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Balonne Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $5,027 in Balonne Shire, higher compared to Regional QLD.

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
Balonne Shire2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %$ per household% of expenditureRegional QLD $Regional QLD %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$12,0167.9%$12,04611.4%$24,2439.0%$11,07511.0%-$12,227
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,9925.2%$4,4144.2%$14,2935.3%$4,6974.7%-$6,301
Clothing & Footwear$6,4464.2%$2,7742.6%$16,4786.1%$2,6872.7%-$10,032
Furnishings & equipment $9,1276.0%$5,7675.5%$18,7816.9%$5,2365.2%-$9,654
Health$8,7505.7%$7,4227.0%$14,2865.3%$6,8266.8%-$5,536
Transport$23,82015.6%$10,3359.8%$36,59513.5%$11,44611.4%-$12,775
Communications$3,0352.0%$2,5492.4%$4,5011.7%$1,6771.7%-$1,467
Recreation & Culture$16,09910.5%$11,56911.0%$35,59113.2%$11,25811.2%-$19,492
Education $9,4016.2%$4,4204.2%$22,8958.5%$4,3684.3%-$13,494
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $25,15716.5%$6,5126.2%$25,6709.5%$5,9165.9%-$513
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,44612.7%$16,77115.9%$39,73414.7%$14,60014.5%-$20,288
Housing$6,3964.2%$16,76415.9%$7,5032.8%$17,28617.2%-$1,107
Utilities$5,0273.3%$3,9683.8%$9,6883.6%$3,6633.6%-$4,661
Total Expenditure$152,711100.0%$105,311100.0%$270,258100.0%$100,736100.0%-$117,547
Net Savings$15,4649.2%$7,6416.8%$-57,911-27.3%$14,24112.4%+$73,375
Total Disposable Income$168,175%$112,952%$212,347%$114,977%-$44,171

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, Regional QLD: 11.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional QLD: 4.2% Clothing & Footwear, Regional QLD: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , Regional QLD: 5.5% Health, Regional QLD: 7.0% Transport, Regional QLD: 9.8% Communications, Regional QLD: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Regional QLD: 11.0% Education , Regional QLD: 4.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional QLD: 6.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional QLD: 15.9% Housing, Regional QLD: 15.9% Utilities, Regional QLD: 3.8% Food, Balonne Shire: 7.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Balonne Shire: 5.2% Clothing & Footwear, Balonne Shire: 4.2% Furnishings & equipment , Balonne Shire: 6.0% Health, Balonne Shire: 5.7% Transport, Balonne Shire: 15.6% Communications, Balonne Shire: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, Balonne Shire: 10.5% Education , Balonne Shire: 6.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Balonne Shire: 16.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Balonne Shire: 12.7% Housing, Balonne Shire: 4.2% Utilities, Balonne Shire: 3.3%
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, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, Balonne Shire: -$12,227 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Balonne Shire: -$6,301 Clothing & Footwear, Balonne Shire: -$10,032 Furnishings & equipment , Balonne Shire: -$9,654 Health, Balonne Shire: -$5,536 Transport, Balonne Shire: -$12,775 Communications, Balonne Shire: -$1,467 Recreation & Culture, Balonne Shire: -$19,492 Education , Balonne Shire: -$13,494 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Balonne Shire: -$513 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Balonne Shire: -$20,288 Housing, Balonne Shire: -$1,107 Utilities, Balonne Shire: -$4,661
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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