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Southern Downs Regional Council

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,508 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 Council2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$14,40514.6%$10,83510.1%$13,27714.4%$10,86710.2%+$1,129
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,3564.4%$3,8943.6%$3,9674.3%$4,6354.4%+$389
Clothing & Footwear$1,1591.2%$3,8123.5%$1,1551.3%$3,5283.3%+$4
Furnishings & equipment $6,0436.1%$5,3855.0%$5,9176.4%$5,0974.8%+$126
Health$6,8967.0%$7,5597.0%$6,9567.6%$7,3246.9%-$59
Transport$8,6548.8%$10,2569.5%$9,1009.9%$11,55010.9%-$446
Communications$2,3142.3%$2,6192.4%$1,5731.7%$1,7901.7%+$741
Recreation & Culture$13,97714.2%$11,07210.3%$13,05014.2%$10,82010.2%+$927
Education $4,1314.2%$4,6174.3%$3,5473.9%$4,6534.4%+$584
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,5924.7%$7,2986.8%$3,8174.1%$7,1146.7%+$776
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,79216.0%$16,97115.8%$14,20115.4%$15,63914.7%+$1,592
Housing$12,66112.9%$19,45318.1%$11,98313.0%$19,22618.1%+$678
Utilities$3,5083.6%$3,7883.5%$3,5193.8%$3,9403.7%-$11
Total Expenditure$98,489100.0%$107,559100.0%$92,062100.0%$106,183100.0%+$6,427
Net Savings$5,9415.7%$10,8239.1%$5,1045.3%$16,19313.2%+$837
Total Disposable Income$104,430%$118,381%$97,166%$122,377%+$7,264

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, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, Southern Downs Regional Council: 14.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.4% Clothing & Footwear, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.2% Furnishings & equipment , Southern Downs Regional Council: 6.1% Health, Southern Downs Regional Council: 7.0% Transport, Southern Downs Regional Council: 8.8% Communications, Southern Downs Regional Council: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Southern Downs Regional Council: 14.2% Education , Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Downs Regional Council: 16.0% Housing, Southern Downs Regional Council: 12.9% Utilities, Southern Downs Regional Council: 3.6%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$1,129 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$389 Clothing & Footwear, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$4 Furnishings & equipment , Southern Downs Regional Council: +$126 Health, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$59 Transport, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$446 Communications, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$741 Recreation & Culture, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$927 Education , Southern Downs Regional Council: +$584 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Southern Downs Regional Council: +$776 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Southern Downs Regional Council: +$1,592 Housing, Southern Downs Regional Council: +$678 Utilities, Southern Downs Regional Council: -$11
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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