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Quilpie Shire

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $10,004 in Quilpie 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
Quilpie 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$13,9636.7%$12,04611.4%$10,1936.0%$11,07511.0%+$3,770
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$19,1159.2%$4,4144.2%$14,6348.6%$4,6974.7%+$4,481
Clothing & Footwear$2,6791.3%$2,7742.6%$3,2401.9%$2,6872.7%-$561
Furnishings & equipment $7,9253.8%$5,7675.5%$5,1303.0%$5,2365.2%+$2,795
Health$6,7613.3%$7,4227.0%$4,1742.5%$6,8266.8%+$2,587
Transport$44,26221.4%$10,3359.8%$44,14426.0%$11,44611.4%+$118
Communications$4,9802.4%$2,5492.4%$2,7281.6%$1,6771.7%+$2,252
Recreation & Culture$15,4097.4%$11,56911.0%$17,41810.3%$11,25811.2%-$2,008
Education $4,6722.3%$4,4204.2%$3,7752.2%$4,3684.3%+$897
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $46,69122.5%$6,5126.2%$37,31822.0%$5,9165.9%+$9,373
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,41213.2%$16,77115.9%$16,7969.9%$14,60014.5%+$10,616
Housing$3,1981.5%$16,76415.9%$3,5592.1%$17,28617.2%-$361
Utilities$10,0044.8%$3,9683.8%$6,5103.8%$3,6633.6%+$3,493
Total Expenditure$207,072100.0%$105,311100.0%$169,619100.0%$100,736100.0%+$37,453
Net Savings$-59,051-39.9%$7,6416.8%$-12,932-8.3%$14,24112.4%-$46,120
Total Disposable Income$148,021%$112,952%$156,687%$114,977%-$8,667

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, Quilpie Shire: 6.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Quilpie Shire: 9.2% Clothing & Footwear, Quilpie Shire: 1.3% Furnishings & equipment , Quilpie Shire: 3.8% Health, Quilpie Shire: 3.3% Transport, Quilpie Shire: 21.4% Communications, Quilpie Shire: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Quilpie Shire: 7.4% Education , Quilpie Shire: 2.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Quilpie Shire: 22.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Quilpie Shire: 13.2% Housing, Quilpie Shire: 1.5% Utilities, Quilpie Shire: 4.8%
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, Quilpie Shire: +$3,770 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Quilpie Shire: +$4,481 Clothing & Footwear, Quilpie Shire: -$561 Furnishings & equipment , Quilpie Shire: +$2,795 Health, Quilpie Shire: +$2,587 Transport, Quilpie Shire: +$118 Communications, Quilpie Shire: +$2,252 Recreation & Culture, Quilpie Shire: -$2,008 Education , Quilpie Shire: +$897 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Quilpie Shire: +$9,373 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Quilpie Shire: +$10,616 Housing, Quilpie Shire: -$361 Utilities, Quilpie Shire: +$3,493
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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