The Hills Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,171 in The Hills Shire, higher compared to Greater Sydney.

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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
The Hills Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater SydneyGreater Sydney$$ per household% of expenditureGreater SydneyGreater Sydney$2013/14 - 2018/19
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,6683.2%$3,8323.0%$7,4464.1%$4,3623.5%-1,778
Clothing & Footwear$3,5622.0%$4,1203.2%$3,0141.7%$3,6082.9%+549
Furnishings & equipment $5,8033.2%$4,8033.8%$6,6703.7%$4,3513.5%-866
Recreation & Culture$19,93511.1%$11,4859.0%$19,74110.8%$11,0668.9%+194
Education $12,5327.0%$6,0464.7%$20,34111.2%$6,6735.4%-7,809
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,3415.8%$9,9907.8%$11,2806.2%$9,3997.6%-939
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,47814.8%$18,22914.2%$24,13513.2%$17,34214.0%+2,344
Total Expenditure$179,098100.0%$128,064100.0%$182,195100.0%$124,261100.0%-3,097
Net Savings$11,6976.1%$23,24715.4%$12,7836.6%$28,98018.9%-1,086
Total Disposable Income$190,7950%$151,3100%$194,9770%$153,2410%-4,183

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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