RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Paroo Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $27,290 in the Paroo 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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Household expenditure
Paroo Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$19,03010.5%$11,05110.2%$19,1979.3%$10,77310.0%-167
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$10,2275.7%$3,9753.7%$13,2426.4%$4,8044.5%-3,015
Clothing & Footwear$4,9792.8%$3,8843.6%$11,6255.6%$3,4773.2%-6,647
Furnishings & equipment $9,4315.2%$5,3744.9%$13,8316.7%$5,2534.9%-4,401
Health$14,8588.2%$7,7707.1%$14,3627.0%$7,4056.9%+496
Transport$6,4743.6%$10,0829.3%$6,0442.9%$11,09410.3%+430
Communications$4,1342.3%$2,5562.3%$4,6592.3%$1,8141.7%-525
Recreation & Culture$22,04912.2%$11,22810.3%$31,06615.1%$11,14810.3%-9,017
Education $7,0923.9%$4,7254.3%$9,4034.6%$4,8174.5%-2,311
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $23,92113.3%$7,3086.7%$20,60510.0%$7,4566.9%+3,316
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $29,36616.3%$17,05715.7%$33,16416.1%$16,23415.0%-3,798
Housing$1,6260.9%$11,70610.8%$2,3641.1%$15,02113.9%-737
Utilities$27,29015.1%$12,06311.1%$26,77613.0%$8,6388.0%+514
Total Expenditure$180,477100.0%$108,779100.0%$206,339100.0%$107,935100.0%-25,861
Net Savings-$31,604-21.2%$14,85112.0%-$74,665-56.7%$16,93613.6%+43,061
Total Disposable Income$148,8740%$123,6300%$131,6740%$124,8720%+17,200

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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