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Woollahra Municipal Council area

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $5,340 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 area2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$11,6125.7%$9,1378.5%$10,9785.7%$8,5988.5%+$634
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,3273.1%$3,8833.6%$7,3393.8%$4,4234.4%-$1,012
Clothing & Footwear$7,3073.6%$4,0863.8%$5,1482.7%$3,1043.1%+$2,159
Furnishings & equipment $10,3045.0%$4,8404.5%$9,0544.7%$3,8833.8%+$1,250
Health$15,1777.4%$5,9595.6%$13,6827.2%$5,1905.1%+$1,495
Transport$28,29213.9%$11,48510.7%$27,73614.5%$11,71411.6%+$556
Communications$3,3101.6%$2,3002.1%$1,9901.0%$1,5711.5%+$1,320
Recreation & Culture$23,24211.4%$11,55310.8%$23,22212.1%$10,96210.8%+$20
Education $11,5615.7%$4,8484.5%$16,0138.4%$4,8174.7%-$4,452
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $18,7589.2%$8,0287.5%$16,3988.6%$7,7527.6%+$2,360
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $25,76312.6%$16,02615.0%$20,18610.6%$14,89814.7%+$5,577
Housing$37,05718.2%$22,08720.6%$34,98518.3%$21,42921.1%+$2,072
Utilities$5,3402.6%$2,8832.7%$4,4452.3%$3,0703.0%+$895
Total Expenditure$204,052100.0%$107,115100.0%$191,177100.0%$101,411100.0%+$12,875
Net Savings$61,49523.2%$34,30324.3%$61,04524.2%$34,31125.3%+$450
Total Disposable Income$265,547%$141,418%$252,222%$135,722%+$13,325

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, New South Wales: 8.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.5% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.8% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.6% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 3.6% Furnishings & equipment , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.0% Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 7.4% Transport, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 13.9% Communications, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 1.6% Recreation & Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 11.4% Education , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 5.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 9.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Woollahra Municipal Council area: 12.6% Housing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 18.2% Utilities, Woollahra Municipal Council area: 2.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$634 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Woollahra Municipal Council area: -$1,012 Clothing & Footwear, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$2,159 Furnishings & equipment , Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$1,250 Health, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$1,495 Transport, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$556 Communications, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$1,320 Recreation & Culture, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$20 Education , Woollahra Municipal Council area: -$4,452 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$2,360 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$5,577 Housing, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$2,072 Utilities, Woollahra Municipal Council area: +$895
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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