Willoughby City

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $4,911 in Willoughby City, 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
Willoughby City2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$16,4909.1%$11,3639.6%$14,4768.2%$10,8758.7%+2,014
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,6484.2%$5,0694.3%$8,0154.5%$5,8014.6%-367
Clothing & Footwear$7,5824.2%$4,9434.2%$6,1003.4%$4,3373.5%+1,482
Furnishings & equipment $8,3874.6%$5,7384.8%$6,9633.9%$5,1814.2%+1,424
Health$11,3386.3%$7,6116.4%$9,2445.2%$6,7585.4%+2,094
Transport$13,5087.5%$9,3877.9%$19,79611.2%$13,74211.0%-6,288
Communications$3,6252.0%$2,3912.0%$2,7271.5%$1,9661.6%+897
Recreation & Culture$18,22110.1%$12,61710.6%$16,9169.6%$12,86710.3%+1,305
Education $10,2445.7%$6,2195.2%$9,1365.2%$6,1574.9%+1,108
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,3026.3%$7,2356.1%$14,1788.0%$9,7517.8%-2,876
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,34313.5%$16,39213.8%$24,33813.8%$17,74614.2%+5
Housing$42,95023.8%$26,18022.0%$40,22522.7%$25,74820.6%+2,726
Utilities$4,9112.7%$3,7123.1%$4,7582.7%$3,8533.1%+153
Total Expenditure$180,550100.0%$118,857100.0%$176,872100.0%$124,782100.0%+3,677
Net Savings$62,04325.6%$31,43220.9%$40,57318.7%$18,90813.2%+21,470
Total Disposable Income$242,5930%$150,2900%$217,4450%$143,6900%+25,148

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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