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Wagga Wagga City

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,944 in Wagga Wagga City, lower compared to Australia.

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 City2018/192001/02Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2001/02 to 2018/19
Food$9,7767.3%$10,9939.6%$11,62010.3%$8,92910.2%-$1,844
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,7025.0%$4,0263.5%$7,8767.0%$5,7866.6%-$1,174
Clothing & Footwear$9,0886.8%$4,1753.6%$1,8291.6%$2,1632.5%+$7,259
Furnishings & equipment $7,2595.4%$5,2254.6%$5,0394.5%$3,3883.9%+$2,221
Health$9,7137.2%$7,5496.6%$6,5905.9%$4,3865.0%+$3,124
Transport$16,43712.3%$11,50910.1%$9,5498.5%$9,23510.5%+$6,887
Communications$3,2822.4%$2,5222.2%$1,3221.2%$1,1081.3%+$1,961
Recreation & Culture$20,37215.2%$11,59010.1%$15,99014.2%$7,2468.3%+$4,382
Education $6,6575.0%$5,3824.7%$7,3206.5%$4,2634.9%-$663
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,7866.6%$7,8206.8%$8,9918.0%$6,4277.3%-$205
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,75316.2%$17,63015.4%$20,97718.6%$12,84514.6%+$775
Housing$10,3077.7%$20,55218.0%$10,3529.2%$17,94320.4%-$45
Utilities$3,9442.9%$5,4934.8%$5,1344.6%$4,0564.6%-$1,190
Total Expenditure$134,076100.0%$114,466100.0%$112,588100.0%$87,777100.0%+$21,488
Net Savings$-3,837-2.9%$16,11812.3%$-12,695-12.7%$11,99912.0%+$8,858
Total Disposable Income$130,239%$130,584%$99,893%$99,776%+$30,346

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, Australia: 9.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Australia: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Australia: 3.6% Furnishings & equipment , Australia: 4.6% Health, Australia: 6.6% Transport, Australia: 10.1% Communications, Australia: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Australia: 10.1% Education , Australia: 4.7% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Australia: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Australia: 15.4% Housing, Australia: 18.0% Utilities, Australia: 4.8% 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, 2001/02 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2001/02 to 2018/19 Food, Wagga Wagga City: -$1,844 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: -$1,174 Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: +$7,259 Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: +$2,221 Health, Wagga Wagga City: +$3,124 Transport, Wagga Wagga City: +$6,887 Communications, Wagga Wagga City: +$1,961 Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: +$4,382 Education , Wagga Wagga City: -$663 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: -$205 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: +$775 Housing, Wagga Wagga City: -$45 Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: -$1,190
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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