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Southern Flinders Region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,676 in Southern Flinders Region, 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
Southern Flinders Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$14,39512.4%$14,87411.8%$13,45211.7%$12,47611.1%+$943
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,6835.8%$5,9394.7%$5,8905.1%$5,8695.2%+$792
Clothing & Footwear$3,2222.8%$3,4852.8%$2,7882.4%$2,6422.4%+$435
Furnishings & equipment $6,9826.0%$7,5126.0%$6,3005.5%$5,9125.3%+$681
Health$7,8086.7%$9,3377.4%$7,8786.9%$7,6046.8%-$71
Transport$13,44211.6%$13,58510.8%$13,55911.8%$13,39311.9%-$117
Communications$2,9212.5%$3,0102.4%$2,1621.9%$1,9661.8%+$759
Recreation & Culture$12,77211.0%$14,49211.5%$14,25812.5%$13,79712.3%-$1,486
Education $7,4026.4%$5,4254.3%$8,6867.6%$6,1255.5%-$1,284
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,9058.5%$11,5469.1%$9,0897.9%$8,8657.9%+$815
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,99117.2%$22,29317.7%$18,68816.3%$18,50516.5%+$1,303
Housing$5,7845.0%$9,6727.7%$7,2686.3%$10,6069.5%-$1,484
Utilities$4,6764.0%$5,0554.0%$4,4953.9%$4,4434.0%+$182
Total Expenditure$115,983100.0%$126,223100.0%$114,513100.0%$112,203100.0%+$1,470
Net Savings$-14,706-14.5%$-9,017-7.7%$-14,646-14.7%$-2,549-2.3%-$60
Total Disposable Income$101,276%$117,206%$99,867%$109,654%+$1,410

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, Southern Flinders Region: 12.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Flinders Region: 5.8% Clothing & Footwear, Southern Flinders Region: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Southern Flinders Region: 6.0% Health, Southern Flinders Region: 6.7% Transport, Southern Flinders Region: 11.6% Communications, Southern Flinders Region: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Southern Flinders Region: 11.0% Education , Southern Flinders Region: 6.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Flinders Region: 8.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Flinders Region: 17.2% Housing, Southern Flinders Region: 5.0% Utilities, Southern Flinders Region: 4.0%
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, Southern Flinders Region: +$943 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Flinders Region: +$792 Clothing & Footwear, Southern Flinders Region: +$435 Furnishings & equipment , Southern Flinders Region: +$681 Health, Southern Flinders Region: -$71 Transport, Southern Flinders Region: -$117 Communications, Southern Flinders Region: +$759 Recreation & Culture, Southern Flinders Region: -$1,486 Education , Southern Flinders Region: -$1,284 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Flinders Region: +$815 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Flinders Region: +$1,303 Housing, Southern Flinders Region: -$1,484 Utilities, Southern Flinders Region: +$182
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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