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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 Shire2018/192014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2014/15 to 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,9939.6%$13,84910.5%$10,4319.3%+$129
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,0263.5%$8,2676.3%$4,5654.1%-$1,338
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,1753.6%$6,3154.8%$3,7853.4%+$1,252
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,2254.6%$7,8316.0%$5,0714.5%+$298
Health$8,7436.8%$7,5496.6%$8,8746.8%$7,0826.3%-$131
Transport$5,2194.1%$11,50910.1%$5,7624.4%$11,92210.6%-$542
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5222.2%$3,1162.4%$1,9621.7%+$786
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$11,59010.1%$19,42814.8%$11,41010.2%-$407
Education $4,8483.8%$5,3824.7%$4,7433.6%$5,4054.8%+$105
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$7,8206.8%$11,3718.7%$7,8357.0%-$745
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$17,63015.4%$25,36019.3%$16,91315.1%-$1,236
Housing$10,0107.8%$20,55218.0%$11,3028.6%$20,21418.0%-$1,293
Utilities$4,8983.8%$5,4934.8%$5,1583.9%$5,5194.9%-$260
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$114,466100.0%$131,377100.0%$112,114100.0%-$3,383
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,11812.3%$9,1126.5%$22,11016.5%-$3,140
Total Disposable Income$133,966%$130,584%$140,489%$134,224%-$6,523

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, 2014/15 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2014/15 to 2018/19 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$129 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,338 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$1,252 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$298 Health, Gunnedah Shire: -$131 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$542 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$786 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: -$407 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$105 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: -$745 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: -$1,236 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,293 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$260
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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