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Gunnedah Shire

Household expenditure

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In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $4,127 in the Gunnedah Shire, higher compared to New South Wales.

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
Gunnedah Shire2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$11,0168.9%$9,1378.5%$10,1239.0%$8,5988.5%+$893
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,7035.4%$3,8833.6%$6,4575.7%$4,4234.4%+$246
Clothing & Footwear$6,5965.3%$4,0863.8%$4,3503.9%$3,1043.1%+$2,247
Furnishings & equipment $7,2505.9%$4,8404.5%$5,1114.6%$3,8833.8%+$2,139
Health$7,2875.9%$5,9595.6%$6,2445.6%$5,1905.1%+$1,042
Transport$16,33113.2%$11,48510.7%$15,89314.2%$11,71411.6%+$439
Communications$3,4842.8%$2,3002.1%$2,2732.0%$1,5711.5%+$1,210
Recreation & Culture$16,06613.0%$11,55310.8%$14,76113.1%$10,96210.8%+$1,305
Education $4,1673.4%$4,8484.5%$4,3003.8%$4,8174.7%-$133
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $11,2619.1%$8,0287.5%$10,3429.2%$7,7527.6%+$918
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,73517.5%$16,02615.0%$19,82717.7%$14,89814.7%+$1,908
Housing$7,8816.4%$22,08720.6%$8,4137.5%$21,42921.1%-$532
Utilities$4,1273.3%$2,8832.7%$4,2023.7%$3,0703.0%-$75
Total Expenditure$123,905100.0%$107,115100.0%$112,297100.0%$101,411100.0%+$11,608
Net Savings$20,80714.4%$34,30324.3%$23,42317.3%$34,31125.3%-$2,616
Total Disposable Income$144,712%$141,418%$135,720%$135,722%+$8,992

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, New South Wales: 8.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.5% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.8% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.6% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Gunnedah Shire: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: 5.4% Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: 5.3% Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: 5.9% Health, Gunnedah Shire: 5.9% Transport, Gunnedah Shire: 13.2% Communications, Gunnedah Shire: 2.8% Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: 13.0% Education , Gunnedah Shire: 3.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: 9.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: 17.5% Housing, Gunnedah Shire: 6.4% Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$893 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: +$246 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,247 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,139 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,042 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: +$439 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,210 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,305 Education , Gunnedah Shire: -$133 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$918 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,908 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$532 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$75
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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