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Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,699 in Tablelands, lower compared to Regional QLD.

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 expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %2011/12 to 2016/17
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3874.4%$3,7644.3%$4,6095.2%$4,2604.8%-$1,222
Clothing & Footwear$1,4921.9%$2,2402.5%$2,2422.5%$2,4822.8%-$749
Furnishings & equipment $4,4735.8%$4,7675.4%$4,8445.5%$4,4765.0%-$371
Recreation & Culture$9,20412.0%$9,70111.0%$11,91813.4%$10,17511.4%-$2,714
Education $2,1962.9%$3,7894.3%$2,7883.1%$3,7384.2%-$593
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,5477.2%$5,5276.3%$7,1138.0%$5,3826.1%-$1,567
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,54515.0%$13,73615.6%$12,49014.1%$13,23314.9%-$944
Total Expenditure$76,867100.0%$88,004100.0%$88,649100.0%$88,927100.0%-$11,782
Net Savings$17,72118.7%$23,34121.0%$16,38615.6%$30,20225.4%+$1,335
Total Disposable Income$94,588%$111,344%$105,034%$119,130%-$10,447

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, Regional QLD: 11.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional QLD: 4.3% Clothing & Footwear, Regional QLD: 2.5% Furnishings & equipment , Regional QLD: 5.4% Health, Regional QLD: 7.0% Transport, Regional QLD: 10.0% Communications, Regional QLD: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Regional QLD: 11.0% Education , Regional QLD: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional QLD: 6.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional QLD: 15.6% Housing, Regional QLD: 16.2% Utilities, Regional QLD: 3.8% Food, Tablelands: 13.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tablelands: 4.4% Clothing & Footwear, Tablelands: 1.9% Furnishings & equipment , Tablelands: 5.8% Health, Tablelands: 6.5% Transport, Tablelands: 10.5% Communications, Tablelands: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, Tablelands: 12.0% Education , Tablelands: 2.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tablelands: 7.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tablelands: 15.0% Housing, Tablelands: 14.6% Utilities, Tablelands: 3.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Tablelands: -$436 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Tablelands: -$1,222 Clothing & Footwear, Tablelands: -$749 Furnishings & equipment , Tablelands: -$371 Health, Tablelands: -$622 Transport, Tablelands: -$1,905 Communications, Tablelands: +$234 Recreation & Culture, Tablelands: -$2,714 Education , Tablelands: -$593 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Tablelands: -$1,567 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Tablelands: -$944 Housing, Tablelands: -$38 Utilities, Tablelands: -$856
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts

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