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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 Shire2017/182010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2010/11 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$9,7018.6%$9,5008.5%+$1,278
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$6,1575.5%$4,9644.4%-$667
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$4,4624.0%$3,4863.1%+$1,091
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$4,8744.3%$4,2733.8%+$1,725
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$5,8685.2%$5,5575.0%+$763
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$15,69814.0%$12,84011.5%-$720
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$2,1381.9%$1,6981.5%+$1,016
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$13,87412.4%$12,09510.8%+$1,128
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$4,1763.7%$5,2944.7%-$80
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$10,8109.6%$8,4947.6%+$1,750
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$19,25317.2%$16,66514.9%+$497
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$11,1389.9%$23,73121.2%-$1,816
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$4,0863.6%$3,4493.1%-$473
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$112,234100.0%$112,046100.0%+$5,493
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$13,89411.0%$20,49515.5%-$7,369
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$126,127%$132,541%-$1,876

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, 2010/11 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,278 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$667 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,091 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,725 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$763 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$720 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,016 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,128 Education , Gunnedah Shire: -$80 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$1,750 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$497 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,816 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$473
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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