Woollahra Municipal Council area

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $9,561 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.

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Household expenditure
Woollahra Municipal Council area2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2021/22
Food$31,25710.4%$11,99810.0%$20,5328.7%$11,3828.9%+10,726
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$14,3334.8%$5,5154.6%$11,3084.8%$6,2834.9%+3,025
Clothing & Footwear$12,8994.3%$4,9664.1%$8,1263.5%$4,5243.6%+4,773
Furnishings & equipment $15,7525.2%$6,0475.0%$10,2614.4%$5,6974.5%+5,491
Health$19,5616.5%$7,5156.2%$12,8895.5%$7,1595.6%+6,672
Transport$21,6497.2%$9,2257.7%$26,49211.3%$13,83010.9%-4,844
Communications$6,5932.2%$2,4862.1%$3,9001.7%$2,1391.7%+2,693
Recreation & Culture$34,72411.6%$13,15010.9%$23,72910.1%$13,04010.3%+10,994
Education $10,4063.5%$4,5343.8%$7,2833.1%$4,4263.5%+3,123
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $21,2107.1%$8,1586.8%$19,7448.4%$10,2198.0%+1,465
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $47,16815.7%$17,11814.2%$34,45014.7%$18,47014.5%+12,719
Housing$54,96018.3%$26,26921.8%$48,91820.8%$26,18620.6%+6,041
Utilities$9,5613.2%$3,5552.9%$7,0543.0%$3,8503.0%+2,507
Total Expenditure$300,073100.0%$120,536100.0%$234,686100.0%$127,207100.0%+65,387
Net Savings$90,25623.1%$32,23421.1%$48,02417.0%$20,59913.9%+42,232
Total Disposable Income$390,3290%$152,7700%$282,7100%$147,8060%+107,618

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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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