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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,635 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Albany2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureRegional WA $Regional WA %$ per household% of expenditureRegional WA $Regional WA %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$14,59913.4%$15,37910.7%$12,05012.9%$14,55110.5%+$2,549
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,9293.6%$5,7504.0%$4,2804.6%$6,7324.9%-$352
Clothing & Footwear$3,3783.1%$5,2773.7%$2,5042.7%$4,4783.2%+$874
Furnishings & equipment $5,8015.3%$8,0645.6%$5,2165.6%$8,0965.8%+$585
Health$8,3717.7%$10,7757.5%$6,3196.8%$8,8846.4%+$2,052
Transport$11,84410.9%$19,49513.6%$10,46311.2%$19,80814.3%+$1,381
Communications$2,8282.6%$3,6002.5%$1,5291.6%$2,2521.6%+$1,300
Recreation & Culture$10,7929.9%$15,09610.5%$8,6409.3%$15,48511.2%+$2,152
Education $4,6854.3%$5,5923.9%$3,3103.6%$5,0463.6%+$1,375
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,5773.3%$11,6188.1%$4,1884.5%$11,6218.4%-$611
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,17716.7%$23,53116.4%$13,62314.6%$21,33915.4%+$4,555
Housing$17,21215.8%$14,96410.5%$17,78819.1%$16,93812.2%-$576
Utilities$3,6353.3%$3,9862.8%$3,2603.5%$3,5762.6%+$375
Total Expenditure$108,829100.0%$143,126100.0%$93,170100.0%$138,805100.0%+$15,659
Net Savings$13,90611.3%$8,8265.8%$25,91321.8%$19,04312.1%-$12,007
Total Disposable Income$122,735%$151,952%$119,083%$157,848%+$3,652

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Household expenditure 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, Regional WA: 10.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Regional WA: 4.0% Clothing & Footwear, Regional WA: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Regional WA: 5.6% Health, Regional WA: 7.5% Transport, Regional WA: 13.6% Communications, Regional WA: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, Regional WA: 10.5% Education , Regional WA: 3.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Regional WA: 8.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Regional WA: 16.4% Housing, Regional WA: 10.5% Utilities, Regional WA: 2.8% Food, City of Albany: 13.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Albany: 3.6% Clothing & Footwear, City of Albany: 3.1% Furnishings & equipment , City of Albany: 5.3% Health, City of Albany: 7.7% Transport, City of Albany: 10.9% Communications, City of Albany: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, City of Albany: 9.9% Education , City of Albany: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Albany: 3.3% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Albany: 16.7% Housing, City of Albany: 15.8% Utilities, City of Albany: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, City of Albany: +$2,549 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Albany: -$352 Clothing & Footwear, City of Albany: +$874 Furnishings & equipment , City of Albany: +$585 Health, City of Albany: +$2,052 Transport, City of Albany: +$1,381 Communications, City of Albany: +$1,300 Recreation & Culture, City of Albany: +$2,152 Education , City of Albany: +$1,375 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Albany: -$611 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Albany: +$4,555 Housing, City of Albany: -$576 Utilities, City of Albany: +$375
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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