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Wagga Wagga City

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,944 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 City2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %$ per household% of expenditureNew South Wales $New South Wales %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$9,7767.3%$10,8638.9%$8,8757.7%$10,1698.7%+$901
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,7025.0%$4,3223.6%$6,7465.8%$5,0284.3%-$45
Clothing & Footwear$9,0886.8%$4,6533.8%$5,1294.4%$4,0413.4%+$3,959
Furnishings & equipment $7,2595.4%$5,3094.4%$5,1764.5%$4,6213.9%+$2,083
Health$9,7137.2%$6,7675.6%$7,4416.4%$6,4655.5%+$2,273
Transport$16,43712.3%$12,55310.3%$15,77213.6%$13,12211.2%+$665
Communications$3,2822.4%$2,5442.1%$2,1511.9%$1,7731.5%+$1,132
Recreation & Culture$20,37215.2%$12,73210.5%$16,33314.1%$11,99410.2%+$4,039
Education $6,6575.0%$5,5504.6%$5,0644.4%$5,6584.8%+$1,593
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,7866.6%$9,3097.7%$7,6096.6%$8,8227.5%+$1,177
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,75316.2%$18,25515.0%$18,37215.9%$17,44414.9%+$3,380
Housing$10,3077.7%$25,23720.8%$13,21911.4%$24,56620.9%-$2,911
Utilities$3,9442.9%$3,4692.9%$3,9633.4%$3,5613.0%-$19
Total Expenditure$134,076100.0%$121,562100.0%$115,848100.0%$117,265100.0%+$18,227
Net Savings$-3,837-2.9%$16,63712.0%$16,05312.2%$23,36116.6%-$19,890
Total Disposable Income$130,239%$138,199%$131,901%$140,626%-$1,663

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

Household expenditure 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, New South Wales: 8.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, New South Wales: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, New South Wales: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , New South Wales: 4.4% Health, New South Wales: 5.6% Transport, New South Wales: 10.3% Communications, New South Wales: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, New South Wales: 10.5% Education , New South Wales: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , New South Wales: 7.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , New South Wales: 15.0% Housing, New South Wales: 20.8% Utilities, New South Wales: 2.9% Food, Wagga Wagga City: 7.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: 5.0% Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: 6.8% Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: 5.4% Health, Wagga Wagga City: 7.2% Transport, Wagga Wagga City: 12.3% Communications, Wagga Wagga City: 2.4% Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: 15.2% Education , Wagga Wagga City: 5.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: 6.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: 16.2% Housing, Wagga Wagga City: 7.7% Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: 2.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, Wagga Wagga City: +$901 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: -$45 Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: +$3,959 Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: +$2,083 Health, Wagga Wagga City: +$2,273 Transport, Wagga Wagga City: +$665 Communications, Wagga Wagga City: +$1,132 Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: +$4,039 Education , Wagga Wagga City: +$1,593 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: +$1,177 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: +$3,380 Housing, Wagga Wagga City: -$2,911 Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: -$19
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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