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Gladstone Regional Council area

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192005/06Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2005/06 to 2018/19
Food$13,5439.2%$11,05110.2%$12,47312.6%$9,0039.5%+$1,071
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9083.3%$3,9753.7%$6,4076.4%$5,7866.1%-$1,500
Clothing & Footwear$3,2102.2%$3,8843.6%$3,1653.2%$3,3913.6%+$45
Furnishings & equipment $8,6785.9%$5,3744.9%$5,2715.3%$4,1804.4%+$3,407
Health$12,8358.7%$7,7707.1%$5,7415.8%$4,5424.8%+$7,094
Transport$5,6573.8%$10,0829.3%$4,4674.5%$9,56910.1%+$1,190
Communications$3,4852.4%$2,5562.3%$1,5791.6%$1,3811.5%+$1,906
Recreation & Culture$23,68716.0%$11,22810.3%$11,31011.4%$9,0579.5%+$12,377
Education $6,8174.6%$4,7254.3%$2,9002.9%$3,5963.8%+$3,916
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,6855.2%$7,3086.7%$8,4788.5%$7,6448.1%-$794
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,25517.8%$17,05715.7%$18,71818.8%$14,76315.6%+$7,537
Housing$6,6584.5%$11,70610.8%$14,58214.7%$17,98618.9%-$7,924
Utilities$24,36716.5%$12,06311.1%$4,2574.3%$4,0404.3%+$20,110
Total Expenditure$147,786100.0%$108,779100.0%$99,349100.0%$94,938100.0%+$48,437
Net Savings$-19,840-15.5%$14,85112.0%$15,59213.6%$11,94411.2%-$35,432
Total Disposable Income$127,946%$123,630%$114,941%$106,882%+$13,005

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

Household expenditure 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, Queensland: 10.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.7% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.6% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 4.9% Health, Queensland: 7.1% Transport, Queensland: 9.3% Communications, Queensland: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.7% Housing, Queensland: 10.8% Utilities, Queensland: 11.1% Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.3% Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.2% Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.9% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.7% Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.8% Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: 16.0% Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: 17.8% Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.5% Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: 16.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2005/06 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2005/06 to 2018/19 Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,071 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$1,500 Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$45 Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$3,407 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$7,094 Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,190 Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,906 Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$12,377 Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$3,916 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$794 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$7,537 Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$7,924 Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$20,110
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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