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Dungog Shire

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $3,965 in Dungog Shire, higher 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Dungog Shire2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2016/17 - 2021/22
Food$12,99511.8%$11,99810.0%$12,34010.5%$11,3828.9%+654
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,9595.4%$5,5154.6%$6,8185.8%$6,2834.9%-859
Clothing & Footwear$5,3494.9%$4,9664.1%$4,9214.2%$4,5243.6%+428
Furnishings & equipment $6,5425.9%$6,0475.0%$6,1795.3%$5,6974.5%+363
Health$8,1247.4%$7,5156.2%$7,7686.6%$7,1595.6%+356
Transport$7,9667.2%$9,2257.7%$14,33612.2%$13,83010.9%-6,370
Communications$2,7342.5%$2,4862.1%$2,3002.0%$2,1391.7%+435
Recreation & Culture$14,39213.1%$13,15010.9%$14,02512.0%$13,04010.3%+367
Education $4,5564.1%$4,5343.8%$4,4743.8%$4,4263.5%+82
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,1027.4%$8,1586.8%$11,2079.6%$10,2198.0%-3,105
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,54717.8%$17,11814.2%$19,50016.6%$18,47014.5%+47
Housing$9,8929.0%$26,26921.8%$9,3037.9%$26,18620.6%+589
Utilities$3,9653.6%$3,5552.9%$4,1223.5%$3,8503.0%-157
Total Expenditure$110,124100.0%$120,536100.0%$117,292100.0%$127,207100.0%-7,168
Net Savings$29,00220.8%$32,23421.1%$16,73512.5%$20,59913.9%+12,267
Total Disposable Income$139,1260%$152,7700%$134,0270%$147,8060%+5,099

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year. Learn more

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