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Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,014 in the City of Albany, lower compared to Regional WA.

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 Albany2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional WARegional WA$$ per household% of expenditureRegional WARegional WA$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$10,64511.1%$12,70211.5%$9,36810.1%$12,54310.5%+1,277
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6213.8%$4,2363.8%$4,1294.4%$5,5084.6%-508
Clothing & Footwear$3,0633.2%$3,5893.2%$2,9733.2%$3,9553.3%+89
Furnishings & equipment $4,4734.7%$5,2594.7%$4,5664.9%$6,0945.1%-93
Health$7,4057.7%$8,7157.9%$6,4927.0%$8,6707.3%+913
Transport$8,3608.7%$12,39511.2%$10,41011.2%$15,20312.8%-2,050
Communications$2,1012.2%$2,4592.2%$1,4941.6%$1,9901.7%+607
Recreation & Culture$8,7999.2%$10,4599.4%$8,5469.2%$11,5599.7%+253
Education $5,1525.4%$6,0505.5%$4,4764.8%$5,7864.9%+676
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,6485.9%$7,1546.5%$6,7667.3%$9,0057.6%-1,118
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,24515.9%$18,00116.2%$14,25115.3%$19,03916.0%+995
Housing$18,37319.2%$16,18614.6%$16,81218.0%$16,02213.4%+1,561
Utilities$3,0143.1%$3,6643.3%$2,9183.1%$3,7713.2%+96
Total Expenditure$95,899100.0%$110,869100.0%$93,201100.0%$119,146100.0%+2,698
Net Savings$32,62125.4%$34,44423.7%$38,11529.0%$43,30326.7%-5,495
Total Disposable Income$128,5200%$145,3130%$131,3160%$162,4490%-2,796

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2016-17 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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