Wagga Wagga City

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $4,039 in Wagga Wagga City, higher compared to New South Wales.

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
Wagga Wagga City2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$$ per household% of expenditureNew South WalesNew South Wales$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$11,95910.4%$10,9859.2%$10,8589.2%$10,2128.3%+1,101
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,3214.6%$4,8194.1%$5,9505.1%$5,5824.5%-629
Clothing & Footwear$4,6644.0%$4,1963.5%$4,3183.7%$4,0273.3%+346
Furnishings & equipment $5,6674.9%$5,2084.4%$5,1844.4%$4,8954.0%+483
Health$7,4106.4%$6,7335.7%$7,1126.0%$6,6715.4%+298
Transport$9,4768.2%$11,0329.3%$11,83710.1%$13,64911.1%-2,361
Communications$2,6332.3%$2,3802.0%$1,9311.6%$1,8081.5%+702
Recreation & Culture$12,59610.9%$11,85510.0%$13,10811.1%$12,63710.3%-511
Education $6,3875.5%$5,9555.0%$6,0795.2%$5,9824.9%+308
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,3407.2%$7,8256.6%$10,0398.5%$9,5687.8%-1,699
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,45516.9%$17,84315.0%$19,42216.5%$18,33214.9%+33
Housing$17,48415.1%$26,23222.1%$17,81915.1%$25,70620.9%-335
Utilities$4,0393.5%$3,7493.2%$4,1303.5%$3,9073.2%-91
Total Expenditure$115,432100.0%$118,810100.0%$117,786100.0%$122,975100.0%-2,355
Net Savings$22,65916.4%$25,71817.8%$13,47810.3%$19,38913.6%+9,181
Total Disposable Income$138,0900%$144,5280%$131,2640%$142,3650%+6,826

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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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