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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 Shire2017/182005/06Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2005/06 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$10,40410.2%$9,8639.7%+$575
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$6,9796.8%$4,9114.9%-$1,488
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$4,2844.2%$2,8052.8%+$1,269
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$4,2894.2%$3,4523.4%+$2,310
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$4,7664.7%$4,5714.5%+$1,864
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$15,40015.1%$10,63510.5%-$422
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$2,1062.1%$1,5481.5%+$1,049
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$11,14910.9%$10,10710.0%+$3,853
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$3,4763.4%$4,5164.5%+$620
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$8,9018.7%$7,2837.2%+$3,658
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$18,01517.7%$15,86115.7%+$1,735
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$7,9927.8%$22,31422.0%+$1,330
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$4,2694.2%$3,3673.3%-$656
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$102,031100.0%$101,234100.0%+$15,696
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$2,0582.0%$11,0009.8%+$4,466
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$104,089%$112,234%+$20,162

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, 2005/06 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2005/06 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$575 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,488 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,269 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,310 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,864 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$422 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,049 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$3,853 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$620 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$3,658 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,735 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,330 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$656
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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