RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Bulloo Shire

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $24,496 in the Bulloo Shire, higher compared to Queensland.

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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
Bulloo Shire2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$145,51412.0%$11,44710.5%$119,6048.4%$10,7899.7%+25,910
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$36,2993.0%$4,3674.0%$56,0093.9%$5,2264.7%-19,710
Clothing & Footwear$23,5341.9%$3,5863.3%$25,2731.8%$3,2382.9%-1,739
Furnishings & equipment $77,2186.4%$5,6425.2%$77,4505.5%$5,2564.7%-233
Health$75,2936.2%$7,8767.2%$94,4246.7%$7,5786.8%-19,131
Transport$465,17138.5%$9,2048.5%$433,83830.6%$11,42910.3%+31,333
Communications$19,8861.6%$2,4022.2%$19,1641.4%$1,8371.7%+722
Recreation & Culture$123,96010.3%$10,92710.1%$307,60521.7%$11,12910.0%-183,645
Education $18,1931.5%$4,9834.6%$24,9891.8%$5,0044.5%-6,796
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $34,8882.9%$6,5146.0%$53,9023.8%$8,1537.3%-19,013
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $157,93013.1%$16,91615.6%$167,10011.8%$17,17715.4%-9,170
Housing$6,3640.5%$21,48119.8%$5,2610.4%$20,97018.8%+1,103
Utilities$24,4962.0%$3,2963.0%$34,0852.4%$3,4933.1%-9,590
Total Expenditure$1,208,746100.0%$108,642100.0%$1,418,704100.0%$111,279100.0%-209,958
Net Savings-$854,825-241.5%$20,12115.6%-$1,058,989-294.4%$20,63815.6%+204,164
Total Disposable Income$353,9210%$128,7630%$359,7150%$131,9180%-5,794

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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

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