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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 area2017/182007/08Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2007/08 to 2017/18
Food$16,45014.0%$10,83510.1%$10,63511.3%$9,5519.4%+$5,815
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6233.1%$3,8943.6%$5,3855.7%$5,0344.9%-$1,761
Clothing & Footwear$2,1231.8%$3,8123.5%$2,4582.6%$3,1863.1%-$335
Furnishings & equipment $8,8197.5%$5,3855.0%$4,6875.0%$4,9144.8%+$4,131
Health$9,8108.3%$7,5597.0%$4,4884.8%$5,3945.3%+$5,322
Transport$10,7719.1%$10,2569.5%$11,45212.1%$11,24111.0%-$681
Communications$3,0282.6%$2,6192.4%$1,3511.4%$1,6191.6%+$1,677
Recreation & Culture$14,53212.3%$11,07210.3%$8,3808.9%$10,67010.5%+$6,152
Education $4,8704.1%$4,6174.3%$2,9363.1%$3,8763.8%+$1,935
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8804.1%$7,2986.8%$7,1717.6%$7,5107.4%-$2,292
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,97018.7%$16,97115.8%$15,41916.3%$16,59916.3%+$6,551
Housing$11,6149.9%$19,45318.1%$16,11517.1%$18,12917.8%-$4,501
Utilities$5,2594.5%$3,7883.5%$3,8484.1%$4,3314.2%+$1,411
Total Expenditure$117,749100.0%$107,559100.0%$94,325100.0%$102,053100.0%+$23,424
Net Savings$-4,140-3.6%$10,8239.1%$27,24722.4%$14,25112.3%-$31,387
Total Disposable Income$113,609%$118,381%$121,572%$116,304%-$7,963

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, 2007/08 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2007/08 to 2017/18 Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$5,815 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$1,761 Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$335 Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$4,131 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$5,322 Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$681 Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,677 Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$6,152 Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,935 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$2,292 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$6,551 Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$4,501 Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,411
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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