City of Albany

Household expenditure

In 2022/23, household expenditure on utilities was $2,841 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.

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Household expenditure
City of Albany2022/232016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$2016/17 - 2022/23
Food$10,81210.4%$12,44810.2%$11,23510.9%$12,89110.8%-423
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5143.4%$4,0563.3%$4,7944.7%$5,5064.6%-1,280
Clothing & Footwear$3,6913.5%$4,2803.5%$3,1283.0%$3,6033.0%+563
Furnishings & equipment $4,8274.6%$5,5614.6%$5,0825.0%$5,8274.9%-255
Health$8,7118.3%$9,6227.9%$7,8517.7%$8,4027.0%+860
Transport$10,1429.7%$14,80912.2%$10,73210.5%$14,92212.5%-590
Communications$2,1192.0%$2,3802.0%$1,7751.7%$2,0061.7%+344
Recreation & Culture$9,9589.5%$11,2749.3%$9,1528.9%$10,3418.6%+806
Education $3,2873.1%$3,9343.2%$3,2223.1%$3,7433.1%+65
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,0586.8%$8,3136.8%$6,9806.8%$8,0916.8%+79
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,94115.3%$17,21914.2%$15,49315.1%$17,09114.3%+448
Housing$21,52020.6%$24,44220.1%$19,84919.3%$23,55319.7%+1,671
Utilities$2,8412.7%$3,1992.6%$3,3173.2%$3,6973.1%-476
Total Expenditure$104,419100.0%$121,537100.0%$102,609100.0%$119,675100.0%+1,811
Net Savings$26,78720.4%$34,64622.2%$27,65121.2%$35,35022.8%-864
Total Disposable Income$131,2060%$156,1830%$130,2590%$155,0250%+947

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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

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