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WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Highlights from Household Expenditure Survey 2003-04
 

By state:

  • Between 1998-99 and 2003-04, total expenditure on goods and services in Western Australia increased by 28%, a figure that was higher than for Australia as a whole (26%).
  • Western Australia did not record either the highest or lowest expenditure in any broad expenditure category.
  • At the detailed expenditure items level, Western Australia had the highest expenditure on men's clothing ($6 a week) and the lowest expenditures on electricity ($15 a week) and on higher education fees ($4 a week).
  • Significant increases in expenditure over the five years from 1998-99 were on pay TV (up 545%), internet charges (up 350%), mobile telephone charges (up 259%), primary and secondary education fees (up 84%), health practitioners' fees (up 84%) and the interest component of mortgage repayments (up 72%).
By capital city:
  • Perth had the lowest expenditure on clothing and footwear ($32 a week), although the highest on men's clothing ($7 a week).
  • At the detailed expenditure items level, Perth had the lowest expenditures on women's clothing ($9 a week) and on higher education fees ($4 a week).
  • Perth had the highest expenditure in the area of household furnishings and equipment ($65 a week). Within this category, Perth also had the highest expenditure on household appliances ($16 a week).
  • Significant increases in expenditure over the five years from 1998-99 were on pay TV (up 417%), mobile telephone charges (up 242%), internet charges (up 217%), health practitioners' fees (up 120%) and the interest component of mortgage repayments (up 79%).
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Average weekly expenditure ($)
938
888
820
814
871
753
1,038
1,052
883
Mean gross household income per week ($)
1,212
1,134
1,036
1,033
1,098
897
1,401
1,399
1,128

Extract from Tables 25 and 26 of Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Summary of Results, 2003-04 (cat. no. 6530.0).

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