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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 Shire2017/182007/08Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2007/08 to 2017/18
Food$16,5028.7%$10,6348.8%$17,60511.8%$9,8389.2%-$1,103
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,9593.1%$4,3233.6%$5,3303.6%$4,9724.6%+$629
Clothing & Footwear$4,0842.1%$4,7053.9%$2,2131.5%$3,2563.0%+$1,871
Furnishings & equipment $7,4713.9%$5,5334.6%$5,9084.0%$3,9203.6%+$1,563
Health$11,1275.8%$6,6195.5%$5,8864.0%$5,0064.7%+$5,241
Transport$16,7028.8%$12,71410.5%$10,3927.0%$12,24311.4%+$6,310
Communications$3,0091.6%$2,6312.2%$1,2540.8%$1,5951.5%+$1,754
Recreation & Culture$22,01611.6%$12,97610.7%$14,2219.6%$10,5899.8%+$7,795
Education $15,5238.1%$5,4274.5%$14,5399.8%$4,6244.3%+$984
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,7035.6%$9,1627.6%$8,0795.4%$7,8817.3%+$2,623
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,48814.4%$18,10415.0%$22,38515.1%$17,26016.1%+$5,103
Housing$45,91824.1%$24,74020.5%$37,29425.1%$22,89421.3%+$8,624
Utilities$3,9982.1%$3,2432.7%$3,5282.4%$3,4313.2%+$470
Total Expenditure$190,499100.0%$120,810100.0%$148,635100.0%$107,511100.0%+$41,865
Net Savings$14,4947.1%$17,76012.8%$12,0867.5%$13,19410.9%+$2,408
Total Disposable Income$204,993%$138,571%$160,720%$120,705%+$44,272

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, 2007/08 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2007/08 to 2017/18 Food, The Hills Shire: -$1,103 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, The Hills Shire: +$629 Clothing & Footwear, The Hills Shire: +$1,871 Furnishings & equipment , The Hills Shire: +$1,563 Health, The Hills Shire: +$5,241 Transport, The Hills Shire: +$6,310 Communications, The Hills Shire: +$1,754 Recreation & Culture, The Hills Shire: +$7,795 Education , The Hills Shire: +$984 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , The Hills Shire: +$2,623 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , The Hills Shire: +$5,103 Housing, The Hills Shire: +$8,624 Utilities, The Hills Shire: +$470
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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