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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 Shire2018/192010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2010/11 to 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,9939.6%$11,36210.5%$10,0259.3%+$2,616
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,0263.5%$7,5196.9%$5,1904.8%-$589
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,1753.6%$4,6594.3%$3,5173.3%+$2,909
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,2254.6%$5,3384.9%$4,5104.2%+$2,791
Health$8,7436.8%$7,5496.6%$6,3905.9%$6,2275.8%+$2,354
Transport$5,2194.1%$11,50910.1%$5,4525.0%$11,89411.0%-$233
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5222.2%$2,1031.9%$1,5701.5%+$1,798
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$11,59010.1%$15,38914.2%$10,93810.1%+$3,632
Education $4,8483.8%$5,3824.7%$4,4674.1%$5,1454.8%+$380
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$7,8206.8%$8,1657.5%$7,4746.9%+$2,460
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$17,63015.4%$21,02319.4%$16,24115.0%+$3,101
Housing$10,0107.8%$20,55218.0%$11,68310.8%$21,15419.6%-$1,674
Utilities$4,8983.8%$5,4934.8%$4,9034.5%$4,2673.9%-$6
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$114,466100.0%$108,454100.0%$108,153100.0%+$19,540
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,11812.3%$16,40513.1%$21,83316.8%-$10,433
Total Disposable Income$133,966%$130,584%$124,859%$129,986%+$9,107

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, 2010/11 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2018/19 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,616 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$589 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,909 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,791 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$2,354 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$233 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,798 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$3,632 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$380 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$2,460 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$3,101 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,674 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$6
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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