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Southern Downs Regional Council

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $11,728 in the Southern Downs Regional Council, 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Southern Downs Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$13,47014.7%$11,05110.2%$13,28314.8%$10,77310.0%+$187
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,8264.2%$3,9753.7%$4,3434.8%$4,8044.5%-$517
Clothing & Footwear$1,4351.6%$3,8843.6%$1,2061.3%$3,4773.2%+$229
Furnishings & equipment $5,4175.9%$5,3744.9%$6,2467.0%$5,2534.9%-$829
Health$6,3856.9%$7,7707.1%$6,4477.2%$7,4056.9%-$62
Transport$4,0574.4%$10,0829.3%$3,8124.3%$11,09410.3%+$245
Communications$2,1132.3%$2,5562.3%$1,5691.8%$1,8141.7%+$544
Recreation & Culture$12,80713.9%$11,22810.3%$13,36814.9%$11,14810.3%-$560
Education $3,9554.3%$4,7254.3%$3,7394.2%$4,8174.5%+$216
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,7504.1%$7,3086.7%$3,6864.1%$7,4566.9%+$64
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,59017.0%$17,05715.7%$14,76516.5%$16,23415.0%+$825
Housing$7,3648.0%$11,70610.8%$9,38810.5%$15,02113.9%-$2,024
Utilities$11,72812.8%$12,06311.1%$7,7018.6%$8,6388.0%+$4,027
Total Expenditure$91,899100.0%$108,779100.0%$89,553100.0%$107,935100.0%+$2,345
Net Savings$7,8807.9%$14,85112.0%$8,1388.3%$16,93613.6%-$258
Total Disposable Income$99,778%$123,630%$97,691%$124,872%+$2,087

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

Household expenditure 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, Queensland: 10.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.7% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.6% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 4.9% Health, Queensland: 7.1% Transport, Queensland: 9.3% Communications, Queensland: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.7% Housing, Queensland: 10.8% Utilities, Queensland: 11.1% Food, Southern Downs Regional Council: 14.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.6% Furnishings & equipment , Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.9% Health, Southern Downs Regional Council: 6.9% Transport, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.4% Communications, Southern Downs Regional Council: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Southern Downs Regional Council: 13.9% Education , Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Downs Regional Council: 17.0% Housing, Southern Downs Regional Council: 8.0% Utilities, Southern Downs Regional Council: 12.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$187 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$517 Clothing & Footwear, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$229 Furnishings & equipment , Southern Downs Regional Council: -$829 Health, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$62 Transport, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$245 Communications, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$544 Recreation & Culture, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$560 Education , Southern Downs Regional Council: +$216 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Downs Regional Council: +$64 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Downs Regional Council: +$825 Housing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$2,024 Utilities, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$4,027
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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