Waverley Local Government Area (LGA)

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Waverley Council area

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $5,271 in Waverley Council area, 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Waverley Council area2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$16,5168.7%$10,9859.2%$12,2897.5%$10,2128.3%+4,228
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,6154.0%$4,8194.1%$6,9664.2%$5,5824.5%+649
Clothing & Footwear$6,7513.5%$4,1963.5%$5,1433.1%$4,0273.3%+1,608
Furnishings & equipment $7,9114.1%$5,2084.4%$5,9693.6%$4,8954.0%+1,942
Health$10,5135.5%$6,7335.7%$8,2265.0%$6,6715.4%+2,287
Transport$17,5719.2%$11,0329.3%$18,73211.4%$13,64911.1%-1,161
Communications$3,7792.0%$2,3802.0%$2,2731.4%$1,8081.5%+1,506
Recreation & Culture$17,7179.3%$11,85510.0%$15,1039.2%$12,63710.3%+2,614
Education $9,5315.0%$5,9555.0%$7,5774.6%$5,9824.9%+1,954
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,8726.7%$7,8256.6%$12,5667.6%$9,5687.8%+306
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,83514.6%$17,84315.0%$22,86713.9%$18,33214.9%+4,968
Housing$46,96824.6%$26,23222.1%$42,96926.1%$25,70620.9%+3,999
Utilities$5,2712.8%$3,7493.2%$4,2582.6%$3,9073.2%+1,013
Total Expenditure$190,853100.0%$118,810100.0%$164,938100.0%$122,975100.0%+25,915
Net Savings$51,82221.4%$25,71817.8%$35,80717.8%$19,38913.6%+16,015
Total Disposable Income$242,6740%$144,5280%$200,7440%$142,3650%+41,930

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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