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Australian Spending Habits

What do you really spend your money on?

As an Australian, have you known about how high is the Android phone consumption ratio in Australia? Many Australian consumers may don't concern about this, but a man who does mobile phone business and even though phone accessories business will care about this. Investigate consumers' spending habits can help you know about how people spending and what they focus on. Just take a few minutes to browse the data by following Chinavasion.

What phone do Australian people focus on most? Just check out the items listed on the page:




Now, let's dive into Australian spending habits in their daily life.
Check out the contents below to see how Australians spent their money in 2016.

What do Australians really spend their money on? (accessible text version)

General living expenses

In 2016, Australian households spent $666 billion on general living costs, including:
  • $12.6 billion a year on meat versus $2.6 billion a year on seafood
  • $14.9 billion a year on alcohol versus $1.6 billion a year on tea and coffee
  • $65.8 billion a year on cars versus $2.7 billion a year on public transport
  • $20.5 billion a year on brains versus $7.1 billion a year on beauty
  • $80.3 billion a year on recreation versus $38.5 billion a year on medical
  • $20.4 billion a year on fashion versus $2.7 billion a year on gadgets
  • $13.4 billion a year on personal care versus $0.45 billion a year on pet pampering.

The average household is estimated to have spent $74,301 on general household living costs in 2016.

Weekly spending - state versus state:

  • NT - $1,700 average weekly total
  • ACT - $1,670 average weekly total
  • NSW - $1,525 average weekly total
  • VIC - $1,430 average weekly total
  • WA - $1,429 average weekly total
  • QLD - $1,359 average weekly total
  • SA - $1,192 average weekly total
  • TAS - $1,141 average weekly total.

State by state spending on individual items:
  • Chocolate: TAS spends nearly double what the NT spends on chocolate each week ($5.57 vs $2.81)
  • Dental: ACT spend most on dental ($13.73 each week)
  • Greens: The NSW Blues need to eat more greens, spending just $5.21 per week
  • Overseas holidays: ACT spend the most on overseas holidays ($59.49 per week)
  • Crash repairs: Are South Aussies better drivers? They spend the least on crash repairs (61c each week)
  • ACT ($3.11) is mad for movies each week, whereas WA ($1.38) has flicked the flicks.


Weekly spending on perfume in each state and territory:

  • ACT - $1.56
  • VIC - $1.27
  • NSW - $1.01
  • QLD - 92c
  • SA - 82c
  • TAS - 75c
  • NT - 59c
  • WA - 52c

WA and NT spend drastically less per week on perfume.

Average weekly Australian household costs

  • $20 - bakery products
  • $44 - meals in restaurants
  • $8 - shoes
  • $15 - household appliances
  • $17 - mobile phone
  • $18 - child care
  • $8 - audio visual equipment
  • $6 - books and newspapers
  • $77 - holidays
  • $13 - animal expenses
  • $29 - personal care
  • $24 - health practitioners.

You can see people's costs on mobile phones ranked sixth.

Weekly spend by life stage

Lone person aged under 35
Housing: $284
Fuel & power: $24
Food & drink: $122
Clothing & footwear: $18
Medical & health expenses: $23
Alcohol: $22
Transport: $97
Recreation: $83
TOTAL: $849

Couple only(At least one person aged under 35)
Housing: $381
Fuel & power: $35
Food & drink: $239
Clothing & footwear: $54
Medical & health expenses: $69
Alcohol: $39
Transport: $243
Recreation: $176
TOTAL: $1,572

Couple with kids(youngest child under 5)
Housing: $458
Fuel & power: $48
Food & drink: $282
Clothing & footwear: $62
Medical & health expenses: $85
Alcohol: $28
Transport: $247
Recreation: $158
TOTAL: $1,833

Couple with kids(youngest child between 5-14)
Housing: $355
Fuel & power: $54
Food & drink: $336
Clothing & footwear: $64
Medical & health expenses: $104
Alcohol: $35
Transport: $309
Recreation: $263
TOTAL: $2085

Couple with kids(youngest child 15 and above)
Housing: $359
Fuel & power: $53
Food & drink: $332
Clothing & footwear: $61
Medical & health expenses: $110
Alcohol: $47
Transport: $292
Recreation: $243
TOTAL: $1,990

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In the 3 minutes it took you to explore this infographic, Australian households spent $3,799,910.
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