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Household expenditure

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In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $4,343 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 Boroondara2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$10,1547.1%$9,2109.0%$11,0387.5%$8,3958.8%-$883
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2082.2%$3,3063.2%$3,2872.2%$3,8574.0%-$79
Clothing & Footwear$3,1652.2%$4,0193.9%$1,9961.4%$3,4433.6%+$1,170
Furnishings & equipment $4,9413.4%$4,3534.2%$6,2164.2%$3,8944.1%-$1,274
Health$9,1576.4%$7,0176.8%$9,4456.4%$5,9886.3%-$288
Transport$12,3758.6%$10,64510.4%$13,8119.4%$10,59311.1%-$1,436
Communications$2,3471.6%$2,3322.3%$1,5751.1%$1,5341.6%+$772
Recreation & Culture$12,7988.9%$9,5989.4%$18,12512.4%$9,56210.0%-$5,327
Education $7,9215.5%$5,6885.5%$13,6629.3%$5,3105.6%-$5,741
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,3425.1%$5,5655.4%$6,3014.3%$5,3965.7%+$1,042
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,72912.4%$15,17514.8%$17,42111.9%$13,20713.9%+$309
Housing$48,00133.5%$21,17820.6%$39,02326.6%$19,59220.6%+$8,978
Utilities$4,3433.0%$4,4814.4%$4,5713.1%$4,5084.7%-$229
Total Expenditure$143,482100.0%$102,567100.0%$146,468100.0%$95,278100.0%-$2,986
Net Savings$35,94920.0%$20,87316.9%$28,17616.1%$24,63320.5%+$7,773
Total Disposable Income$179,430%$123,439%$174,644%$119,911%+$4,786

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Health, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Transport, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Communications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Education , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Melbourne: 14.8% Housing, Greater Melbourne: 20.6% Utilities, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Food, City of Boroondara: 7.1% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: 3.4% Health, City of Boroondara: 6.4% Transport, City of Boroondara: 8.6% Communications, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: 8.9% Education , City of Boroondara: 5.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: 5.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: 12.4% Housing, City of Boroondara: 33.5% Utilities, City of Boroondara: 3.0%
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 Boroondara: -$883 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Boroondara: -$79 Clothing & Footwear, City of Boroondara: +$1,170 Furnishings & equipment , City of Boroondara: -$1,274 Health, City of Boroondara: -$288 Transport, City of Boroondara: -$1,436 Communications, City of Boroondara: +$772 Recreation & Culture, City of Boroondara: -$5,327 Education , City of Boroondara: -$5,741 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Boroondara: +$1,042 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Boroondara: +$309 Housing, City of Boroondara: +$8,978 Utilities, City of Boroondara: -$229
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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