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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 area2017/182014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2014/15 to 2017/18
Food$16,45014.0%$10,83510.1%$12,9999.6%$10,4619.8%+$3,451
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6233.1%$3,8943.6%$5,1993.8%$4,2504.0%-$1,575
Clothing & Footwear$2,1231.8%$3,8123.5%$5,4914.1%$3,4373.2%-$3,368
Furnishings & equipment $8,8197.5%$5,3855.0%$7,4955.5%$5,2935.0%+$1,324
Health$9,8108.3%$7,5597.0%$9,6257.1%$7,2456.8%+$185
Transport$10,7719.1%$10,2569.5%$16,51212.2%$10,76810.1%-$5,741
Communications$3,0282.6%$2,6192.4%$2,9632.2%$2,1842.0%+$66
Recreation & Culture$14,53212.3%$11,07210.3%$15,31611.3%$11,17610.5%-$784
Education $4,8704.1%$4,6174.3%$5,5134.1%$4,6604.4%-$643
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8804.1%$7,2986.8%$8,0285.9%$7,7567.3%-$3,148
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,97018.7%$16,97115.8%$24,52618.1%$16,26715.2%-$2,555
Housing$11,6149.9%$19,45318.1%$16,08811.9%$19,33918.1%-$4,474
Utilities$5,2594.5%$3,7883.5%$5,5054.1%$3,9293.7%-$246
Total Expenditure$117,749100.0%$107,559100.0%$135,259100.0%$106,765100.0%-$17,510
Net Savings$-4,140-3.6%$10,8239.1%$2,4521.8%$15,62512.8%-$6,592
Total Disposable Income$113,609%$118,381%$137,711%$122,389%-$24,102

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, 2014/15 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2014/15 to 2017/18 Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$3,451 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$1,575 Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,368 Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,324 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$185 Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$5,741 Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$66 Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$784 Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$643 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,148 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$2,555 Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$4,474 Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$246
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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