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States/Territories - average weekly household expenditure 2003-04 - selected categories


Figures expressed as dollars and cents


NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT(b)
Aust.
Current housing costs
Rent
58.00
37.50
49.38
31.91
38.95
28.16
60.43
64.36
46.60
Interest component of mortgage repayments
46.04
35.36
31.63
32.79
39.42
22.19
61.84
40.31
38.24
Domestic fuel and power
Electricity
16.54
16.60
16.08
20.97
15.38
24.02
26.64
19.99
17.03
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
Bread
6.23
6.23
5.22
5.56
5.58
6.53
5.46
6.20
5.91
Fresh milk
5.06
5.36
5.65
5.78
5.52
5.71
6.52
4.96
5.38
Sugar
0.33
0.33
0.33
0.33
0.29
0.49
0.25
0.32
0.33
Tea
0.72
0.70
0.67
0.63
0.70
0.80
0.50
0.88
0.70
Coffee
1.21
1.45
1.24
1.15
1.06
1.50
1.32
1.58
1.27
Vegetables
11.13
10.77
9.86
9.32
10.86
10.33
11.33
11.82
10.61
Meat
20.52
20.22
18.86
18.27
21.81
18.75
23.50
18.96
20.01
Fish/seafood
4.64
3.92
3.21
2.82
3.42
3.10
3.41
4.17
3.85
Takeaway meals/fast food
24.82
22.61
21.77
19.90
20.90
18.23
27.91
28.13
22.79
Alcoholic beverages
Beer
9.18
8.76
7.95
8.15
13.08
12.45
15.56
7.98
9.25
Wine
6.77
6.81
4.65
6.26
6.79
5.97
7.22
8.04
6.33
Tobacco products
Cigarettes
11.04
10.77
10.27
10.35
10.27
13.40
13.02
9.14
10.73
Clothing and footwear
Men's clothing
5.04
5.56
4.94
4.91
5.98
5.22
2.66
4.98
5.22
Women's clothing
10.19
12.07
9.69
10.52
9.05
8.55
9.05
11.82
10.45
Household furnishings/equipment
Household appliances
11.08
10.57
13.03
10.84
15.42
8.82
16.59
14.37
11.79
Household services/operation
Telephone, fixed line
16.99
16.35
16.51
14.29
16.28
14.72
17.34
18.48
16.42
Telephone, mobile
12.70
12.91
11.41
10.64
13.61
8.53
14.04
14.82
12.36
Child care
5.48
4.50
5.20
2.82
3.97
2.12
6.24
8.07
4.78
Medical care/health expenses
Health/accident insurance
18.09
16.97
16.48
19.17
18.61
17.93
16.51
20.25
17.66
Health practitioners' fees
16.15
14.59
11.99
9.94
16.02
6.79
14.33
26.85
14.35
Transport
Motor vehicle purchase
48.77
47.02
52.09
47.19
55.60
43.02
50.40
52.47
49.47
Petrol
30.08
30.78
26.50
28.94
30.57
34.36
28.61
36.86
29.72
Public transport
5.78
4.27
2.60
2.16
2.17
0.98
1.08
2.29
3.91
Recreation
Internet
0.92
1.09
0.85
0.82
0.81
0.84
1.33
1.42
0.94
Pay TV
3.15
2.59
2.54
2.51
2.00
1.80
4.78
2.25
2.69
Newspapers
2.31
2.78
2.10
3.08
2.88
3.75
2.70
3.01
2.56
Personal care
Toiletries/cosmetics
10.48
10.46
10.31
10.34
10.26
7.52
9.93
11.53
10.35
Miscellaneous goods and services
Primary/secondary education fees
8.52
12.34
6.02
10.99
10.33
6.41
6.19
13.35
9.36
Higher education fees
7.77
10.00
4.67
4.60
3.51
3.91
7.59
9.95
6.96
Total goods and services
937.90
887.93
819.95
813.74
870.63
753.32
1037.57
1051.79
883.45

(a) Households in collection districts defined as very remote or Indigenous communities were excluded, accounting for about 23% of the population in the Northern Territory.
(b) As the balance of state is not available for the ACT, estimates for the ACT are the same as those for Canberra.

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