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Paroo Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $11,948 in Paroo 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
Paroo 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$15,6547.4%$12,04611.4%$13,6057.8%$11,07511.0%+$2,049
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$10,6585.0%$4,4144.2%$6,3683.7%$4,6974.7%+$4,290
Clothing & Footwear$7,3383.5%$2,7742.6%$4,8822.8%$2,6872.7%+$2,456
Furnishings & equipment $9,9754.7%$5,7675.5%$9,0925.2%$5,2365.2%+$883
Health$13,2856.3%$7,4227.0%$8,4824.9%$6,8266.8%+$4,803
Transport$35,95617.0%$10,3359.8%$39,43622.8%$11,44611.4%-$3,481
Communications$5,3442.5%$2,5492.4%$2,6301.5%$1,6771.7%+$2,715
Recreation & Culture$20,4379.6%$11,56911.0%$18,87410.9%$11,25811.2%+$1,564
Education $7,4443.5%$4,4204.2%$5,3173.1%$4,3684.3%+$2,128
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $40,19019.0%$6,5126.2%$35,16420.3%$5,9165.9%+$5,026
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $30,75214.5%$16,77115.9%$20,01511.5%$14,60014.5%+$10,738
Housing$2,9341.4%$16,76415.9%$2,6721.5%$17,28617.2%+$262
Utilities$11,9485.6%$3,9683.8%$6,7803.9%$3,6633.6%+$5,167
Total Expenditure$211,915100.0%$105,311100.0%$173,315100.0%$100,736100.0%+$38,599
Net Savings$-75,459-55.3%$7,6416.8%$-41,885-31.9%$14,24112.4%-$33,574
Total Disposable Income$136,456%$112,952%$131,431%$114,977%+$5,025

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, Paroo Shire: 7.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Paroo Shire: 5.0% Clothing & Footwear, Paroo Shire: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Paroo Shire: 4.7% Health, Paroo Shire: 6.3% Transport, Paroo Shire: 17.0% Communications, Paroo Shire: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Paroo Shire: 9.6% Education , Paroo Shire: 3.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Paroo Shire: 19.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Paroo Shire: 14.5% Housing, Paroo Shire: 1.4% Utilities, Paroo Shire: 5.6%
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, Paroo Shire: +$2,049 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Paroo Shire: +$4,290 Clothing & Footwear, Paroo Shire: +$2,456 Furnishings & equipment , Paroo Shire: +$883 Health, Paroo Shire: +$4,803 Transport, Paroo Shire: -$3,481 Communications, Paroo Shire: +$2,715 Recreation & Culture, Paroo Shire: +$1,564 Education , Paroo Shire: +$2,128 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Paroo Shire: +$5,026 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Paroo Shire: +$10,738 Housing, Paroo Shire: +$262 Utilities, Paroo Shire: +$5,167
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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