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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,380 in Toowoomba, lower compared to Queensland.

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
Toowoomba2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$11,95212.6%$10,83510.1%$12,24012.9%$10,86710.2%-$289
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,8614.1%$3,8943.6%$4,5854.8%$4,6354.4%-$725
Clothing & Footwear$2,6412.8%$3,8123.5%$2,3102.4%$3,5283.3%+$330
Furnishings & equipment $5,1995.5%$5,3855.0%$5,3685.7%$5,0974.8%-$169
Health$6,6387.0%$7,5597.0%$6,6027.0%$7,3246.9%+$36
Transport$8,7849.3%$10,2569.5%$9,90410.5%$11,55010.9%-$1,120
Communications$2,2702.4%$2,6192.4%$1,5711.7%$1,7901.7%+$699
Recreation & Culture$11,15611.8%$11,07210.3%$11,81612.5%$10,82010.2%-$660
Education $4,0384.3%$4,6174.3%$4,2154.5%$4,6534.4%-$177
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,5273.7%$7,2986.8%$3,5923.8%$7,1146.7%-$66
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,90716.8%$16,97115.8%$14,44915.3%$15,63914.7%+$1,457
Housing$15,24216.1%$19,45318.1%$14,38815.2%$19,22618.1%+$854
Utilities$3,3803.6%$3,7883.5%$3,6113.8%$3,9403.7%-$231
Total Expenditure$94,594100.0%$107,559100.0%$94,654100.0%$106,183100.0%-$60
Net Savings$16,31614.7%$10,8239.1%$20,87418.1%$16,19313.2%-$4,558
Total Disposable Income$110,910%$118,381%$115,528%$122,377%-$4,618

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, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, Toowoomba: 12.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Toowoomba: 4.1% Clothing & Footwear, Toowoomba: 2.8% Furnishings & equipment , Toowoomba: 5.5% Health, Toowoomba: 7.0% Transport, Toowoomba: 9.3% Communications, Toowoomba: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Toowoomba: 11.8% Education , Toowoomba: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Toowoomba: 3.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Toowoomba: 16.8% Housing, Toowoomba: 16.1% Utilities, Toowoomba: 3.6%
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, Toowoomba: -$289 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Toowoomba: -$725 Clothing & Footwear, Toowoomba: +$330 Furnishings & equipment , Toowoomba: -$169 Health, Toowoomba: +$36 Transport, Toowoomba: -$1,120 Communications, Toowoomba: +$699 Recreation & Culture, Toowoomba: -$660 Education , Toowoomba: -$177 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Toowoomba: -$66 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Toowoomba: +$1,457 Housing, Toowoomba: +$854 Utilities, Toowoomba: -$231
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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