RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Balonne Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $25,938 in the Balonne 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
Balonne Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$19,3478.7%$11,05110.2%$19,7478.5%$10,77310.0%-400
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$13,5136.1%$3,9753.7%$12,5575.4%$4,8044.5%+956
Clothing & Footwear$22,46510.1%$3,8843.6%$10,7174.6%$3,4773.2%+11,748
Furnishings & equipment $16,9137.6%$5,3744.9%$18,3477.9%$5,2534.9%-1,434
Health$13,8266.2%$7,7707.1%$16,7537.2%$7,4056.9%-2,927
Transport$6,5642.9%$10,0829.3%$7,0983.1%$11,09410.3%-533
Communications$5,9682.7%$2,5562.3%$3,6821.6%$1,8141.7%+2,286
Recreation & Culture$28,82612.9%$11,22810.3%$33,43114.4%$11,14810.3%-4,604
Education $9,9274.5%$4,7254.3%$25,56411.0%$4,8174.5%-15,637
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $19,9408.9%$7,3086.7%$22,5969.7%$7,4566.9%-2,656
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $35,59516.0%$17,05715.7%$35,41015.2%$16,23415.0%+186
Housing$4,2601.9%$11,70610.8%$6,2452.7%$15,02113.9%-1,985
Utilities$25,93811.6%$12,06311.1%$20,1788.7%$8,6388.0%+5,760
Total Expenditure$223,082100.0%$108,779100.0%$232,324100.0%$107,935100.0%-9,242
Net Savings-$70,620-46.3%$14,85112.0%-$51,444-28.4%$16,93613.6%-19,176
Total Disposable Income$152,4620%$123,6300%$180,8800%$124,8720%-28,418

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

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