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South West RED Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $29,318 in the South West RED Region, higher 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
South West RED Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$19,25010.1%$11,05110.2%$16,4079.4%$10,77310.0%+2,843
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$9,6025.0%$3,9753.7%$10,5556.0%$4,8044.5%-953
Clothing & Footwear$8,6744.5%$3,8843.6%$5,9323.4%$3,4773.2%+2,742
Furnishings & equipment $13,4587.1%$5,3744.9%$11,2306.4%$5,2534.9%+2,228
Health$17,4479.1%$7,7707.1%$15,2338.7%$7,4056.9%+2,214
Transport$5,9403.1%$10,0829.3%$7,5014.3%$11,09410.3%-1,560
Communications$4,7392.5%$2,5562.3%$3,0271.7%$1,8141.7%+1,712
Recreation & Culture$24,53612.9%$11,22810.3%$24,77714.1%$11,14810.3%-241
Education $8,4954.5%$4,7254.3%$10,4856.0%$4,8174.5%-1,990
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $13,5047.1%$7,3086.7%$14,0228.0%$7,4566.9%-519
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $31,16616.3%$17,05715.7%$28,62516.3%$16,23415.0%+2,541
Housing$4,6002.4%$11,70610.8%$7,6204.4%$15,02113.9%-3,020
Utilities$29,31815.4%$12,06311.1%$19,71711.3%$8,6388.0%+9,601
Total Expenditure$190,729100.0%$108,779100.0%$175,130100.0%$107,935100.0%+15,599
Net Savings-$40,667-27.1%$14,85112.0%-$25,319-16.9%$16,93613.6%-15,347
Total Disposable Income$150,0630%$123,6300%$149,8110%$124,8720%+252

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

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