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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $5,995 in Tablelands, 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,0834.8%$3,8943.6%$4,9165.2%$4,6354.4%+$2,167
Clothing & Footwear$4,1642.8%$3,8123.5%$2,0632.2%$3,5283.3%+$2,101
Furnishings & equipment $9,3456.4%$5,3855.0%$5,5685.8%$5,0974.8%+$3,778
Recreation & Culture$20,67314.1%$11,07210.3%$11,71312.3%$10,82010.2%+$8,960
Education $4,5463.1%$4,6174.3%$2,8433.0%$4,6534.4%+$1,703
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,4497.1%$7,2986.8%$7,3717.7%$7,1146.7%+$3,077
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,89016.3%$16,97115.8%$13,32514.0%$15,63914.7%+$10,565
Total Expenditure$146,264100.0%$107,559100.0%$95,366100.0%$106,183100.0%+$50,898
Net Savings$-19,731-15.6%$10,8239.1%$5,8915.8%$16,19313.2%-$25,622
Total Disposable Income$126,533%$118,381%$101,257%$122,377%+$25,276

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in 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, Tablelands: 12.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tablelands: 4.8% Clothing & Footwear, Tablelands: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Tablelands: 6.4% Health, Tablelands: 8.0% Transport, Tablelands: 8.9% Communications, Tablelands: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Tablelands: 14.1% Education , Tablelands: 3.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tablelands: 7.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tablelands: 16.3% Housing, Tablelands: 9.2% Utilities, Tablelands: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Tablelands: +$6,403 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tablelands: +$2,167 Clothing & Footwear, Tablelands: +$2,101 Furnishings & equipment , Tablelands: +$3,778 Health, Tablelands: +$5,422 Transport, Tablelands: +$2,244 Communications, Tablelands: +$1,932 Recreation & Culture, Tablelands: +$8,960 Education , Tablelands: +$1,703 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tablelands: +$3,077 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tablelands: +$10,565 Housing, Tablelands: +$118 Utilities, Tablelands: +$2,427
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts

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