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The Hills Shire

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $1,815 in The Hills Shire, lower 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 Shire2016/172003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2003/04 to 2016/17
Food$6,3986.9%$9,1378.5%$5,0737.4%$8,2269.7%+$1,325
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$1,9952.1%$3,8833.6%$2,0413.0%$4,2785.0%-$45
Clothing & Footwear$2,1602.3%$4,0863.8%$9851.4%$2,2462.6%+$1,174
Furnishings & equipment $2,6552.9%$4,8404.5%$1,5672.3%$3,0373.6%+$1,088
Health$3,7264.0%$5,9595.6%$2,3163.4%$4,0734.8%+$1,410
Transport$7,0137.5%$11,48510.7%$5,3257.8%$9,05010.6%+$1,689
Communications$1,4681.6%$2,3002.1%$7151.0%$1,1991.4%+$753
Recreation & Culture$6,0296.5%$11,55310.8%$3,8545.7%$8,3399.8%+$2,176
Education $3,1313.4%$4,8484.5%$2,4723.6%$3,8314.5%+$659
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,0746.5%$8,0287.5%$3,9885.9%$6,4497.6%+$2,086
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $10,50711.3%$16,02615.0%$6,5569.6%$12,51414.7%+$3,951
Housing$40,11443.1%$22,08720.6%$31,49146.2%$18,74822.1%+$8,623
Utilities$1,8151.9%$2,8832.7%$1,7322.5%$2,9973.5%+$83
Total Expenditure$93,086100.0%$107,115100.0%$68,114100.0%$84,987100.0%+$24,972
Net Savings$95,64850.7%$34,30324.3%$82,45154.8%$22,49220.9%+$13,197
Total Disposable Income$188,734%$141,418%$150,565%$107,478%+$38,169

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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, New South Wales: 8.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.5% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.8% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.6% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, The Hills Shire: 6.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Clothing & Footwear, The Hills Shire: 2.3% Furnishings & equipment , The Hills Shire: 2.9% Health, The Hills Shire: 4.0% Transport, The Hills Shire: 7.5% Communications, The Hills Shire: 1.6% Recreation & Culture, The Hills Shire: 6.5% Education , The Hills Shire: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , The Hills Shire: 6.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , The Hills Shire: 11.3% Housing, The Hills Shire: 43.1% Utilities, The Hills Shire: 1.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2016/17 Food, The Hills Shire: +$1,325 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, The Hills Shire: -$45 Clothing & Footwear, The Hills Shire: +$1,174 Furnishings & equipment , The Hills Shire: +$1,088 Health, The Hills Shire: +$1,410 Transport, The Hills Shire: +$1,689 Communications, The Hills Shire: +$753 Recreation & Culture, The Hills Shire: +$2,176 Education , The Hills Shire: +$659 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , The Hills Shire: +$2,086 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , The Hills Shire: +$3,951 Housing, The Hills Shire: +$8,623 Utilities, The Hills Shire: +$83
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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