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Woollahra Municipal Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $6,837 in Woollahra Municipal 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
Woollahra Municipal Council area2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$15,3276.2%$10,6348.8%$11,7495.5%$9,7918.6%+$3,577
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,6383.1%$4,3233.6%$7,6473.6%$4,8124.2%-$10
Clothing & Footwear$11,3094.6%$4,7053.9%$6,0202.8%$3,6853.2%+$5,288
Furnishings & equipment $11,5164.7%$5,5334.6%$9,2014.3%$4,5124.0%+$2,315
Health$16,7276.8%$6,6195.5%$15,2647.1%$6,3025.5%+$1,463
Transport$27,91011.3%$12,71410.5%$28,86013.5%$13,33811.7%-$951
Communications$3,6801.5%$2,6312.2%$2,0941.0%$1,7411.5%+$1,587
Recreation & Culture$22,2629.0%$12,97610.7%$21,48910.0%$11,91410.5%+$773
Education $12,2995.0%$5,4274.5%$15,5017.2%$5,4594.8%-$3,203
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $24,71310.0%$9,1627.6%$18,6428.7%$8,4187.4%+$6,071
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $32,62013.2%$18,10415.0%$22,76610.6%$16,59314.6%+$9,855
Housing$53,44821.7%$24,74020.5%$50,37223.5%$24,11021.2%+$3,076
Utilities$6,8372.8%$3,2432.7%$4,7852.2%$3,2712.9%+$2,051
Total Expenditure$246,285100.0%$120,810100.0%$214,392100.0%$113,946100.0%+$31,893
Net Savings$105,63730.0%$17,76012.8%$38,53515.2%$20,04415.0%+$67,102
Total Disposable Income$351,922%$138,571%$252,926%$133,990%+$98,995

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, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 6.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 4.6% Furnishings & equipment , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 4.7% Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 6.8% Transport, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 11.3% Communications, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.5% Recreation & Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 9.0% Education , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 10.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 13.2% Housing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 21.7% Utilities, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 2.8%
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, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$3,577 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -$10 Clothing & Footwear, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$5,288 Furnishings & equipment , Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$2,315 Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$1,463 Transport, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -$951 Communications, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$1,587 Recreation & Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$773 Education , Woollahra Municipal Council area: -$3,203 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$6,071 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$9,855 Housing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$3,076 Utilities, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$2,051
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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