City of Unley

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $5,325 in the City of Unley, higher compared to South Australia.

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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Unley2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$$ per household% of expenditureSouth AustraliaSouth Australia$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$13,78710.5%$10,57010.5%$13,62010.4%$10,36810.4%+167
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,3364.8%$4,7484.7%$7,8736.0%$5,8885.9%-1,538
Clothing & Footwear$3,8622.9%$2,8692.9%$3,5092.7%$2,6002.6%+353
Furnishings & equipment $6,4484.9%$4,8984.9%$5,4064.1%$4,0794.1%+1,042
Health$9,8577.5%$7,4257.4%$8,9036.8%$6,6906.7%+954
Transport$9,9237.6%$7,7517.7%$12,1749.3%$9,4219.4%-2,250
Communications$2,8822.2%$2,1552.1%$2,3281.8%$1,7371.7%+554
Recreation & Culture$13,17810.0%$10,25510.2%$11,5658.8%$9,1699.2%+1,613
Education $6,8645.2%$4,9735.0%$6,4484.9%$4,7454.8%+416
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,8297.5%$6,9496.9%$10,5578.1%$7,4197.4%-729
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,10714.5%$14,68514.6%$19,95215.3%$15,17515.2%-845
Housing$24,02818.3%$18,87318.8%$23,12317.7%$18,31418.4%+905
Utilities$5,3254.1%$4,1094.1%$5,3134.1%$4,1184.1%+12
Total Expenditure$131,425100.0%$100,260100.0%$130,771100.0%$99,723100.0%+654
Net Savings$32,29319.7%$21,50817.7%$22,92314.9%$15,54513.5%+9,369
Total Disposable Income$163,7180%$121,7680%$153,6940%$115,2690%+10,023

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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