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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 area2017/182011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2011/12 to 2017/18
Food$16,45014.0%$10,83510.1%$11,9669.5%$10,79810.3%+$4,483
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6233.1%$3,8943.6%$6,3855.1%$4,7734.5%-$2,762
Clothing & Footwear$2,1231.8%$3,8123.5%$5,9764.8%$3,5333.4%-$3,853
Furnishings & equipment $8,8197.5%$5,3855.0%$5,5294.4%$4,8474.6%+$3,290
Health$9,8108.3%$7,5597.0%$6,8645.5%$6,7446.4%+$2,946
Transport$10,7719.1%$10,2569.5%$16,15412.9%$11,36710.8%-$5,383
Communications$3,0282.6%$2,6192.4%$2,2341.8%$1,8231.7%+$794
Recreation & Culture$14,53212.3%$11,07210.3%$13,00810.4%$11,00110.5%+$1,524
Education $4,8704.1%$4,6174.3%$5,0254.0%$4,5354.3%-$155
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8804.1%$7,2986.8%$8,4406.7%$7,0926.7%-$3,560
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,97018.7%$16,97115.8%$20,36916.2%$15,62614.8%+$1,601
Housing$11,6149.9%$19,45318.1%$19,22015.3%$19,04718.1%-$7,606
Utilities$5,2594.5%$3,7883.5%$4,4723.6%$4,0813.9%+$787
Total Expenditure$117,749100.0%$107,559100.0%$125,643100.0%$105,266100.0%-$7,895
Net Savings$-4,140-3.6%$10,8239.1%$20,22013.9%$21,00116.6%-$24,359
Total Disposable Income$113,609%$118,381%$145,863%$126,268%-$32,254

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, 2011/12 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2017/18 Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$4,483 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$2,762 Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,853 Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$3,290 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$2,946 Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$5,383 Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$794 Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,524 Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$155 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,560 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,601 Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$7,606 Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$787
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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