Gladstone Regional Council

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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $24,367 in Gladstone Regional Council area, higher compared to Queensland.

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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Household expenditure
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2003/04 - 2018/19
Food$13,5439.2%$11,05110.2%$11,77311.6%$9,08810.1%+1,770
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9083.3%$3,9753.7%$6,0876.0%$5,8046.5%-1,180
Clothing & Footwear$3,2102.2%$3,8843.6%$2,3902.3%$2,8853.2%+820
Furnishings & equipment $8,6785.9%$5,3744.9%$5,5725.5%$3,9744.4%+3,106
Health$12,8358.7%$7,7707.1%$6,6916.6%$4,2054.7%+6,144
Transport$5,6573.8%$10,0829.3%$4,3394.3%$9,20010.3%+1,318
Communications$3,4852.4%$2,5562.3%$1,6181.6%$1,2111.4%+1,867
Recreation & Culture$23,68716.0%$11,22810.3%$13,90813.7%$8,1329.1%+9,780
Education $6,8174.6%$4,7254.3%$3,0823.0%$3,4803.9%+3,734
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,6855.2%$7,3086.7%$7,9057.8%$7,3788.2%-220
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,25517.8%$17,05715.7%$19,86019.5%$13,21114.7%+6,395
Housing$6,6584.5%$11,70610.8%$13,90713.7%$17,08019.0%-7,248
Utilities$24,36716.5%$12,06311.1%$4,7304.6%$4,0384.5%+19,638
Total Expenditure$147,786100.0%$108,779100.0%$101,862100.0%$89,686100.0%+45,924
Net Savings-$19,840-15.5%$14,85112.0%-$971-1.0%$7,0167.3%-18,869
Total Disposable Income$127,9460%$123,6300%$100,8910%$96,7020%+27,055

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 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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