Willoughby City

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $4,992 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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Household expenditure
Willoughby City2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$15,5248.7%$10,9859.2%$12,2927.6%$10,2128.3%+3,232
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,1654.0%$4,8194.1%$6,9414.3%$5,5824.5%+224
Clothing & Footwear$6,3513.6%$4,1963.5%$5,0963.2%$4,0273.3%+1,255
Furnishings & equipment $7,4604.2%$5,2084.4%$5,9933.7%$4,8954.0%+1,466
Health$9,8975.5%$6,7335.7%$8,1945.1%$6,6715.4%+1,703
Transport$16,5499.3%$11,0329.3%$17,55910.9%$13,64911.1%-1,010
Communications$3,5542.0%$2,3802.0%$2,2601.4%$1,8081.5%+1,295
Recreation & Culture$16,6949.3%$11,85510.0%$15,0869.3%$12,63710.3%+1,608
Education $9,7145.4%$5,9555.0%$8,1765.1%$5,9824.9%+1,538
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,1516.8%$7,8256.6%$12,5027.7%$9,5687.8%-351
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,23214.7%$17,84315.0%$22,73814.1%$18,33214.9%+3,495
Housing$42,46723.8%$26,23222.1%$40,57925.1%$25,70620.9%+1,888
Utilities$4,9922.8%$3,7493.2%$4,3112.7%$3,9073.2%+681
Total Expenditure$178,750100.0%$118,810100.0%$161,727100.0%$122,975100.0%+17,023
Net Savings$52,92022.8%$25,71817.8%$37,71918.9%$19,38913.6%+15,201
Total Disposable Income$231,6700%$144,5280%$199,4460%$142,3650%+32,224

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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