RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $10,745 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.

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Household expenditure
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$$ per household% of expenditureQueenslandQueensland$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$11,41713.2%$11,05110.2%$11,43213.1%$10,77310.0%-15
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,1603.7%$3,9753.7%$4,0604.7%$4,8044.5%-900
Clothing & Footwear$1,8852.2%$3,8843.6%$1,7362.0%$3,4773.2%+149
Furnishings & equipment $5,3876.2%$5,3744.9%$5,7636.6%$5,2534.9%-375
Health$6,5977.6%$7,7707.1%$6,4077.4%$7,4056.9%+190
Transport$4,4655.2%$10,0829.3%$4,9695.7%$11,09410.3%-505
Communications$1,9412.2%$2,5562.3%$1,4661.7%$1,8141.7%+475
Recreation & Culture$12,60514.6%$11,22810.3%$12,52814.4%$11,14810.3%+77
Education $3,6604.2%$4,7254.3%$3,5804.1%$4,8174.5%+80
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,9474.6%$7,3086.7%$4,3295.0%$7,4566.9%-382
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,63115.8%$17,05715.7%$13,21215.2%$16,23415.0%+419
Housing$7,0588.2%$11,70610.8%$10,00811.5%$15,02113.9%-2,950
Utilities$10,74512.4%$12,06311.1%$7,5208.6%$8,6388.0%+3,225
Total Expenditure$86,498100.0%$108,779100.0%$87,011100.0%$107,935100.0%-512
Net Savings$3620.4%$14,85112.0%$3,9474.3%$16,93613.6%-3,585
Total Disposable Income$86,8610%$123,6300%$90,9580%$124,8720%-4,097

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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