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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $5,541 in the City of Boroondara, higher 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 Boroondara2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$12,9147.5%$10,3679.0%$12,9677.7%$9,5888.9%-$53
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,0422.3%$3,5333.1%$3,8532.3%$4,2864.0%+$189
Clothing & Footwear$4,5962.7%$4,4493.9%$2,4071.4%$4,0363.7%+$2,189
Furnishings & equipment $6,2663.6%$4,9164.3%$6,7234.0%$4,3044.0%-$457
Health$11,3076.6%$7,9526.9%$11,1096.6%$6,9906.5%+$199
Transport$14,9668.7%$11,66310.2%$15,9539.5%$12,25011.4%-$988
Communications$3,2171.9%$2,5782.2%$1,8181.1%$1,7211.6%+$1,399
Recreation & Culture$14,6258.5%$10,8809.5%$19,21211.4%$10,3409.6%-$4,587
Education $9,1215.3%$6,2785.5%$15,9549.5%$6,1145.7%-$6,833
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $9,5245.5%$6,2595.5%$7,2524.3%$5,9085.5%+$2,272
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $22,73413.2%$16,99714.8%$20,10011.9%$14,95913.9%+$2,634
Housing$53,26630.9%$23,96320.9%$46,13027.4%$22,40620.8%+$7,136
Utilities$5,5413.2%$4,7614.2%$5,1533.1%$4,9974.6%+$388
Total Expenditure$172,119100.0%$114,596100.0%$168,631100.0%$107,899100.0%+$3,488
Net Savings$15,6258.3%$6,5805.4%$5,3173.1%$12,17710.1%+$10,309
Total Disposable Income$187,745%$121,177%$173,948%$120,076%+$13,797

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Health, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% Transport, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Communications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Education , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Melbourne: 14.8% Housing, Greater Melbourne: 20.9% Utilities, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Food, City of Boroondara: 7.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: 2.3% Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: 2.7% Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: 3.6% Health, City of Boroondara: 6.6% Transport, City of Boroondara: 8.7% Communications, City of Boroondara: 1.9% Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: 8.5% Education , City of Boroondara: 5.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: 5.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: 13.2% Housing, City of Boroondara: 30.9% Utilities, City of Boroondara: 3.2%
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 Boroondara: -$53 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: +$189 Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: +$2,189 Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: -$457 Health, City of Boroondara: +$199 Transport, City of Boroondara: -$988 Communications, City of Boroondara: +$1,399 Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: -$4,587 Education , City of Boroondara: -$6,833 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: +$2,272 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: +$2,634 Housing, City of Boroondara: +$7,136 Utilities, City of Boroondara: +$388
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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