RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $5,415 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 Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$16,57810.9%$10,40510.6%$16,99811.6%$9,66110.4%-419
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,4234.2%$4,1604.2%$8,3455.7%$4,9815.3%-1,921
Clothing & Footwear$4,0082.6%$2,6132.7%$3,2612.2%$2,4522.6%+747
Furnishings & equipment $11,5447.6%$4,4774.6%$9,5846.5%$3,7754.0%+1,960
Health$14,5399.5%$7,0807.2%$12,1008.2%$5,9656.4%+2,439
Transport$5,2393.4%$8,6538.8%$4,2102.9%$9,0489.7%+1,029
Communications$3,6452.4%$2,2572.3%$2,7801.9%$1,5811.7%+865
Recreation & Culture$24,66916.2%$9,7409.9%$21,96114.9%$8,9239.6%+2,708
Education $7,6995.0%$4,5314.6%$10,8987.4%$4,7065.0%-3,200
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $14,4649.5%$7,4887.6%$11,6387.9%$6,7407.2%+2,826
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $29,21119.1%$15,93316.2%$29,12319.8%$14,79515.9%+88
Housing$9,3036.1%$17,51117.8%$10,1386.9%$17,03618.3%-835
Utilities$5,4153.5%$3,4983.6%$5,9344.0%$3,5813.8%-519
Total Expenditure$152,737100.0%$98,346100.0%$146,969100.0%$93,244100.0%+5,768
Net Savings-$13,709-9.9%$22,67718.7%-$12,984-9.7%$18,40416.5%-725
Total Disposable Income$139,0280%$121,0230%$133,9850%$111,6480%+5,043

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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