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Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $3,143 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Brimbank2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$6,6568.6%$9,2809.2%$7,3399.2%$8,6189.0%-$684
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,3434.3%$3,3993.4%$4,0505.1%$3,9004.1%-$708
Clothing & Footwear$4,2865.5%$3,9413.9%$3,7204.7%$3,3653.5%+$567
Furnishings & equipment $2,8243.6%$4,6274.6%$2,8263.6%$4,3194.5%-$2
Health$4,2335.5%$7,0157.0%$4,4895.6%$6,1956.5%-$255
Transport$9,48812.2%$11,11211.0%$9,99012.6%$11,01911.5%-$502
Communications$2,0782.7%$2,3312.3%$1,4931.9%$1,5761.7%+$585
Recreation & Culture$6,4048.2%$10,26910.2%$7,5969.5%$10,80111.3%-$1,192
Education $3,7974.9%$5,3735.3%$3,6454.6%$5,0965.3%+$152
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,3635.6%$5,4665.4%$4,5265.7%$5,2495.5%-$163
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $10,96514.1%$15,33415.2%$11,24314.1%$13,78714.4%-$277
Housing$16,09820.7%$18,07217.9%$14,73618.5%$17,02317.8%+$1,363
Utilities$3,1434.0%$4,4924.5%$3,8874.9%$4,5434.8%-$744
Total Expenditure$77,679100.0%$100,711100.0%$79,539100.0%$95,490100.0%-$1,860
Net Savings$26,47225.4%$18,24115.3%$19,25819.5%$21,49218.4%+$7,214
Total Disposable Income$104,151%$118,952%$98,797%$116,982%+$5,354

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 Brimbank: 8.6% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: 5.5% Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: 3.6% Health, City of Brimbank: 5.5% Transport, City of Brimbank: 12.2% Communications, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: 8.2% Education , City of Brimbank: 4.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: 5.6% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: 14.1% Housing, City of Brimbank: 20.7% Utilities, City of Brimbank: 4.0%
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 Brimbank: -$684 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$708 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: +$567 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: -$2 Health, City of Brimbank: -$255 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$502 Communications, City of Brimbank: +$585 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$1,192 Education , City of Brimbank: +$152 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: -$163 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$277 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$1,363 Utilities, City of Brimbank: -$744
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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