City of Brimbank

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $4,551 in the City of Brimbank, 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Brimbank2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2020/21
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2933.7%$4,3804.1%$4,4544.4%$5,5164.7%-1,161
Clothing & Footwear$2,9853.3%$3,9873.7%$3,3353.3%$4,1723.5%-351
Furnishings & equipment $4,0384.5%$5,3014.9%$4,1694.2%$5,0984.3%-131
Recreation & Culture$8,3249.3%$10,5479.8%$9,7519.7%$11,3839.7%-1,427
Education $5,3286.0%$6,7096.2%$5,4755.5%$6,6885.7%-147
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $2,9573.3%$3,9173.6%$4,8314.8%$6,4605.5%-1,874
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,79314.3%$15,11914.0%$14,29114.3%$16,70614.2%-1,499
Total Expenditure$89,162100.0%$107,671100.0%$100,265100.0%$117,622100.0%-11,103
Net Savings$22,34920.0%$27,36820.3%$6,5746.2%$10,3958.1%+15,775
Total Disposable Income$111,5110%$135,0390%$106,8390%$128,0170%+4,672

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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

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City of Brimbank

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