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City of Greater Bendigo

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $4,017 in the City of Greater Bendigo, lower compared to Victoria.

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 Greater Bendigo2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$8,39410.1%$9,2809.2%$8,4669.9%$8,6189.0%-$72
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,0973.7%$3,3993.4%$3,3854.0%$3,9004.1%-$288
Clothing & Footwear$3,6054.3%$3,9413.9%$2,9863.5%$3,3653.5%+$619
Furnishings & equipment $4,4645.4%$4,6274.6%$4,8435.7%$4,3194.5%-$379
Health$5,9217.1%$7,0157.0%$6,0457.1%$6,1956.5%-$125
Transport$10,94113.1%$11,11211.0%$10,73712.5%$11,01911.5%+$204
Communications$2,1252.6%$2,3312.3%$1,6321.9%$1,5761.7%+$494
Recreation & Culture$10,21312.3%$10,26910.2%$12,81315.0%$10,80111.3%-$2,599
Education $3,6714.4%$5,3735.3%$3,4164.0%$5,0965.3%+$255
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,0853.7%$5,4665.4%$2,8313.3%$5,2495.5%+$255
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,58917.5%$15,33415.2%$14,59917.0%$13,78714.4%-$10
Housing$9,10010.9%$18,07217.9%$9,60011.2%$17,02317.8%-$500
Utilities$4,0174.8%$4,4924.5%$4,3285.1%$4,5434.8%-$311
Total Expenditure$83,223100.0%$100,711100.0%$85,681100.0%$95,490100.0%-$2,458
Net Savings$16,22016.3%$18,24115.3%$18,05817.4%$21,49218.4%-$1,838
Total Disposable Income$99,443%$118,952%$103,739%$116,982%-$4,295

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, Victoria: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Victoria: 3.4% Clothing & Footwear, Victoria: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , Victoria: 4.6% Health, Victoria: 7.0% Transport, Victoria: 11.0% Communications, Victoria: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Victoria: 10.2% Education , Victoria: 5.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Victoria: 5.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Victoria: 15.2% Housing, Victoria: 17.9% Utilities, Victoria: 4.5% Food, City of Greater Bendigo: 10.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.7% Clothing & Footwear, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.3% Furnishings & equipment , City of Greater Bendigo: 5.4% Health, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.1% Transport, City of Greater Bendigo: 13.1% Communications, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.6% Recreation & Culture, City of Greater Bendigo: 12.3% Education , City of Greater Bendigo: 4.4% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Greater Bendigo: 3.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Greater Bendigo: 17.5% Housing, City of Greater Bendigo: 10.9% Utilities, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.8%
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 Greater Bendigo: -$72 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Greater Bendigo: -$288 Clothing & Footwear, City of Greater Bendigo: +$619 Furnishings & equipment , City of Greater Bendigo: -$379 Health, City of Greater Bendigo: -$125 Transport, City of Greater Bendigo: +$204 Communications, City of Greater Bendigo: +$494 Recreation & Culture, City of Greater Bendigo: -$2,599 Education , City of Greater Bendigo: +$255 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Greater Bendigo: +$255 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Greater Bendigo: -$10 Housing, City of Greater Bendigo: -$500 Utilities, City of Greater Bendigo: -$311
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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