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Waverley Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,160 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Waverley Council area2017/182016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2016/17 to 2017/18
Food$9,7455.1%$10,6348.8%$9,5524.9%$10,2108.5%+$193
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,9303.1%$4,3233.6%$5,8773.0%$4,3403.6%+$54
Clothing & Footwear$4,5352.4%$4,7053.9%$4,6172.4%$4,5783.8%-$83
Furnishings & equipment $9,0814.7%$5,5334.6%$9,4384.8%$5,4184.5%-$357
Health$12,8376.7%$6,6195.5%$13,3536.8%$6,6555.6%-$516
Transport$34,26917.9%$12,71410.5%$35,77118.3%$12,81410.7%-$1,503
Communications$3,8022.0%$2,6312.2%$3,8202.0%$2,5692.1%-$18
Recreation & Culture$22,52411.8%$12,97610.7%$23,83912.2%$12,92310.8%-$1,315
Education $12,6796.6%$5,4274.5%$13,4036.9%$5,4124.5%-$724
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,3534.9%$9,1627.6%$9,7185.0%$8,9727.5%-$365
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,36912.2%$18,10415.0%$23,73012.2%$17,90215.0%-$361
Housing$39,11220.4%$24,74020.5%$37,77919.4%$24,66120.6%+$1,332
Utilities$4,1602.2%$3,2432.7%$4,2372.2%$3,2182.7%-$77
Total Expenditure$191,394100.0%$120,810100.0%$195,135100.0%$119,673100.0%-$3,741
Net Savings$33,03214.7%$17,76012.8%$30,02413.3%$21,01014.9%+$3,008
Total Disposable Income$224,426%$138,571%$225,160%$140,683%-$733

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Waverley Council area: 5.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Waverley Council area: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Waverley Council area: 2.4% Furnishings & equipment , Waverley Council area: 4.7% Health, Waverley Council area: 6.7% Transport, Waverley Council area: 17.9% Communications, Waverley Council area: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, Waverley Council area: 11.8% Education , Waverley Council area: 6.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Waverley Council area: 4.9% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Waverley Council area: 12.2% Housing, Waverley Council area: 20.4% Utilities, Waverley Council area: 2.2%
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, Waverley Council area: +$193 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Waverley Council area: +$54 Clothing & Footwear, Waverley Council area: -$83 Furnishings & equipment , Waverley Council area: -$357 Health, Waverley Council area: -$516 Transport, Waverley Council area: -$1,503 Communications, Waverley Council area: -$18 Recreation & Culture, Waverley Council area: -$1,315 Education , Waverley Council area: -$724 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Waverley Council area: -$365 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Waverley Council area: -$361 Housing, Waverley Council area: +$1,332 Utilities, Waverley Council area: -$77
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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