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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 Shire2018/192005/06Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2005/06 to 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,9939.6%$12,22412.2%$9,5579.8%+$1,754
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,0263.5%$9,4089.4%$5,7215.9%-$2,479
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,1753.6%$4,7484.7%$2,7602.8%+$2,820
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,2254.6%$4,7794.8%$3,7543.8%+$3,350
Health$8,7436.8%$7,5496.6%$5,4685.4%$5,0035.1%+$3,275
Transport$5,2194.1%$11,50910.1%$5,1975.2%$10,24610.5%+$22
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5222.2%$2,1592.1%$1,3781.4%+$1,743
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$11,59010.1%$12,69412.6%$8,9499.2%+$6,328
Education $4,8483.8%$5,3824.7%$3,7183.7%$4,3814.5%+$1,130
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$7,8206.8%$7,0627.0%$6,8597.0%+$3,563
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$17,63015.4%$19,67719.6%$15,13315.5%+$4,447
Housing$10,0107.8%$20,55218.0%$8,1928.2%$19,68120.2%+$1,818
Utilities$4,8983.8%$5,4934.8%$5,1095.1%$4,0984.2%-$212
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$114,466100.0%$100,434100.0%$97,520100.0%+$27,560
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,11812.3%$5150.5%$11,25910.4%+$5,457
Total Disposable Income$133,966%$130,584%$100,949%$108,779%+$33,017

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, 2005/06 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2005/06 to 2018/19 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,754 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$2,479 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,820 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$3,350 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$3,275 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: +$22 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,743 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$6,328 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,130 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$3,563 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$4,447 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,818 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$212
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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