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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 area2018/192014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2014/15 to 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$127,946%$123,630%$144,742%$126,249%-$16,795

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, 2014/15 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2014/15 to 2018/19 Food, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,321 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$678 Clothing & Footwear, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$2,695 Furnishings & equipment , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,554 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$3,398 Transport, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$390 Communications, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$864 Recreation & Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$8,557 Education , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,061 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,410 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gladstone Regional Council area: +$1,305 Housing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -$3,203 Utilities, Gladstone Regional Council area: +$7,198
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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