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Gunnedah Shire

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,775 in 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Gunnedah Shire2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$11,02710.3%$10,9859.2%$11,8239.4%$10,2128.3%-796
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,8934.6%$4,8194.1%$6,5265.2%$5,5824.5%-1,633
Clothing & Footwear$4,2664.0%$4,1963.5%$4,7303.8%$4,0273.3%-463
Furnishings & equipment $5,2684.9%$5,2084.4%$5,7214.6%$4,8954.0%-454
Health$6,8116.4%$6,7335.7%$7,7516.2%$6,6715.4%-940
Transport$10,4009.7%$11,0329.3%$12,93510.3%$13,64911.1%-2,535
Communications$2,4162.3%$2,3802.0%$2,1161.7%$1,8081.5%+300
Recreation & Culture$11,64410.9%$11,85510.0%$14,31411.4%$12,63710.3%-2,671
Education $5,5655.2%$5,9555.0%$6,3965.1%$5,9824.9%-831
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,5477.0%$7,8256.6%$10,8108.6%$9,5687.8%-3,263
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,97916.8%$17,84315.0%$21,34517.0%$18,33214.9%-3,367
Housing$15,63414.6%$26,23222.1%$16,21012.9%$25,70620.9%-576
Utilities$3,7753.5%$3,7493.2%$4,5213.6%$3,9073.2%-746
Total Expenditure$107,225100.0%$118,810100.0%$125,200100.0%$122,975100.0%-17,975
Net Savings$22,63717.4%$25,71817.8%$20,17613.9%$19,38913.6%+2,461
Total Disposable Income$129,8620%$144,5280%$145,3760%$142,3650%-15,514

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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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