RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Northern Areas Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $5,126 in Northern Areas Council area, 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Northern Areas Council area2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$22,16215.7%$10,40510.6%$19,65012.1%$9,66110.4%+2,512
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$8,8266.3%$4,1604.2%$9,5075.9%$4,9815.3%-682
Clothing & Footwear$2,2481.6%$2,6132.7%$3,0731.9%$2,4522.6%-826
Furnishings & equipment $10,8557.7%$4,4774.6%$10,4636.5%$3,7754.0%+392
Health$10,5907.5%$7,0807.2%$14,6419.0%$5,9656.4%-4,052
Transport$3,5692.5%$8,6538.8%$4,4532.7%$9,0489.7%-884
Communications$3,4132.4%$2,2572.3%$3,5142.2%$1,5811.7%-101
Recreation & Culture$16,71011.9%$9,7409.9%$22,20113.7%$8,9239.6%-5,490
Education $14,74210.5%$4,5314.6%$16,19410.0%$4,7065.0%-1,452
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,7786.2%$7,4887.6%$12,6607.8%$6,7407.2%-3,882
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $28,78920.4%$15,93316.2%$32,07019.8%$14,79515.9%-3,281
Housing$4,9823.5%$17,51117.8%$7,0844.4%$17,03618.3%-2,102
Utilities$5,1263.6%$3,4983.6%$6,6364.1%$3,5813.8%-1,510
Total Expenditure$140,788100.0%$98,346100.0%$162,146100.0%$93,244100.0%-21,359
Net Savings$6510.5%$22,67718.7%-$28,005-20.9%$18,40416.5%+28,655
Total Disposable Income$141,4390%$121,0230%$134,1420%$111,6480%+7,297

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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