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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,898 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.

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Household expenditure
Gunnedah Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,8638.9%$12,55410.6%$10,1698.7%+1,424
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,3223.6%$7,8826.7%$5,0284.3%-953
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,6533.8%$5,0854.3%$4,0413.4%+2,482
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,3094.4%$6,3575.4%$4,6213.9%+1,772
Health$8,7436.8%$6,7675.6%$7,8746.7%$6,4655.5%+870
Transport$5,2194.1%$12,55310.3%$5,5194.7%$13,12211.2%-300
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5442.1%$2,5092.1%$1,7731.5%+1,392
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$12,73210.5%$16,55814.0%$11,99410.2%+2,463
Education $4,8483.8%$5,5504.6%$4,5073.8%$5,6584.8%+341
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$9,3097.7%$9,8018.3%$8,8227.5%+824
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$18,25515.0%$22,57419.1%$17,44414.9%+1,550
Housing$10,0107.8%$25,23720.8%$12,40110.5%$24,56620.9%-2,392
Utilities$4,8983.8%$3,4692.9%$4,6043.9%$3,5613.0%+294
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$121,562100.0%$118,226100.0%$117,265100.0%+9,768
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,63712.0%$12,6399.7%$23,36116.6%-6,668
Total Disposable Income$133,9660%$138,1990%$130,8660%$140,6260%+3,100

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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