Rockhampton Regional Council area

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $2,932 in Rockhampton Regional Council area, lower compared to Queensland.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Rockhampton Regional Council area2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2015/16 - 2020/21
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,0694.2%$4,4704.0%$4,8315.0%$5,3414.8%-762
Clothing & Footwear$3,7593.9%$4,0843.7%$3,0633.2%$3,3813.0%+696
Furnishings & equipment $5,5485.7%$6,1735.5%$4,8085.0%$5,3184.8%+740
Recreation & Culture$10,70911.0%$11,96310.7%$9,79710.1%$10,9419.8%+912
Education $4,7154.9%$5,1254.6%$4,5754.7%$5,1144.6%+140
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,5766.8%$6,8176.1%$6,9417.2%$7,9267.1%-364
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,16814.6%$15,72514.1%$14,78715.3%$16,47014.8%-619
Total Expenditure$97,002100.0%$111,754100.0%$96,643100.0%$111,501100.0%+359
Net Savings$23,83319.7%$27,11219.5%$15,43113.8%$18,10214.0%+8,402
Total Disposable Income$120,8340%$138,8660%$112,0730%$129,6030%+8,761

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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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Rockhampton Regional Council

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