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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,040 in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, higher 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Sydney Eastern Suburbs2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$11,5216.9%$10,8638.9%$10,6486.5%$10,1698.7%+$873
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,2153.1%$4,3223.6%$5,5863.4%$5,0284.3%-$371
Clothing & Footwear$6,2643.7%$4,6533.8%$4,9363.0%$4,0413.4%+$1,327
Furnishings & equipment $6,2933.8%$5,3094.4%$6,4173.9%$4,6213.9%-$124
Health$9,3675.6%$6,7675.6%$9,8656.0%$6,4655.5%-$498
Transport$17,70010.6%$12,55310.3%$18,43711.2%$13,12211.2%-$737
Communications$2,7861.7%$2,5442.1%$1,8141.1%$1,7731.5%+$973
Recreation & Culture$13,8238.3%$12,73210.5%$14,9829.1%$11,99410.2%-$1,159
Education $7,4104.4%$5,5504.6%$10,2326.2%$5,6584.8%-$2,822
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $16,4279.8%$9,3097.7%$17,60110.7%$8,8227.5%-$1,175
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $22,60913.5%$18,25515.0%$20,77012.6%$17,44414.9%+$1,839
Housing$43,81326.2%$25,23720.8%$39,55624.0%$24,56620.9%+$4,257
Utilities$4,0402.4%$3,4692.9%$3,9422.4%$3,5613.0%+$98
Total Expenditure$167,268100.0%$121,562100.0%$164,787100.0%$117,265100.0%+$2,480
Net Savings$32,80116.4%$16,63712.0%$32,23916.4%$23,36116.6%+$563
Total Disposable Income$200,069%$138,199%$197,026%$140,626%+$3,043

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, New South Wales: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.4% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.3% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.5% Education , New South Wales: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.8% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.9% Food, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.8% Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5.6% Transport, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 10.6% Communications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.7% Recreation & Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 8.3% Education , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 13.5% Housing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 26.2% Utilities, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.4%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$873 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$371 Clothing & Footwear, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,327 Furnishings & equipment , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$124 Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$498 Transport, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$737 Communications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$973 Recreation & Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$1,159 Education , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$2,822 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$1,175 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,839 Housing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$4,257 Utilities, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$98
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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