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Gunnedah Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,612 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 Shire2017/182008/09Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2008/09 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,8169.5%$10,4949.2%$9,8339.5%+$485
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$3,9873.5%$6,4225.6%$4,9184.8%-$932
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,1873.7%$5,1954.5%$3,3213.2%+$358
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,3164.7%$5,0984.4%$4,4064.3%+$1,501
Health$6,6315.6%$7,3606.5%$5,8765.1%$5,8035.6%+$755
Transport$14,97812.7%$11,68910.3%$15,91813.9%$11,00810.6%-$940
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6002.3%$2,1991.9%$1,6361.6%+$955
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$11,60210.2%$13,55911.8%$10,36510.0%+$1,443
Education $4,0963.5%$5,2414.6%$4,0253.5%$4,6484.5%+$70
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$7,7786.8%$10,4579.1%$7,0556.8%+$2,103
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$17,53315.4%$19,95917.4%$15,79515.3%-$209
Housing$9,3227.9%$21,82519.2%$10,8329.5%$20,56619.9%-$1,510
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,7693.3%$4,5804.0%$4,0803.9%-$968
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$113,703100.0%$114,614100.0%$103,434100.0%+$3,112
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$14,85311.6%$9,7827.9%$19,44915.8%-$3,257
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$128,556%$124,396%$122,883%-$145

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, Australia: 9.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Australia: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Australia: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Australia: 4.7% Health, Australia: 6.5% Transport, Australia: 10.3% Communications, Australia: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Australia: 10.2% Education , Australia: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Australia: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Australia: 15.4% Housing, Australia: 19.2% Utilities, Australia: 3.3% 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, 2008/09 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2008/09 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$485 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$932 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$358 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,501 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$755 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$940 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$955 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,443 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$70 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,103 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: -$209 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,510 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$968
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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