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Wagga Wagga City

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,732 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 City2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$10,6127.5%$10,6348.8%$9,4669.6%$9,7918.6%+$1,146
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$7,1635.1%$4,3233.6%$6,4596.6%$4,8124.2%+$704
Clothing & Footwear$8,8906.3%$4,7053.9%$3,3333.4%$3,6853.2%+$5,557
Furnishings & equipment $8,2485.8%$5,5334.6%$4,5774.7%$4,5124.0%+$3,670
Health$11,4658.1%$6,6195.5%$5,8636.0%$6,3025.5%+$5,603
Transport$15,72811.1%$12,71410.5%$12,08712.3%$13,33811.7%+$3,641
Communications$3,7532.7%$2,6312.2%$1,7331.8%$1,7411.5%+$2,020
Recreation & Culture$21,93815.5%$12,97610.7%$10,96211.1%$11,91410.5%+$10,976
Education $6,5464.6%$5,4274.5%$4,0414.1%$5,4594.8%+$2,505
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,9297.0%$9,1627.6%$5,6115.7%$8,4187.4%+$4,318
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $23,62816.7%$18,10415.0%$16,05516.3%$16,59314.6%+$7,573
Housing$9,4596.7%$24,74020.5%$13,80914.0%$24,11021.2%-$4,350
Utilities$3,7322.6%$3,2432.7%$4,4024.5%$3,2712.9%-$670
Total Expenditure$141,091100.0%$120,810100.0%$98,398100.0%$113,946100.0%+$42,694
Net Savings$-7,880-5.9%$17,76012.8%$29,86123.3%$20,04415.0%-$37,741
Total Disposable Income$133,211%$138,571%$128,259%$133,990%+$4,952

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, New South Wales: 8.8% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.6% Health, New South Wales: 5.5% Transport, New South Wales: 10.5% Communications, New South Wales: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.7% Education , New South Wales: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.5% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Wagga Wagga City: 7.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: 5.1% Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: 6.3% Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: 5.8% Health, Wagga Wagga City: 8.1% Transport, Wagga Wagga City: 11.1% Communications, Wagga Wagga City: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: 15.5% Education , Wagga Wagga City: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: 7.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: 16.7% Housing, Wagga Wagga City: 6.7% Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: 2.6%
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, Wagga Wagga City: +$1,146 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: +$704 Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: +$5,557 Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: +$3,670 Health, Wagga Wagga City: +$5,603 Transport, Wagga Wagga City: +$3,641 Communications, Wagga Wagga City: +$2,020 Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: +$10,976 Education , Wagga Wagga City: +$2,505 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: +$4,318 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: +$7,573 Housing, Wagga Wagga City: -$4,350 Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: -$670
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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