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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,299 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 Suburbs2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$10,9466.3%$10,6348.8%$8,8545.7%$9,7918.6%+$2,091
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,0212.9%$4,3233.6%$4,7273.1%$4,8124.2%+$294
Clothing & Footwear$5,9563.4%$4,7053.9%$4,0612.6%$3,6853.2%+$1,895
Furnishings & equipment $7,6114.4%$5,5334.6%$5,9713.9%$4,5124.0%+$1,640
Health$10,7276.2%$6,6195.5%$9,3606.0%$6,3025.5%+$1,367
Transport$23,33813.4%$12,71410.5%$22,21514.4%$13,33811.7%+$1,123
Communications$3,2081.8%$2,6312.2%$1,8291.2%$1,7411.5%+$1,379
Recreation & Culture$16,9089.7%$12,97610.7%$14,5469.4%$11,91410.5%+$2,362
Education $8,7455.0%$5,4274.5%$9,5946.2%$5,4594.8%-$850
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,9597.5%$9,1627.6%$12,0747.8%$8,4187.4%+$884
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,21713.4%$18,10415.0%$18,86012.2%$16,59314.6%+$4,357
Housing$40,88923.5%$24,74020.5%$39,07925.2%$24,11021.2%+$1,810
Utilities$4,2992.5%$3,2432.7%$3,6242.3%$3,2712.9%+$674
Total Expenditure$173,823100.0%$120,810100.0%$154,794100.0%$113,946100.0%+$19,029
Net Savings$45,50720.7%$17,76012.8%$27,74115.2%$20,04415.0%+$17,767
Total Disposable Income$219,330%$138,571%$182,535%$133,990%+$36,796

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.9% Clothing & Footwear, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.4% Furnishings & equipment , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.4% Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.2% Transport, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 13.4% Communications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.8% Recreation & Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.7% Education , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 13.4% Housing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 23.5% Utilities, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.5%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$2,091 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$294 Clothing & Footwear, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,895 Furnishings & equipment , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,640 Health, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,367 Transport, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,123 Communications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,379 Recreation & Culture, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$2,362 Education , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -$850 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$884 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$4,357 Housing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$1,810 Utilities, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +$674
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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