Waverley Local Government Area (LGA)

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Waverley Council area

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,727 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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Household expenditure
Waverley Council area2018/192016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2018/19
Food$10,0446.0%$10,8638.9%$9,5935.9%$10,3748.6%+451
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,6532.8%$4,3223.6%$4,8303.0%$4,5273.7%-177
Clothing & Footwear$4,9092.9%$4,6533.8%$4,3402.7%$4,5023.7%+570
Furnishings & equipment $6,3073.8%$5,3094.4%$6,7324.1%$5,3414.4%-426
Health$9,6565.8%$6,7675.6%$9,1895.6%$6,6605.5%+467
Transport$25,98415.6%$12,55310.3%$24,60315.1%$12,79610.6%+1,381
Communications$2,6751.6%$2,5442.1%$2,3431.4%$2,4032.0%+332
Recreation & Culture$14,8678.9%$12,73210.5%$15,1999.3%$12,83710.6%-332
Education $7,9054.7%$5,5504.6%$9,7556.0%$5,5554.6%-1,850
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,8347.7%$9,3097.7%$13,8608.5%$9,0977.5%-1,026
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,73813.1%$18,25515.0%$19,84212.2%$18,19915.0%+1,897
Housing$41,26224.8%$25,23720.8%$38,83323.9%$25,04020.7%+2,429
Utilities$3,7272.2%$3,4692.9%$3,6092.2%$3,5983.0%+118
Total Expenditure$166,561100.0%$121,562100.0%$162,728100.0%$120,928100.0%+3,833
Net Savings$38,53718.8%$16,63712.0%$35,09317.7%$20,25414.3%+3,444
Total Disposable Income$205,0980%$138,1990%$197,8200%$141,1830%+7,278

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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