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Gladstone Regional Council area

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $5,259 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Gladstone Regional Council area2017/182015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2015/16 to 2017/18
Food$16,45014.0%$10,83510.1%$14,65811.2%$10,69410.0%+$1,791
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6233.1%$3,8943.6%$4,1783.2%$4,0203.8%-$554
Clothing & Footwear$2,1231.8%$3,8123.5%$4,0623.1%$3,5663.4%-$1,939
Furnishings & equipment $8,8197.5%$5,3855.0%$8,4126.4%$5,2685.0%+$407
Health$9,8108.3%$7,5597.0%$10,2777.8%$7,3226.9%-$467
Transport$10,7719.1%$10,2569.5%$14,48711.1%$10,3919.8%-$3,716
Communications$3,0282.6%$2,6192.4%$3,1632.4%$2,4202.3%-$135
Recreation & Culture$14,53212.3%$11,07210.3%$15,51711.8%$10,97710.3%-$985
Education $4,8704.1%$4,6174.3%$5,3504.1%$4,6304.4%-$480
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8804.1%$7,2986.8%$6,4714.9%$7,4247.0%-$1,592
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,97018.7%$16,97115.8%$24,11418.4%$16,48915.5%-$2,143
Housing$11,6149.9%$19,45318.1%$14,74411.3%$19,32318.2%-$3,130
Utilities$5,2594.5%$3,7883.5%$5,5934.3%$3,9033.7%-$334
Total Expenditure$117,749100.0%$107,559100.0%$131,025100.0%$106,428100.0%-$13,276
Net Savings$-4,140-3.6%$10,8239.1%$-11,968-10.1%$13,47011.2%+$7,828
Total Disposable Income$113,609%$118,381%$119,057%$119,899%-$5,448

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Household expenditure 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: 14.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.8% Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.5% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.3% Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.1% Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: 12.3% Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: 18.7% Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.9% Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2015/16 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2015/16 to 2017/18 Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,791 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$554 Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$1,939 Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$407 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$467 Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,716 Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$135 Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$985 Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$480 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$1,592 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$2,143 Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,130 Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$334
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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