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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 Shire2017/182001/02Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2001/02 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$10,63511.0%$9,2839.8%+$344
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$8,1068.4%$5,0395.3%-$2,615
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$3,4743.6%$2,4382.6%+$2,079
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$3,9294.1%$3,2743.5%+$2,670
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$3,9694.1%$4,2324.5%+$2,661
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$13,23313.7%$10,01510.6%+$1,745
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$1,7101.8%$1,2771.4%+$1,445
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$9,0209.3%$9,1789.7%+$5,982
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$3,7323.9%$4,3914.6%+$364
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$10,21610.6%$7,4557.9%+$2,344
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$15,70916.3%$13,71214.5%+$4,041
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$8,3728.7%$20,89422.1%+$950
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$4,5524.7%$3,3893.6%-$940
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$96,658100.0%$94,577100.0%+$21,069
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$-815-0.8%$9,8909.5%+$7,339
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$95,843%$104,467%+$28,408

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, 2001/02 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2001/02 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$344 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$2,615 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,079 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,670 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,661 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,745 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,445 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$5,982 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$364 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,344 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$4,041 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: +$950 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$940
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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