The Hills Shire

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $4,706 in The Hills Shire, 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.

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Household expenditure
The Hills Shire2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$13,9698.9%$10,9859.2%$12,3367.6%$10,2128.3%+1,632
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,2724.0%$4,8194.1%$6,9414.3%$5,5824.5%-669
Clothing & Footwear$5,5303.5%$4,1963.5%$5,0863.2%$4,0273.3%+444
Furnishings & equipment $6,6404.2%$5,2084.4%$6,0063.7%$4,8954.0%+634
Health$8,7415.6%$6,7335.7%$8,2035.1%$6,6715.4%+538
Transport$15,5359.9%$11,0329.3%$19,43612.0%$13,64911.1%-3,901
Communications$3,1072.0%$2,3802.0%$2,2581.4%$1,8081.5%+849
Recreation & Culture$14,8309.5%$11,85510.0%$15,1029.4%$12,63710.3%-272
Education $8,8815.7%$5,9555.0%$9,0395.6%$5,9824.9%-157
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,5056.7%$7,8256.6%$12,4897.7%$9,5687.8%-1,984
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,03914.7%$17,84315.0%$22,83714.1%$18,33214.9%+202
Housing$35,09122.4%$26,23222.1%$37,19323.0%$25,70620.9%-2,102
Utilities$4,7063.0%$3,7493.2%$4,4892.8%$3,9073.2%+217
Total Expenditure$156,847100.0%$118,810100.0%$161,415100.0%$122,975100.0%-4,568
Net Savings$42,18421.2%$25,71817.8%$33,49617.2%$19,38913.6%+8,689
Total Disposable Income$199,0320%$144,5280%$194,9110%$142,3650%+4,121

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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