Upper Lachlan Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,041 in Upper Lachlan Shire, lower 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
Upper Lachlan Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$7,9668.4%$10,8638.9%$9,65710.6%$10,1698.7%-1,692
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9055.2%$4,3223.6%$6,8987.6%$5,0284.3%-1,993
Clothing & Footwear$8,0718.5%$4,6533.8%$4,5285.0%$4,0413.4%+3,543
Furnishings & equipment $5,5405.8%$5,3094.4%$4,3754.8%$4,6213.9%+1,165
Health$6,0906.4%$6,7675.6%$5,5896.1%$6,4655.5%+500
Transport$5,1165.4%$12,55310.3%$4,1084.5%$13,12211.2%+1,008
Communications$2,6512.8%$2,5442.1%$1,7071.9%$1,7731.5%+945
Recreation & Culture$12,81313.5%$12,73210.5%$9,86610.9%$11,99410.2%+2,947
Education $3,7614.0%$5,5504.6%$2,7193.0%$5,6584.8%+1,042
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,5029.0%$9,3097.7%$9,66810.6%$8,8227.5%-1,166
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,81916.7%$18,25515.0%$14,85516.3%$17,44414.9%+964
Housing$10,54911.1%$25,23720.8%$12,44713.7%$24,56620.9%-1,897
Utilities$3,0413.2%$3,4692.9%$4,4824.9%$3,5613.0%-1,441
Total Expenditure$94,825100.0%$121,562100.0%$90,898100.0%$117,265100.0%+3,927
Net Savings$24,66820.6%$16,63712.0%$32,28426.2%$23,36116.6%-7,616
Total Disposable Income$119,4930%$138,1990%$123,1820%$140,6260%-3,690

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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