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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 Shire2017/182011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2011/12 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$11,2749.0%$9,6148.5%-$295
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$7,2695.8%$4,9494.4%-$1,779
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$4,6773.7%$3,4803.1%+$876
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$5,6394.5%$4,3503.8%+$960
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$6,8985.5%$5,7995.1%-$267
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$17,04013.6%$13,09411.5%-$2,062
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$2,4822.0%$1,7571.5%+$673
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$16,08112.8%$12,26910.8%-$1,079
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$4,5113.6%$5,3814.7%-$416
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$11,9189.5%$8,6717.6%+$642
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$21,80417.4%$16,65714.7%-$2,054
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$11,3919.1%$23,94721.1%-$2,069
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$4,4893.6%$3,4313.0%-$877
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$125,473100.0%$113,399100.0%-$7,747
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$10,7597.9%$22,32616.4%-$4,235
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$136,233%$135,724%-$11,982

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, 2011/12 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: -$295 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,779 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$876 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$960 Health, Gunnedah Shire: -$267 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$2,062 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$673 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,079 Education , Gunnedah Shire: -$416 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$642 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: -$2,054 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$2,069 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$877
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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