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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
Toowoomba2017/182016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2016/17 to 2017/18
Food$11,95212.6%$10,83510.1%$12,40012.8%$10,76910.1%-$448
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,8614.1%$3,8943.6%$4,1344.3%$3,9123.7%-$273
Clothing & Footwear$2,6412.8%$3,8123.5%$2,6292.7%$3,6903.5%+$12
Furnishings & equipment $5,1995.5%$5,3855.0%$5,3155.5%$5,3005.0%-$116
Health$6,6387.0%$7,5597.0%$6,8017.0%$7,5037.0%-$163
Transport$8,7849.3%$10,2569.5%$8,9419.3%$10,2459.6%-$157
Communications$2,2702.4%$2,6192.4%$2,3032.4%$2,5642.4%-$33
Recreation & Culture$11,15611.8%$11,07210.3%$11,45711.9%$10,95510.2%-$301
Education $4,0384.3%$4,6174.3%$4,1054.2%$4,6094.3%-$67
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,5273.7%$7,2986.8%$3,5113.6%$7,4086.9%+$16
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,90716.8%$16,97115.8%$16,20816.8%$16,78215.7%-$301
Housing$15,24216.1%$19,45318.1%$15,24715.8%$19,36118.1%-$5
Utilities$3,3803.6%$3,7883.5%$3,5543.7%$3,8513.6%-$174
Total Expenditure$94,594100.0%$107,559100.0%$96,604100.0%$106,950100.0%-$2,010
Net Savings$16,31614.7%$10,8239.1%$16,92414.9%$11,3289.6%-$608
Total Disposable Income$110,910%$118,381%$113,527%$118,277%-$2,618

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, 2016/17 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2016/17 to 2017/18 Food, Toowoomba: -$448 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Toowoomba: -$273 Clothing & Footwear, Toowoomba: +$12 Furnishings & equipment , Toowoomba: -$116 Health, Toowoomba: -$163 Transport, Toowoomba: -$157 Communications, Toowoomba: -$33 Recreation & Culture, Toowoomba: -$301 Education , Toowoomba: -$67 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Toowoomba: +$16 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Toowoomba: -$301 Housing, Toowoomba: -$5 Utilities, Toowoomba: -$174
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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