The Hills Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,171 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.

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Household expenditure
The Hills Shire2018/192016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2018/19
Food$14,1197.9%$10,8638.9%$12,7627.3%$10,3748.6%+1,357
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,6683.2%$4,3223.6%$5,3013.0%$4,5273.7%+367
Clothing & Footwear$3,5622.0%$4,6533.8%$3,1301.8%$4,5023.7%+432
Furnishings & equipment $5,8033.2%$5,3094.4%$6,1053.5%$5,3414.4%-302
Health$9,5675.3%$6,7675.6%$8,1744.7%$6,6605.5%+1,393
Transport$20,78611.6%$12,55310.3%$20,17211.6%$12,79610.6%+614
Communications$2,7991.6%$2,5442.1%$2,4211.4%$2,4032.0%+378
Recreation & Culture$19,93511.1%$12,73210.5%$18,23310.5%$12,83710.6%+1,703
Education $12,5327.0%$5,5504.6%$14,7638.5%$5,5554.6%-2,230
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,3415.8%$9,3097.7%$9,5895.5%$9,0977.5%+752
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,47814.8%$18,25515.0%$23,40013.4%$18,19915.0%+3,079
Housing$43,33624.2%$25,23720.8%$46,23426.5%$25,04020.7%-2,898
Utilities$4,1712.3%$3,4692.9%$3,9502.3%$3,5983.0%+221
Total Expenditure$179,098100.0%$121,562100.0%$174,234100.0%$120,928100.0%+4,864
Net Savings$11,6976.1%$16,63712.0%$21,47911.0%$20,25414.3%-9,782
Total Disposable Income$190,7950%$138,1990%$195,7130%$141,1830%-4,918

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

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