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City of Brimbank

Household expenditure

In 2015/16, household expenditure on housing & utilities was $18,979 in the City of Brimbank, lower 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 Brimbank2015/162010/11Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2010/11 to 2015/16
Food$11,17511.5%$9,9859.6%$8,84710.1%$9,7569.8%+$2,328
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,4204.6%$3,1163.0%$4,2924.9%$3,3823.4%+$128
Clothing & Footwear$4,1784.3%$3,6933.6%$4,5075.2%$4,0324.0%-$328
Housing & utilities $18,97919.5%$26,17025.3%$17,25119.7%$23,71023.7%+$1,728
Furnishings & equipment $3,7203.8%$4,1844.0%$3,2593.7%$4,3384.3%+$461
Health$6,5586.8%$7,3797.1%$4,8415.5%$6,2456.3%+$1,717
Transport$10,27610.6%$9,6489.3%$10,65412.2%$10,55010.6%-$378
Communications$2,4552.5%$2,2782.2%$2,5392.9%$2,4602.5%-$84
Recreation & Culture$8,6758.9%$9,9299.6%$8,99910.3%$10,33410.4%-$324
Education $4,3354.5%$5,8265.6%$3,5614.1%$4,8084.8%+$774
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,4755.6%$5,5605.4%$4,9885.7%$5,7265.7%+$487
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,86017.4%$15,77815.2%$13,64715.6%$14,50714.5%+$3,213
Total Expenditure$97,107100.0%$103,545100.0%$87,385100.0%$99,848100.0%+$9,722
Net Savings$8,2497.8%$17,05214.1%$15,56015.1%$19,71616.5%-$7,311
Total Disposable Income$105,356%$120,597%$102,945%$119,564%+$2,411

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 Brimbank: 11.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: 4.6% Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Housing & utilities , City of Brimbank: 19.5% Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: 3.8% Health, City of Brimbank: 6.8% Transport, City of Brimbank: 10.6% Communications, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: 8.9% Education , City of Brimbank: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: 5.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: 17.4%
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 Brimbank: +$2,328 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: +$128 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: -$328 Housing & utilities , City of Brimbank: +$1,728 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: +$461 Health, City of Brimbank: +$1,717 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$378 Communications, City of Brimbank: -$84 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$324 Education , City of Brimbank: +$774 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: +$487 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: +$3,213
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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