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Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $55,040 in the City of Boroondara, higher compared to Greater Melbourne.

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
City of Boroondara2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$14,2718.6%$9,9859.6%$10,1747.6%$9,7569.8%+$4,097
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,7291.6%$3,1163.0%$2,0351.5%$3,3823.4%+$694
Clothing & Footwear$3,1801.9%$3,6933.6%$1,5031.1%$4,0324.0%+$1,676
Housing & utilities $55,04033.1%$26,17025.3%$43,18332.3%$23,71023.7%+$11,857
Furnishings & equipment $6,7744.1%$4,1844.0%$5,7204.3%$4,3384.3%+$1,053
Health$13,0327.8%$7,3797.1%$7,9385.9%$6,2456.3%+$5,094
Transport$11,0666.6%$9,6489.3%$11,8898.9%$10,55010.6%-$823
Communications$2,7321.6%$2,2782.2%$2,1561.6%$2,4602.5%+$576
Recreation & Culture$16,74010.1%$9,9299.6%$18,01413.5%$10,33410.4%-$1,273
Education $12,4417.5%$5,8265.6%$11,7888.8%$4,8084.8%+$653
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,3395.0%$5,5605.4%$6,0614.5%$5,7265.7%+$2,278
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $20,18512.1%$15,77815.2%$13,33610.0%$14,50714.5%+$6,850
Total Expenditure$166,530100.0%$103,545100.0%$133,798100.0%$99,848100.0%+$32,731
Net Savings$16,8839.2%$17,05214.1%$40,54823.3%$19,71616.5%-$23,665
Total Disposable Income$183,413%$120,597%$174,346%$119,564%+$9,067

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Household expenditure 2015/16
Household expenditure 2015/16 Food, Greater Melbourne: 9.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Housing & utilities , Greater Melbourne: 25.3% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Health, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Transport, Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Communications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Greater Melbourne: 9.6% Education , Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Melbourne: 15.2% Food, City of Boroondara: 8.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Housing & utilities , City of Boroondara: 33.1% Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: 4.1% Health, City of Boroondara: 7.8% Transport, City of Boroondara: 6.6% Communications, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: 10.1% Education , City of Boroondara: 7.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: 5.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: 12.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts update
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in household expenditure, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Food, City of Boroondara: +$4,097 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: +$694 Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: +$1,676 Housing & utilities , City of Boroondara: +$11,857 Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: +$1,053 Health, City of Boroondara: +$5,094 Transport, City of Boroondara: -$823 Communications, City of Boroondara: +$576 Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: -$1,273 Education , City of Boroondara: +$653 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: +$2,278 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: +$6,850
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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