whyalla: -$1,792 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Whyalla: +$2,165 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Whyalla: -$1,558 Housing, City of Whyalla: -$2,586 Utilities, City of Whyalla: -$2,397
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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