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The Hills Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,998 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
The Hills Shire2017/182012/13Change
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$16,5028.7%$10,6348.8%$13,7147.4%$9,7918.6%+$2,788
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,9593.1%$4,3233.6%$8,4474.5%$4,8124.2%-$2,488
Clothing & Footwear$4,0842.1%$4,7053.9%$3,2491.7%$3,6853.2%+$836
Furnishings & equipment $7,4713.9%$5,5334.6%$7,1003.8%$4,5124.0%+$371
Health$11,1275.8%$6,6195.5%$10,4205.6%$6,3025.5%+$706
Transport$16,7028.8%$12,71410.5%$14,7057.9%$13,33811.7%+$1,997
Communications$3,0091.6%$2,6312.2%$2,2371.2%$1,7411.5%+$772
Recreation & Culture$22,01611.6%$12,97610.7%$25,30613.6%$11,91410.5%-$3,289
Education $15,5238.1%$5,4274.5%$21,43111.5%$5,4594.8%-$5,908
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,7035.6%$9,1627.6%$11,1236.0%$8,4187.4%-$421
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,48814.4%$18,10415.0%$25,56713.7%$16,59314.6%+$1,921
Housing$45,91824.1%$24,74020.5%$39,53021.2%$24,11021.2%+$6,388
Utilities$3,9982.1%$3,2432.7%$3,7262.0%$3,2712.9%+$271
Total Expenditure$190,499100.0%$120,810100.0%$186,555100.0%$113,946100.0%+$3,944
Net Savings$14,4947.1%$17,76012.8%$-2,792-1.5%$20,04415.0%+$17,286
Total Disposable Income$204,993%$138,571%$183,763%$133,990%+$21,229

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, The Hills Shire: 8.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, The Hills Shire: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Furnishings & equipment , The Hills Shire: 3.9% Health, The Hills Shire: 5.8% Transport, The Hills Shire: 8.8% Communications, The Hills Shire: 1.6% Recreation & Culture, The Hills Shire: 11.6% Education , The Hills Shire: 8.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , The Hills Shire: 5.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , The Hills Shire: 14.4% Housing, The Hills Shire: 24.1% Utilities, The Hills Shire: 2.1%
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, The Hills Shire: +$2,788 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, The Hills Shire: -$2,488 Clothing & Footwear, The Hills Shire: +$836 Furnishings & equipment , The Hills Shire: +$371 Health, The Hills Shire: +$706 Transport, The Hills Shire: +$1,997 Communications, The Hills Shire: +$772 Recreation & Culture, The Hills Shire: -$3,289 Education , The Hills Shire: -$5,908 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , The Hills Shire: -$421 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , The Hills Shire: +$1,921 Housing, The Hills Shire: +$6,388 Utilities, The Hills Shire: +$271
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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