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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 Shire2017/182014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2014/15 to 2017/18
Food$10,9799.3%$10,6348.8%$10,7408.8%$9,9178.4%+$239
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,4914.7%$4,3233.6%$6,5625.4%$4,6103.9%-$1,071
Clothing & Footwear$5,5534.7%$4,7053.9%$5,4674.5%$4,2183.6%+$86
Furnishings & equipment $6,5995.6%$5,5334.6%$6,2355.1%$5,0884.3%+$365
Health$6,6315.6%$6,6195.5%$6,7475.5%$6,4315.5%-$116
Transport$14,97812.7%$12,71410.5%$16,35113.4%$12,90811.0%-$1,373
Communications$3,1552.7%$2,6312.2%$2,7882.3%$2,1471.8%+$367
Recreation & Culture$15,00212.7%$12,97610.7%$15,30912.5%$12,71210.8%-$307
Education $4,0963.5%$5,4274.5%$4,2213.5%$5,4824.7%-$125
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $12,56010.7%$9,1627.6%$12,42810.2%$9,0447.7%+$131
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,75016.8%$18,10415.0%$20,47316.8%$17,37514.8%-$724
Housing$9,3227.9%$24,74020.5%$10,7788.8%$24,42820.8%-$1,456
Utilities$3,6123.1%$3,2432.7%$3,8873.2%$3,1682.7%-$275
Total Expenditure$117,727100.0%$120,810100.0%$121,986100.0%$117,527100.0%-$4,259
Net Savings$6,5255.3%$17,76012.8%$17,34412.4%$24,42617.2%-$10,819
Total Disposable Income$124,251%$138,571%$139,329%$141,953%-$15,078

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, 2014/15 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2014/15 to 2017/18 Food, Gunnedah Shire: +$239 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,071 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$86 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: +$365 Health, Gunnedah Shire: -$116 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,373 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$367 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: -$307 Education , Gunnedah Shire: -$125 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: +$131 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: -$724 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: -$1,456 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$275
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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