Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Household Economic Survey: Year ended 30 June 2001

Little Change in Spending

The 2000/01 Household Economic Survey results from Statistics New Zealand showed that since 1997/98 average household spending has risen 2.5 percent to $758 per week.

Housing continued to be the most significant item of household expenditure, accounting for 24 cents in every dollar spent in 2000/01. Health, education, finance and other services accounted for 17 cents in the dollar, 16 cents went on food, and another 16 cents went on transportation. Thirteen cents went on equipping the home, 11 cents was spent on books, tobacco, computers and other personal items, while clothing and footwear took three cents.

Food expenditure rose the most, up 9 percent from $114 per week in 1997/98 to $125 per week in 2000/01. Meals away from home and ready-to-eat foods accounted for 23 percent of all food expenditure.

The last three years have seen considerable growth in the number of households having mobile phones and computers. Fifty-eight percent of households now have at least one mobile phone, up from the 18 percent that owned one in 1997/98. Forty-seven percent of households now have a home computer, up from the 32 percent that had one in 1997/98.

Computer and mobile phone ownership rates increase with income. Seventy-six percent of households with annual income above $74,000 have a home computer, compared with 21 percent of households with income below $20,000. Eighty-five percent of households with income above $74,000 have at least one mobile phone while only 31 percent of households with income below $20,000 have one.

Brian Pink Government Statistician END


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark… More>>

ALSO:

Cut Before Using: Australian Strawberries Withdrawn

Needles were found in a punnet of strawberries sourced from Western Australia, which was bought in a Countdown supermarket in Auckland. The Choice brand of strawberries was sold nationwide last week. More>>

ALSO:

"Broad-Based Growth": GDP Rises 1 Percent In June Quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.0 percent in the June 2018 quarter, up from 0.5 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is the largest quarterly rise in two years. More>>

ALSO:

Judicial Review: China Steel Tarrif Rethink Ordered

On 5 July 2017 the Minister determined not to impose duties on Chinese galvanised steel coil imports. NZ Steel applied for judicial review of the Minister’s decision. More>>