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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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Gunnedah Shire2018/192002/03Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2002/03 - 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,8638.9%$10,65212.8%$9,3949.9%+3,326
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,3223.6%$10,39812.5%$5,9796.3%-3,469
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,6533.8%$3,3294.0%$2,4392.6%+4,238
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,3094.4%$3,9814.8%$3,3793.5%+4,148
Health$8,7436.8%$6,7675.6%$4,1725.0%$4,3714.6%+4,571
Transport$5,2194.1%$12,55310.3%$4,0834.9%$9,93910.4%+1,137
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5442.1%$1,6031.9%$1,1841.2%+2,298
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$12,73210.5%$9,14011.0%$8,2318.6%+9,881
Education $4,8483.8%$5,5504.6%$3,5034.2%$4,3284.5%+1,344
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$9,3097.7%$6,3207.6%$7,5587.9%+4,305
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$18,25515.0%$14,78817.7%$13,75214.4%+9,336
Housing$10,0107.8%$25,23720.8%$6,5967.9%$20,88121.9%+3,414
Utilities$4,8983.8%$3,4692.9%$4,8315.8%$3,8604.1%+67
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$121,562100.0%$83,396100.0%$95,296100.0%+44,598
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,63712.0%$7950.9%$9,0348.7%+5,177
Total Disposable Income$133,9660%$138,1990%$84,1910%$104,3300%+49,774

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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