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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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2014/15 - 2018/19
Food$13,5439.2%$11,05110.2%$12,2229.2%$10,6139.8%+1,321
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,9083.3%$3,9753.7%$5,5864.2%$4,4954.2%-678
Clothing & Footwear$3,2102.2%$3,8843.6%$5,9054.4%$3,4023.2%-2,695
Furnishings & equipment $8,6785.9%$5,3744.9%$7,1245.4%$5,2894.9%+1,554
Health$12,8358.7%$7,7707.1%$9,4377.1%$7,3086.8%+3,398
Transport$5,6573.8%$10,0829.3%$6,0474.6%$10,77310.0%-390
Communications$3,4852.4%$2,5562.3%$2,6212.0%$2,0021.9%+864
Recreation & Culture$23,68716.0%$11,22810.3%$15,13011.4%$11,18710.4%+8,557
Education $6,8174.6%$4,7254.3%$5,7554.3%$4,7934.4%+1,061
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,6855.2%$7,3086.7%$11,0958.3%$7,8287.3%-3,410
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $26,25517.8%$17,05715.7%$24,95018.8%$16,49415.3%+1,305
Housing$6,6584.5%$11,70610.8%$9,8627.4%$11,78210.9%-3,203
Utilities$24,36716.5%$12,06311.1%$17,16912.9%$11,88011.0%+7,198
Total Expenditure$147,786100.0%$108,779100.0%$132,903100.0%$107,847100.0%+14,883
Net Savings-$19,840-15.5%$14,85112.0%$11,8398.2%$18,40114.6%-31,678
Total Disposable Income$127,9460%$123,6300%$144,7420%$126,2490%-16,795

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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

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