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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 Shire2017/182009/10Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2009/10 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$9,6109.0%$9,6698.8%+$1,369
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$5,8785.5%$5,0014.6%-$387
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$4,6924.4%$3,5143.2%+$861
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$4,6844.4%$4,2043.8%+$1,915
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$5,4865.1%$5,3634.9%+$1,144
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$14,54713.6%$12,03911.0%+$430
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$1,9681.8%$1,6061.5%+$1,187
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$12,07311.3%$11,10010.1%+$2,929
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$4,1003.8%$5,1684.7%-$5
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$10,2019.6%$8,4417.7%+$2,359
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$18,44317.3%$16,59515.1%+$1,307
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$10,97810.3%$23,44921.4%-$1,656
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$4,0093.8%$3,3903.1%-$397
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$106,670100.0%$109,537100.0%+$11,056
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$13,16111.0%$17,63213.9%-$6,636
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$119,831%$127,170%+$4,421

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, 2009/10 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2009/10 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,369 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$387 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$861 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,915 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,144 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: +$430 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,187 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,929 Education , Gunnedah Shire: -$5 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,359 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,307 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,656 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$397
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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