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Household Expenditure Survey
In relation to transport, data are available for household expenditure on:
There are also data on domestic and overseas holidays, including the amount spent on fares and petrol.
Some data are also available at a person level showing expenditure patterns by occupation (ASCO).
For HES publications and unpublished data: rural, urban, capital city, State and Australia.
For HES small area data (AUSPEND): data are available for small areas based on Census Collection Districts. Data for areas containing under 1,000 households are not considered to be reliable.
Frequency of Data Availability
The surveys are conducted every five years. The next survey will be conducted from July 1998 to June 1999. The results will be available in March 2000.
Household expenditure surveys have been conducted in 1974-75, 1975-76, 1984 (a calendar year), 1988-89 and 1993-94.
Note: Data for 1974-75 were collected from households in capital cities only (excluding Darwin). Data for 1975-76 and later surveys were collected from households in capital cities, other urban and rural areas. The first two surveys collected information on fewer commodities and services than those from 1984 and subsequent surveys.
Products and Services Available
User Guide: Household Expenditure Survey, Australia (cat. no. 6527.0).
Household Expenditure Survey, Australia: Detailed Expenditure Items (cat. no. 6535.0).
AUSPEND, Australia (cat. no. 6536.0). AUSPEND data are only available in respect of the 1993-94 survey.
Special data services are available on request, including tables to meet specific requests such as data at personal level and confidentialised unit record files.
Example of Information Available