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Gunnedah Shire

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Gunnedah Shire2018/192001/02Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2001/02 to 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,9939.6%$12,12713.1%$8,92910.2%+$1,851
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,0263.5%$10,88211.7%$5,7866.6%-$3,953
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,1753.6%$3,6413.9%$2,1632.5%+$3,927
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,2254.6%$4,2524.6%$3,3883.9%+$3,877
Health$8,7436.8%$7,5496.6%$4,4194.8%$4,3865.0%+$4,324
Transport$5,2194.1%$11,50910.1%$4,0384.4%$9,23510.5%+$1,182
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5222.2%$1,7181.9%$1,1081.3%+$2,183
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$11,59010.1%$9,36710.1%$7,2468.3%+$9,655
Education $4,8483.8%$5,3824.7%$3,7934.1%$4,2634.9%+$1,055
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$7,8206.8%$7,7078.3%$6,4277.3%+$2,918
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$17,63015.4%$16,77718.1%$12,84514.6%+$7,347
Housing$10,0107.8%$20,55218.0%$8,4319.1%$17,94320.4%+$1,578
Utilities$4,8983.8%$5,4934.8%$5,4665.9%$4,0564.6%-$569
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$114,466100.0%$92,620100.0%$87,777100.0%+$35,374
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,11812.3%$-563-0.6%$11,99912.0%+$6,535
Total Disposable Income$133,966%$130,584%$92,057%$99,776%+$41,909

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

Household expenditure 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, Australia: 9.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Australia: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Australia: 3.6% Furnishings & equipment , Australia: 4.6% Health, Australia: 6.6% Transport, Australia: 10.1% Communications, Australia: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Australia: 10.1% Education , Australia: 4.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Australia: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Australia: 15.4% Housing, Australia: 18.0% Utilities, Australia: 4.8% Food, Gunnedah Shire: 10.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: 5.4% Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: 5.9% Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: 6.4% Health, Gunnedah Shire: 6.8% Transport, Gunnedah Shire: 4.1% Communications, Gunnedah Shire: 3.0% Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: 14.9% Education , Gunnedah Shire: 3.8% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: 8.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: 18.8% Housing, Gunnedah Shire: 7.8% Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2001/02 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2001/02 to 2018/19 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,851 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$3,953 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$3,927 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$3,877 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$4,324 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,182 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,183 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$9,655 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,055 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,918 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$7,347 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,578 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$569
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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