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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,898 in the Gunnedah Shire, lower compared to Australia.

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 Shire2018/192007/08Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$$ per household% of expenditureAustraliaAustralia$2007/08 - 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,9939.6%$12,82811.3%$9,7959.4%+1,150
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,0263.5%$7,9487.0%$5,5395.3%-1,019
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,1753.6%$5,6505.0%$3,1453.0%+1,918
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,2254.6%$5,6565.0%$4,2904.1%+2,473
Health$8,7436.8%$7,5496.6%$6,5475.8%$5,5435.3%+2,197
Transport$5,2194.1%$11,50910.1%$6,1765.5%$11,75311.2%-957
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5222.2%$2,2292.0%$1,4551.4%+1,673
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$11,59010.1%$15,35113.6%$9,9929.5%+3,671
Education $4,8483.8%$5,3824.7%$4,0793.6%$4,5664.4%+769
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$7,8206.8%$7,7176.8%$7,1786.9%+2,908
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$17,63015.4%$23,03020.3%$16,88616.1%+1,094
Housing$10,0107.8%$20,55218.0%$10,7319.5%$20,38019.5%-721
Utilities$4,8983.8%$5,4934.8%$5,2984.7%$4,1584.0%-400
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$114,466100.0%$113,240100.0%$104,678100.0%+14,754
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,11812.3%$1,8851.6%$14,46212.1%+4,087
Total Disposable Income$133,9660%$130,5840%$115,1250%$119,1390%+18,841

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

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