RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $4,588 in Mid North 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
Mid North Region2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$11,60711.2%$10,34910.6%$11,37210.7%$9,7019.9%+235
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,2695.1%$4,6334.7%$6,5556.2%$5,5895.7%-1,286
Clothing & Footwear$2,6212.5%$2,2862.3%$2,8662.7%$2,4362.5%-246
Furnishings & equipment $5,1965.0%$4,6234.7%$4,5224.3%$3,8714.0%+674
Health$7,8937.6%$6,9607.1%$7,5657.1%$6,4356.6%+328
Transport$10,54810.1%$7,9868.2%$11,64311.0%$9,4179.6%-1,095
Communications$2,4212.3%$2,1212.2%$1,9001.8%$1,6181.7%+521
Recreation & Culture$10,2519.9%$9,3169.5%$10,2629.7%$9,0509.3%-12
Education $5,4125.2%$4,7654.9%$5,5755.3%$4,8194.9%-164
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,9797.7%$6,5636.7%$8,0957.6%$7,1567.3%-116
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,47116.8%$15,64416.0%$18,34017.3%$15,66316.0%-869
Housing$12,69612.2%$18,34318.8%$12,41211.7%$17,82118.3%+284
Utilities$4,5884.4%$4,0704.2%$4,7404.5%$4,0414.1%-151
Total Expenditure$103,950100.0%$97,660100.0%$105,847100.0%$97,617100.0%-1,897
Net Savings$24,84319.3%$16,05814.1%$25,22819.2%$19,27816.5%-385
Total Disposable Income$128,7930%$113,7180%$131,0750%$116,8950%-2,282

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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