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Table 15 Potential equity implications of the intervention

From: Obesity-related health impacts of fuel excise taxation- an evidence review and cost-effectiveness study

Parameter All households (mean) Gross household income quintile Source
Lowest Second Third Fourth Highest
Average weekly household expenditure on fuel 2009–10 (AUD) 36.66 16.36 27.6 38.55 47.00 53.87 ABS Household Expenditure Survey [89] and average annual retail petrol price per litre [102]
Average total weekly household expenditure, all goods and services 2009–10 (AUD) 1236.28 559.04 814.94 1169.47 1479.45 2159.74
Proportion of average weekly household expenditure spent on fuel (pre-intervention) 2.97% 2.93% 3.39% 3.30% 3.18% 2.49%
Proportion of average weekly household expenditure spent on fuel (incorporating price rise of AUD0.10 per litre) 3.23% 3.18% 3.68% 3.59% 3.46% 2.71%
Change in proportion of weekly household expenditure on goods and services spent on fuel as a result of the intervention 0.26% 0.26% 0.30% 0.29% 0.28% 0.22%
Parameter Main source of household income Source
Aged pension Income disability and carer payments Unemployment and study payments Family support payments Government pensions and allowances
Average weekly household expenditure on fuel 2009–10 (AUD) 18.24 24.50 28.72 29.50 20.31 ABS Household Expenditure Survey [89] and average annual retail petrol price per litre [102]
Average total weekly household expenditure, all goods and services 2009–10 (AUD) 564.82 726.94 713.14 834.09 612.94
Proportion of average weekly household expenditure spent on fuel (pre-intervention) 3.23% 3.37% 4.03% 3.54% 3.31%
Proportion of average weekly household expenditure spent on fuel (incorporating price rise of AUD0.10 per litre) 3.51% 3.67% 4.38% 3.85% 3.60%