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Northern Areas Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $6,953 in Northern Areas Council area, higher 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
Northern Areas Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %$ per household% of expenditureRegional SA $Regional SA %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$14,73210.1%$14,87411.8%$16,0019.4%$12,47611.1%-$1,269
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$11,2157.7%$5,9394.7%$7,5734.5%$5,8695.2%+$3,642
Clothing & Footwear$4,6753.2%$3,4852.8%$3,5792.1%$2,6422.4%+$1,096
Furnishings & equipment $9,3976.5%$7,5126.0%$10,5246.2%$5,9125.3%-$1,127
Health$9,5406.6%$9,3377.4%$13,6628.1%$7,6046.8%-$4,123
Transport$16,66911.5%$13,58510.8%$18,44010.9%$13,39311.9%-$1,771
Communications$4,0222.8%$3,0102.4%$3,5272.1%$1,9661.8%+$495
Recreation & Culture$14,83310.2%$14,49211.5%$23,36213.8%$13,79712.3%-$8,528
Education $10,2487.0%$5,4254.3%$15,7749.3%$6,1255.5%-$5,526
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,5067.9%$11,5469.1%$15,3879.1%$8,8657.9%-$3,881
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,00418.6%$22,29317.7%$28,69316.9%$18,50516.5%-$1,689
Housing$4,6763.2%$9,6727.7%$6,3673.8%$10,6069.5%-$1,692
Utilities$6,9534.8%$5,0554.0%$6,7424.0%$4,4434.0%+$211
Total Expenditure$145,469100.0%$126,223100.0%$169,632100.0%$112,203100.0%-$24,163
Net Savings$-16,194-12.5%$-9,017-7.7%$-46,134-37.4%$-2,549-2.3%+$29,940
Total Disposable Income$129,275%$117,206%$123,498%$109,654%+$5,777

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, Northern Areas Council area: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Areas Council area: 7.7% Clothing & Footwear, Northern Areas Council area: 3.2% Furnishings & equipment , Northern Areas Council area: 6.5% Health, Northern Areas Council area: 6.6% Transport, Northern Areas Council area: 11.5% Communications, Northern Areas Council area: 2.8% Recreation & Culture, Northern Areas Council area: 10.2% Education , Northern Areas Council area: 7.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Areas Council area: 7.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Areas Council area: 18.6% Housing, Northern Areas Council area: 3.2% Utilities, Northern Areas Council area: 4.8%
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, Northern Areas Council area: -$1,269 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Northern Areas Council area: +$3,642 Clothing & Footwear, Northern Areas Council area: +$1,096 Furnishings & equipment , Northern Areas Council area: -$1,127 Health, Northern Areas Council area: -$4,123 Transport, Northern Areas Council area: -$1,771 Communications, Northern Areas Council area: +$495 Recreation & Culture, Northern Areas Council area: -$8,528 Education , Northern Areas Council area: -$5,526 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Northern Areas Council area: -$3,881 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Northern Areas Council area: -$1,689 Housing, Northern Areas Council area: -$1,692 Utilities, Northern Areas Council area: +$211
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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