RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Bulloo Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $231,104 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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$122,61915.2%$11,05110.2%$91,70411.5%$10,77310.0%+30,915
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$59,9217.4%$3,9753.7%$108,04813.6%$4,8044.5%-48,126
Clothing & Footwear$5,5980.7%$3,8843.6%$11,5331.5%$3,4773.2%-5,934
Furnishings & equipment $27,4943.4%$5,3744.9%$28,5103.6%$5,2534.9%-1,016
Health$80,78910.0%$7,7707.1%$72,9949.2%$7,4056.9%+7,795
Transport$6,9950.9%$10,0829.3%$7,7131.0%$11,09410.3%-718
Communications$26,8173.3%$2,5562.3%$15,6742.0%$1,8141.7%+11,142
Recreation & Culture$24,1063.0%$11,22810.3%$50,5206.4%$11,14810.3%-26,413
Education $48,3176.0%$4,7254.3%$39,4205.0%$4,8174.5%+8,897
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $72,1818.9%$7,3086.7%$61,8597.8%$7,4566.9%+10,322
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $100,98212.5%$17,05715.7%$109,67113.8%$16,23415.0%-8,689
Housing$1340.0%$11,70610.8%$2,7340.3%$15,02113.9%-2,600
Utilities$231,10428.6%$12,06311.1%$193,67924.4%$8,6388.0%+37,425
Total Expenditure$807,058100.0%$108,779100.0%$794,058100.0%$107,935100.0%+13,001
Net Savings-$619,453-330.2%$14,85112.0%-$611,724-335.5%$16,93613.6%-7,728
Total Disposable Income$187,6050%$123,6300%$182,3330%$124,8720%+5,272

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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