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Household Expenditure Statistics: Year ended June 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  02 December 2016
Key facts

Between the years ending 30 June 2013 and 30 June 2016:

  • Average weekly household expenditure increased by $190 (17.1 percent) to $1,300.
  • Spending on housing and household utilities (up $61) had the largest dollar change in average weekly household expenditure of all expenditure groups.
  • Housing and household utilities was also the largest component of total average weekly household expenditure (25.6 percent of household spending), followed by food (16.8 percent) and transport (15.0 percent).
  • Average household income from all regular sources increased 11.7 percent, to $95,898.
  • On average, New Zealand households spent 17.3 percent of their income on housing costs.
  • About 31 percent of households spent one-quarter or more of their total income on housing costs.  

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 2537-6519
2 December 2016 

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