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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 Shire2018/192017/18Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2017/18 to 2018/19
Food$13,97810.9%$10,9939.6%$14,00010.9%$10,9099.5%-$22
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,9295.4%$4,0263.5%$7,1655.6%$4,1703.6%-$235
Clothing & Footwear$7,5685.9%$4,1753.6%$7,3665.8%$4,0753.6%+$202
Furnishings & equipment $8,1296.4%$5,2254.6%$8,2096.4%$5,2594.6%-$80
Health$8,7436.8%$7,5496.6%$8,6016.7%$7,3966.5%+$143
Transport$5,2194.1%$11,50910.1%$5,7094.5%$11,69010.2%-$489
Communications$3,9023.0%$2,5222.2%$3,7652.9%$2,4602.2%+$137
Recreation & Culture$19,02214.9%$11,59010.1%$18,91914.8%$11,54710.1%+$102
Education $4,8483.8%$5,3824.7%$4,7843.7%$5,3924.7%+$64
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $10,6258.3%$7,8206.8%$10,8528.5%$7,8486.9%-$226
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $24,12418.8%$17,63015.4%$24,01418.8%$17,61015.4%+$110
Housing$10,0107.8%$20,55218.0%$9,7347.6%$20,27917.7%+$276
Utilities$4,8983.8%$5,4934.8%$4,9523.9%$5,7155.0%-$54
Total Expenditure$127,994100.0%$114,466100.0%$128,068100.0%$114,349100.0%-$74
Net Savings$5,9724.5%$16,11812.3%$6,5304.9%$17,48213.3%-$559
Total Disposable Income$133,966%$130,584%$134,599%$131,832%-$633

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, 2017/18 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2017/18 to 2018/19 Food, Gunnedah Shire: -$22 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Gunnedah Shire: -$235 Clothing & Footwear, Gunnedah Shire: +$202 Furnishings & equipment , Gunnedah Shire: -$80 Health, Gunnedah Shire: +$143 Transport, Gunnedah Shire: -$489 Communications, Gunnedah Shire: +$137 Recreation & Culture, Gunnedah Shire: +$102 Education , Gunnedah Shire: +$64 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Gunnedah Shire: -$226 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Gunnedah Shire: +$110 Housing, Gunnedah Shire: +$276 Utilities, Gunnedah Shire: -$54
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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