Gladstone spends $15 million on cigarettes and booze
IT MAY shock you to know the total retail spend in the Kirkwood trade area in 2015 was $222.2 million.
In a report commissioned by Coles to find out whether it would be worth it to set up a massive shopping complex at Kirkwood, the report broke down exactly what people were spending their hard earned money on.
Food/groceries - $63.5 million
Food out - $30.4 million
Alcohol (off licence) - $9 million
Tobacco - $6 million
Clothing and accessories - $22.6 million
Household furnishings and equipment - $25.9 million
Household non-durables - $7.1 million
Medical/pharmacy - $6 million
Vehicle accessories - $3.8 million
Recreation - $28.6 million
Personal care - $11.6 million
Miscellaneous goods and services - $7.7 million