Sutherland Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,325 in Sutherland Shire, lower compared to New South Wales.

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.

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Household expenditure
Sutherland Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$13,7199.1%$10,8638.9%$14,6559.0%$10,1698.7%-935
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7433.1%$4,3223.6%$6,3213.9%$5,0284.3%-1,579
Clothing & Footwear$3,5352.3%$4,6533.8%$3,7952.3%$4,0413.4%-260
Furnishings & equipment $6,6944.4%$5,3094.4%$7,0494.3%$4,6213.9%-355
Health$9,5306.3%$6,7675.6%$9,8846.1%$6,4655.5%-354
Transport$11,0887.4%$12,55310.3%$10,7086.6%$13,12211.2%+379
Communications$2,6921.8%$2,5442.1%$1,5671.0%$1,7731.5%+1,125
Recreation & Culture$18,96112.6%$12,73210.5%$17,55710.8%$11,99410.2%+1,404
Education $9,1316.1%$5,5504.6%$14,2078.8%$5,6584.8%-5,075
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,8405.9%$9,3097.7%$14,4708.9%$8,8227.5%-5,630
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,10715.3%$18,25515.0%$22,25213.7%$17,44414.9%+855
Housing$35,25123.4%$25,23720.8%$36,03322.2%$24,56620.9%-781
Utilities$3,3252.2%$3,4692.9%$3,7052.3%$3,5613.0%-379
Total Expenditure$150,617100.0%$121,562100.0%$162,201100.0%$117,265100.0%-11,585
Net Savings$13,7888.4%$16,63712.0%$9,1775.4%$23,36116.6%+4,611
Total Disposable Income$164,4050%$138,1990%$171,3780%$140,6260%-6,973

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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