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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,392 in the City of Boroondara, lower compared to Greater Melbourne.

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 Boroondara2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$9,8986.2%$10,9099.2%$13,4497.8%$10,0699.1%-$3,551
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3592.1%$3,5383.0%$3,9412.3%$4,3884.0%-$582
Clothing & Footwear$4,5822.9%$4,3743.7%$2,7421.6%$4,1703.8%+$1,841
Furnishings & equipment $4,5312.8%$5,1034.3%$5,8643.4%$4,3563.9%-$1,333
Health$8,7885.5%$8,2887.0%$11,3906.6%$7,1226.4%-$2,602
Transport$25,05715.7%$12,86010.9%$22,86613.3%$13,25712.0%+$2,191
Communications$2,4981.6%$2,5192.1%$1,5590.9%$1,7341.6%+$939
Recreation & Culture$11,7637.4%$11,0679.4%$15,0888.8%$9,6998.8%-$3,326
Education $7,6874.8%$6,5285.5%$12,9097.5%$6,3035.7%-$5,222
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,9155.6%$6,3605.4%$7,6864.5%$5,9805.4%+$1,229
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,62911.0%$17,35714.7%$20,66612.0%$15,66114.1%-$3,037
Housing$50,52231.7%$24,46520.7%$48,84428.4%$23,16020.9%+$1,678
Utilities$4,3922.8%$4,7744.0%$5,1463.0%$4,8394.4%-$754
Total Expenditure$159,621100.0%$118,143100.0%$172,150100.0%$110,738100.0%-$12,529
Net Savings$9,6045.7%$1,5811.3%$13,6077.3%$14,48811.6%-$4,003
Total Disposable Income$169,225%$119,724%$185,757%$125,226%-$16,532

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

Household expenditure 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Health, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Transport, Greater Melbourne: 10.9% Communications, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Education , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Melbourne: 14.7% Housing, Greater Melbourne: 20.7% Utilities, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Food, City of Boroondara: 6.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: 2.9% Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: 2.8% Health, City of Boroondara: 5.5% Transport, City of Boroondara: 15.7% Communications, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: 7.4% Education , City of Boroondara: 4.8% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: 5.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: 11.0% Housing, City of Boroondara: 31.7% Utilities, City of Boroondara: 2.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, City of Boroondara: -$3,551 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: -$582 Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: +$1,841 Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: -$1,333 Health, City of Boroondara: -$2,602 Transport, City of Boroondara: +$2,191 Communications, City of Boroondara: +$939 Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: -$3,326 Education , City of Boroondara: -$5,222 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: +$1,229 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: -$3,037 Housing, City of Boroondara: +$1,678 Utilities, City of Boroondara: -$754
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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