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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Hobart households generally had a higher average weekly household expenditure on goods and services and selected other payments than Tasmanian households as a whole. The main exception identified in the survey was for superannuation and life insurance where Hobart households paid $21.06 a week compared to $33.72 paid by all Tasmanian households.

Hobart households spent more than Australian households for the following goods and services:

  • domestic fuel and power ($23.07 compared to $17.87);
  • alcoholic beverages ($21.13 compared to $20.43);
  • household furnishings and equipment ($43.03 compared to $42.22); and
  • medical care and health expenses ($35.15 compared to $32.47).
AVERAGE WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE - 1998-99

Hobart
Tasmania
Australia

Broad expenditure group
$
$
$

Goods and services
Current housing costs (selected dwelling)
81.10
70.60
97.43
Domestic fuel and power
23.07
21.57
17.87
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
116.43
108.24
126.99
Alcoholic beverages
21.13
15.60
20.43
Tobacco products
10.09
10.33
10.74
Clothing and footwear
31.81
31.74
31.90
Household furnishings and equipment
43.03
38.73
42.22
Household services and operation
33.57
31.55
41.26
Medical care and health expenses
35.15
29.28
32.47
Transport
97.18
94.69
117.82
Recreation
84.15
81.30
88.81
Personal care
12.19
11.03
13.73
Miscellaneous goods and services
57.10
48.33
57.31
Total goods and services expenditure
646.00
592.98
698.97

Selected other payments
Income tax
152.51
137.43
176.82
Mortgage repayments - principal (selected dwelling)
23.33
20.43
27.58
Superannuation and life insurance
21.06
33.72
22.98

Source: Household Expenditure, Australia: Summary of Results (Cat. no. 6530.0).


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