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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,001 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 Albany2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$13,40411.7%$11,81310.4%$11,70811.9%$11,98010.2%+1,696
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,8393.4%$3,6573.2%$4,3654.5%$4,8244.1%-526
Clothing & Footwear$5,2214.6%$3,8523.4%$3,3843.5%$3,8693.3%+1,836
Furnishings & equipment $5,5944.9%$4,8874.3%$5,6965.8%$5,7844.9%-102
Health$9,7608.5%$8,6537.6%$7,2057.3%$7,8356.7%+2,555
Transport$7,2726.3%$11,77010.3%$7,7547.9%$13,02511.1%-483
Communications$2,5272.2%$2,4832.2%$1,8671.9%$1,8511.6%+660
Recreation & Culture$14,08712.3%$10,0848.9%$12,21412.5%$10,9079.3%+1,872
Education $6,4845.7%$5,3424.7%$4,2554.3%$5,3304.5%+2,229
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,7036.7%$7,3346.4%$5,2675.4%$8,0556.8%+2,437
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,74715.5%$17,29015.2%$14,63214.9%$17,27514.7%+3,115
Housing$17,90815.6%$23,47220.6%$16,76517.1%$23,77020.2%+1,142
Utilities$3,0012.6%$3,1132.7%$2,9733.0%$3,3152.8%+27
Total Expenditure$114,545100.0%$113,750100.0%$98,086100.0%$117,819100.0%+16,458
Net Savings$11,0768.8%$32,51322.2%$22,75918.8%$36,31123.6%-11,683
Total Disposable Income$125,6210%$146,2630%$120,8450%$154,1300%+4,775

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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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