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Gunnedah Shire

Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $11,862 in the Gunnedah Shire, lower compared to New South Wales.

Household Expenditure is modelled based on a set of expenditure items collected every 5 years in the ABS Household Expenditure Survey. Household Expenditure is a useful measure of the economic resources available to households in the area and where their income is spent. Areas with good public transport infrastructure and access to jobs may spend less on transport and more on discretionary spending such as entertainment. More disadvantaged areas may spend a higher proportion of their income on food and transport. An examination of the distribution of household spending per household may provide insights into the socio-economic status of the area.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Gunnedah Shire2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$8,4619.7%$9,5718.9%$8,5089.7%$9,2829.2%-$47
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,7355.4%$3,6413.4%$4,5185.2%$3,8273.8%+$217
Clothing & Footwear$2,7163.1%$3,6443.4%$2,8033.2%$3,4413.4%-$87
Housing & utilities $11,86213.6%$25,87824.1%$12,01013.7%$23,44523.3%-$147
Furnishings & equipment $4,0964.7%$4,3894.1%$4,0944.7%$4,0894.1%+$2
Health$4,7585.5%$5,9605.6%$4,8385.5%$4,9875.0%-$81
Transport$11,46613.2%$11,48510.7%$11,87513.6%$11,54311.5%-$409
Communications$2,2332.6%$2,1732.0%$2,4282.8%$2,3432.3%-$195
Recreation & Culture$11,19112.9%$11,52910.7%$11,86513.6%$11,00310.9%-$674
Education $3,4974.0%$4,8964.6%$2,9763.4%$4,0044.0%+$521
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,2888.4%$8,1397.6%$7,0748.1%$7,7597.7%+$213
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,73616.9%$16,06415.0%$14,54916.6%$14,80814.7%+$186
Total Expenditure$87,037100.0%$107,369100.0%$87,539100.0%$100,531100.0%-$502
Net Savings$43,01633.1%$31,56022.7%$41,88732.4%$29,13122.5%+$1,129
Total Disposable Income$130,053%$138,929%$129,427%$129,662%+$626

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Household expenditure 2015/16
Household expenditure 2015/16 Food, New South Wales: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.4% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.4% Housing & utilities , New South Wales: 24.1% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.1% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Food, Gunnedah Shire: 9.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: 5.4% Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: 3.1% Housing & utilities , Gunnedah Shire: 13.6% Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: 4.7% Health, Gunnedah Shire: 5.5% Transport, Gunnedah Shire: 13.2% Communications, Gunnedah Shire: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: 12.9% Education , Gunnedah Shire: 4.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: 8.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: 16.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Food, Gunnedah Shire: -$47 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: +$217 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: -$87 Housing & utilities , Gunnedah Shire: -$147 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$2 Health, Gunnedah Shire: -$81 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$409 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: -$195 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: -$674 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$521 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$213 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$186
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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