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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 Shire2017/182003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2003/04 to 2017/18
Food$16,5028.7%$10,6348.8%$14,4729.9%$9,4809.7%+$2,030
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,9593.1%$4,3233.6%$7,4785.1%$4,9325.0%-$1,520
Clothing & Footwear$4,0842.1%$4,7053.9%$3,4822.4%$2,5952.6%+$602
Furnishings & equipment $7,4713.9%$5,5334.6%$4,9743.4%$3,5053.6%+$2,497
Health$11,1275.8%$6,6195.5%$5,6853.9%$4,6954.8%+$5,442
Transport$16,7028.8%$12,71410.5%$12,8508.8%$10,42410.6%+$3,852
Communications$3,0091.6%$2,6312.2%$1,4591.0%$1,3811.4%+$1,549
Recreation & Culture$22,01611.6%$12,97610.7%$11,8798.1%$9,6139.8%+$10,137
Education $15,5238.1%$5,4274.5%$12,2868.4%$4,4134.5%+$3,238
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,7035.6%$9,1627.6%$12,2898.4%$7,4347.6%-$1,587
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,48814.4%$18,10415.0%$20,18913.8%$14,41914.7%+$7,299
Housing$45,91824.1%$24,74020.5%$34,56123.6%$21,59322.0%+$11,357
Utilities$3,9982.1%$3,2432.7%$4,5973.1%$3,4533.5%-$599
Total Expenditure$190,499100.0%$120,810100.0%$146,201100.0%$97,937100.0%+$44,298
Net Savings$14,4947.1%$17,76012.8%$7,2824.7%$9,5338.9%+$7,212
Total Disposable Income$204,993%$138,571%$153,483%$107,471%+$51,510

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, 2003/04 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2017/18 Food, The Hills Shire: +$2,030 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, The Hills Shire: -$1,520 Clothing & Footwear, The Hills Shire: +$602 Furnishings & equipment , The Hills Shire: +$2,497 Health, The Hills Shire: +$5,442 Transport, The Hills Shire: +$3,852 Communications, The Hills Shire: +$1,549 Recreation & Culture, The Hills Shire: +$10,137 Education , The Hills Shire: +$3,238 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , The Hills Shire: -$1,587 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , The Hills Shire: +$7,299 Housing, The Hills Shire: +$11,357 Utilities, The Hills Shire: -$599
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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