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Gunnedah Shire

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Gunnedah Shire2018/192008/09Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2008/09 to 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,8638.9%$12,57311.1%$9,5868.9%+$1,404
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,3223.6%$7,8706.9%$5,5195.1%-$941
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,6533.8%$5,6685.0%$3,3093.1%+$1,899
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,3094.4%$5,7235.1%$3,9833.7%+$2,406
Health$8,7436.8%$6,7675.6%$6,7466.0%$5,1234.8%+$1,997
Transport$5,2194.1%$12,55310.3%$5,5154.9%$11,53410.7%-$296
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5442.1%$2,2402.0%$1,4701.4%+$1,662
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$12,73210.5%$15,41913.6%$10,2619.6%+$3,602
Education $4,8483.8%$5,5504.6%$4,4023.9%$4,8934.6%+$445
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$9,3097.7%$8,0657.1%$7,9917.4%+$2,560
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$18,25515.0%$22,22219.6%$16,50515.4%+$1,902
Housing$10,0107.8%$25,23720.8%$11,2629.9%$23,19521.6%-$1,253
Utilities$4,8983.8%$3,4692.9%$5,5384.9%$3,9463.7%-$640
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$121,562100.0%$113,245100.0%$107,316100.0%+$14,749
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,63712.0%$6,7775.6%$20,81616.2%-$805
Total Disposable Income$133,966%$138,199%$120,022%$128,131%+$13,944

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, New South Wales: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.4% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.3% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.5% Education , New South Wales: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.8% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.9% 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, 2008/09 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2008/09 to 2018/19 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,404 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$941 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,899 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,406 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,997 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$296 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,662 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$3,602 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$445 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,560 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,902 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,253 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$640
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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