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Gunnedah Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,612 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Gunnedah Shire2017/182000/01Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2000/01 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,8169.5%$9,40710.5%$8,90210.0%+$1,572
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$3,9873.5%$6,8047.6%$5,0745.7%-$1,314
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,1873.7%$3,2153.6%$2,1762.5%+$2,338
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,3164.7%$3,5764.0%$3,3363.8%+$3,024
Health$6,6315.6%$7,3606.5%$3,3503.7%$4,2484.8%+$3,280
Transport$14,97812.7%$11,68910.3%$12,39713.8%$9,40610.6%+$2,581
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6002.3%$1,4711.6%$1,1811.3%+$1,684
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$11,60210.2%$8,3819.3%$8,4899.6%+$6,621
Education $4,0963.5%$5,2414.6%$2,6643.0%$4,0544.6%+$1,431
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$7,7786.8%$10,62711.8%$6,7207.6%+$1,932
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$17,53315.4%$14,73216.4%$13,03414.7%+$5,018
Housing$9,3227.9%$21,82519.2%$8,9189.9%$18,16120.5%+$404
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,7693.3%$4,1854.7%$3,9384.4%-$573
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$113,703100.0%$89,728100.0%$88,722100.0%+$27,999
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$14,85311.6%$4,5894.9%$6,8097.1%+$1,936
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$128,556%$94,316%$95,531%+$29,935

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, Australia: 9.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Australia: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Australia: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Australia: 4.7% Health, Australia: 6.5% Transport, Australia: 10.3% Communications, Australia: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Australia: 10.2% Education , Australia: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Australia: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Australia: 15.4% Housing, Australia: 19.2% Utilities, Australia: 3.3% 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, 2000/01 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2000/01 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,572 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,314 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,338 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$3,024 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$3,280 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,581 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,684 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$6,621 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,431 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,932 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$5,018 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: +$404 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$573
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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