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Wakefield Regional Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $8,200 in Wakefield Regional 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
Wakefield Regional 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$20,7419.6%$14,87411.8%$18,15711.2%$12,47611.1%+$2,584
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$8,3723.9%$5,9394.7%$6,5074.0%$5,8695.2%+$1,866
Clothing & Footwear$6,5723.0%$3,4852.8%$3,0521.9%$2,6422.4%+$3,520
Furnishings & equipment $17,4968.1%$7,5126.0%$10,3996.4%$5,9125.3%+$7,097
Health$18,8378.7%$9,3377.4%$11,1866.9%$7,6046.8%+$7,650
Transport$13,9516.5%$13,58510.8%$14,8839.2%$13,39311.9%-$933
Communications$5,3122.5%$3,0102.4%$2,7881.7%$1,9661.8%+$2,524
Recreation & Culture$34,31815.9%$14,49211.5%$22,17513.7%$13,79712.3%+$12,142
Education $13,5146.3%$5,4254.3%$14,0778.7%$6,1255.5%-$563
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $19,5879.1%$11,5469.1%$13,2168.2%$8,8657.9%+$6,371
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $41,24319.1%$22,29317.7%$30,88719.1%$18,50516.5%+$10,356
Housing$7,6993.6%$9,6727.7%$8,1175.0%$10,6069.5%-$418
Utilities$8,2003.8%$5,0554.0%$6,3533.9%$4,4434.0%+$1,847
Total Expenditure$215,841100.0%$126,223100.0%$161,798100.0%$112,203100.0%+$54,043
Net Savings$-64,046-42.2%$-9,017-7.7%$-21,513-15.3%$-2,549-2.3%-$42,533
Total Disposable Income$151,795%$117,206%$140,285%$109,654%+$11,510

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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 9.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.9% Clothing & Footwear, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.0% Furnishings & equipment , Wakefield Regional Council area: 8.1% Health, Wakefield Regional Council area: 8.7% Transport, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.5% Communications, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Wakefield Regional Council area: 15.9% Education , Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wakefield Regional Council area: 9.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wakefield Regional Council area: 19.1% Housing, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.6% Utilities, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.8%
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, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$2,584 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$1,866 Clothing & Footwear, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$3,520 Furnishings & equipment , Wakefield Regional Council area: +$7,097 Health, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$7,650 Transport, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$933 Communications, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$2,524 Recreation & Culture, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$12,142 Education , Wakefield Regional Council area: -$563 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wakefield Regional Council area: +$6,371 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wakefield Regional Council area: +$10,356 Housing, Wakefield Regional Council area: -$418 Utilities, Wakefield Regional Council area: +$1,847
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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