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Wagga Wagga City

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $3,618 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
Wagga Wagga City2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$9,2418.2%$9,1378.5%$8,87610.1%$8,5988.5%+$364
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,1475.5%$3,8833.6%$6,0576.9%$4,4234.4%+$90
Clothing & Footwear$6,2255.5%$4,0863.8%$2,6493.0%$3,1043.1%+$3,576
Furnishings & equipment $6,4995.8%$4,8404.5%$4,1914.7%$3,8833.8%+$2,308
Health$8,9177.9%$5,9595.6%$4,9875.7%$5,1905.1%+$3,931
Transport$12,21910.8%$11,48510.7%$10,65012.1%$11,71411.6%+$1,569
Communications$3,0482.7%$2,3002.1%$1,6541.9%$1,5711.5%+$1,394
Recreation & Culture$17,69515.7%$11,55310.8%$10,57812.0%$10,96210.8%+$7,117
Education $5,0494.5%$4,8484.5%$3,7844.3%$4,8174.7%+$1,265
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7926.0%$8,0287.5%$4,8735.5%$7,7527.6%+$1,919
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,41317.2%$16,02615.0%$15,10817.1%$14,89814.7%+$4,306
Housing$7,8016.9%$22,08720.6%$10,61012.0%$21,42921.1%-$2,809
Utilities$3,6183.2%$2,8832.7%$4,2334.8%$3,0703.0%-$615
Total Expenditure$112,665100.0%$107,115100.0%$88,250100.0%$101,411100.0%+$24,415
Net Savings$17,33313.3%$34,30324.3%$38,48630.4%$34,31125.3%-$21,153
Total Disposable Income$129,998%$141,418%$126,736%$135,722%+$3,262

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, New South Wales: 8.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.5% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.7% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.8% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.6% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Wagga Wagga City: 8.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: 5.5% Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: 5.5% Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: 5.8% Health, Wagga Wagga City: 7.9% Transport, Wagga Wagga City: 10.8% Communications, Wagga Wagga City: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: 15.7% Education , Wagga Wagga City: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: 6.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: 17.2% Housing, Wagga Wagga City: 6.9% Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: 3.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, Wagga Wagga City: +$364 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: +$90 Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: +$3,576 Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: +$2,308 Health, Wagga Wagga City: +$3,931 Transport, Wagga Wagga City: +$1,569 Communications, Wagga Wagga City: +$1,394 Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: +$7,117 Education , Wagga Wagga City: +$1,265 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: +$1,919 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: +$4,306 Housing, Wagga Wagga City: -$2,809 Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: -$615
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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