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Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,391 in the City of Albany, lower compared to Western 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
City of Albany2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$9,12112.7%$9,91310.2%$9,85111.5%$9,7359.7%-$730
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,5633.6%$3,0813.2%$3,8484.5%$4,1454.1%-$1,284
Clothing & Footwear$1,8572.6%$3,3243.4%$2,7003.2%$3,5133.5%-$843
Furnishings & equipment $3,8185.3%$4,6894.8%$4,5055.3%$4,6734.7%-$686
Health$4,6906.5%$6,9567.1%$5,8736.9%$6,4026.4%-$1,182
Transport$8,53611.9%$10,35810.6%$9,48211.1%$11,05311.0%-$946
Communications$1,6502.3%$2,1342.2%$1,5301.8%$1,6331.6%+$120
Recreation & Culture$6,5469.1%$8,5448.8%$8,3659.8%$9,3779.3%-$1,819
Education $3,1294.4%$4,3464.5%$2,9073.4%$4,4034.4%+$222
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $2,6923.7%$6,2406.4%$3,9614.6%$6,7166.7%-$1,269
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $10,64314.8%$14,47014.8%$13,01115.2%$14,48914.4%-$2,368
Housing$14,28619.9%$20,75921.3%$16,47219.3%$21,21221.1%-$2,186
Utilities$2,3913.3%$2,8042.9%$2,9583.5%$2,9593.0%-$568
Total Expenditure$71,922100.0%$97,617100.0%$85,461100.0%$100,310100.0%-$13,539
Net Savings$40,46536.0%$42,38630.3%$33,50928.2%$50,22533.4%+$6,956
Total Disposable Income$112,387%$140,004%$118,969%$150,535%-$6,583

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

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, Western Australia: 10.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Western Australia: 3.2% Clothing & Footwear, Western Australia: 3.4% Furnishings & equipment , Western Australia: 4.8% Health, Western Australia: 7.1% Transport, Western Australia: 10.6% Communications, Western Australia: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Western Australia: 8.8% Education , Western Australia: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Western Australia: 6.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Western Australia: 14.8% Housing, Western Australia: 21.3% Utilities, Western Australia: 2.9% Food, City of Albany: 12.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Albany: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, City of Albany: 2.6% Furnishings & equipment , City of Albany: 5.3% Health, City of Albany: 6.5% Transport, City of Albany: 11.9% Communications, City of Albany: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, City of Albany: 9.1% Education , City of Albany: 4.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Albany: 3.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Albany: 14.8% Housing, City of Albany: 19.9% Utilities, City of Albany: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, City of Albany: -$730 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Albany: -$1,284 Clothing & Footwear, City of Albany: -$843 Furnishings & equipment , City of Albany: -$686 Health, City of Albany: -$1,182 Transport, City of Albany: -$946 Communications, City of Albany: +$120 Recreation & Culture, City of Albany: -$1,819 Education , City of Albany: +$222 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Albany: -$1,269 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Albany: -$2,368 Housing, City of Albany: -$2,186 Utilities, City of Albany: -$568
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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