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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 Shire2017/182002/03Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2002/03 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$9,25910.7%$9,4229.8%+$1,720
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$7,6648.9%$5,0975.3%-$2,173
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$3,1243.6%$2,5042.6%+$2,429
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$3,6614.2%$3,4943.6%+$2,939
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$3,7384.3%$4,4984.7%+$2,893
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$12,39314.3%$10,14210.5%+$2,585
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$1,5861.8%$1,3221.4%+$1,569
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$8,4899.8%$9,4209.8%+$6,513
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$3,3843.9%$4,3194.5%+$712
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$8,82810.2%$7,6227.9%+$3,732
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$13,74215.9%$13,79514.3%+$6,008
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$6,4927.5%$21,24322.1%+$2,830
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$4,0354.7%$3,4103.5%-$423
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$86,394100.0%$96,289100.0%+$31,332
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$4440.5%$6,4556.3%+$6,081
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$86,838%$102,744%+$37,413

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, 2002/03 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2002/03 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,720 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$2,173 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,429 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,939 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,893 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,585 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,569 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$6,513 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$712 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$3,732 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$6,008 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,830 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$423
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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