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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,204 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, lower 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %$ per household% of expenditureQueensland $Queensland %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$11,28812.8%$10,83510.1%$11,79113.3%$10,86710.2%-$503
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3233.8%$3,8943.6%$3,5764.0%$4,6354.4%-$252
Clothing & Footwear$1,6471.9%$3,8123.5%$1,8092.0%$3,5283.3%-$161
Furnishings & equipment $5,5586.3%$5,3855.0%$5,5506.3%$5,0974.8%+$7
Health$6,9527.9%$7,5597.0%$6,5787.4%$7,3246.9%+$374
Transport$7,8998.9%$10,2569.5%$9,08310.3%$11,55010.9%-$1,184
Communications$2,0672.3%$2,6192.4%$1,4261.6%$1,7901.7%+$641
Recreation & Culture$13,21715.0%$11,07210.3%$12,25013.9%$10,82010.2%+$967
Education $3,9484.5%$4,6174.3%$3,2503.7%$4,6534.4%+$697
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,0944.6%$7,2986.8%$4,0934.6%$7,1146.7%+$1
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,33115.1%$16,97115.8%$12,69814.4%$15,63914.7%+$632
Housing$11,82713.4%$19,45318.1%$13,02414.7%$19,22618.1%-$1,197
Utilities$3,2043.6%$3,7883.5%$3,2083.6%$3,9403.7%-$3
Total Expenditure$88,355100.0%$107,559100.0%$88,336100.0%$106,183100.0%+$19
Net Savings$-982-1.1%$10,8239.1%$2,3962.6%$16,19313.2%-$3,378
Total Disposable Income$87,373%$118,381%$90,732%$122,377%-$3,359

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, Queensland: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Queensland: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, Queensland: 3.5% Furnishings & equipment , Queensland: 5.0% Health, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Queensland: 9.5% Communications, Queensland: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Queensland: 10.3% Education , Queensland: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Queensland: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Queensland: 15.8% Housing, Queensland: 18.1% Utilities, Queensland: 3.5% Food, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.8% Clothing & Footwear, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.9% Furnishings & equipment , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.3% Health, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.9% Transport, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.9% Communications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 15.0% Education , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 15.1% Housing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.4% Utilities, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.6%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$503 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$252 Clothing & Footwear, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$161 Furnishings & equipment , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$7 Health, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$374 Transport, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$1,184 Communications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$641 Recreation & Culture, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$967 Education , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$697 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$1 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +$632 Housing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$1,197 Utilities, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -$3
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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