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Gunnedah Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,612 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 Shire2017/182007/08Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2007/08 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$10,6449.2%$9,8389.2%+$335
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$6,3495.5%$4,9724.6%-$859
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$5,1474.5%$3,2563.0%+$406
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$4,9544.3%$3,9203.6%+$1,645
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$5,5944.8%$5,0064.7%+$1,036
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$17,89715.5%$12,24311.4%-$2,919
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$2,1691.9%$1,5951.5%+$986
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$13,10411.4%$10,5899.8%+$1,898
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$3,7243.2%$4,6244.3%+$372
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$10,3699.0%$7,8817.3%+$2,190
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$20,74118.0%$17,26016.1%-$991
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$10,3629.0%$22,89421.3%-$1,040
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$4,3723.8%$3,4313.2%-$760
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$115,428100.0%$107,511100.0%+$2,299
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$3,8053.2%$13,19410.9%+$2,720
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$119,232%$120,705%+$5,019

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Gunnedah Shire: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: 4.7% Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: 4.7% Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: 5.6% Health, Gunnedah Shire: 5.6% Transport, Gunnedah Shire: 12.7% Communications, Gunnedah Shire: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: 12.7% Education , Gunnedah Shire: 3.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: 10.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: 16.8% Housing, Gunnedah Shire: 7.9% Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: 3.1%
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, 2007/08 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2007/08 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$335 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$859 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$406 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,645 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,036 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$2,919 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$986 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,898 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$372 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,190 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: -$991 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,040 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$760
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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