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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 City2018/192008/09Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2008/09 to 2018/19
Food$9,7767.3%$10,9939.6%$10,95810.4%$9,8779.5%-$1,182
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,7025.0%$4,0263.5%$6,9446.6%$5,4555.3%-$243
Clothing & Footwear$9,0886.8%$4,1753.6%$3,1683.0%$3,2603.1%+$5,920
Furnishings & equipment $7,2595.4%$5,2254.6%$4,7794.6%$4,3514.2%+$2,480
Health$9,7137.2%$7,5496.6%$5,1654.9%$5,7995.6%+$4,549
Transport$16,43712.3%$11,50910.1%$13,07112.5%$10,93110.5%+$3,366
Communications$3,2822.4%$2,5222.2%$1,7341.7%$1,4861.4%+$1,548
Recreation & Culture$20,37215.2%$11,59010.1%$11,06810.6%$9,9979.6%+$9,304
Education $6,6575.0%$5,3824.7%$4,5544.3%$4,7344.6%+$2,104
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,7866.6%$7,8206.8%$5,1844.9%$7,0626.8%+$3,602
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,75316.2%$17,63015.4%$18,14617.3%$15,96615.4%+$3,606
Housing$10,3077.7%$20,55218.0%$14,45613.8%$20,61719.9%-$4,149
Utilities$3,9442.9%$5,4934.8%$5,6395.4%$4,1874.0%-$1,695
Total Expenditure$134,076100.0%$114,466100.0%$104,865100.0%$103,723100.0%+$29,210
Net Savings$-3,837-2.9%$16,11812.3%$23,64318.4%$21,24917.0%-$27,480
Total Disposable Income$130,239%$130,584%$128,508%$124,971%+$1,731

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, 2008/09 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2008/09 to 2018/19 Food, Wagga Wagga City: -$1,182 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Wagga Wagga City: -$243 Clothing & Footwear, Wagga Wagga City: +$5,920 Furnishings & equipment , Wagga Wagga City: +$2,480 Health, Wagga Wagga City: +$4,549 Transport, Wagga Wagga City: +$3,366 Communications, Wagga Wagga City: +$1,548 Recreation & Culture, Wagga Wagga City: +$9,304 Education , Wagga Wagga City: +$2,104 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Wagga Wagga City: +$3,602 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Wagga Wagga City: +$3,606 Housing, Wagga Wagga City: -$4,149 Utilities, Wagga Wagga City: -$1,695
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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