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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,851 in the City of Brimbank, higher compared to Australia.

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 Brimbank2017/182015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %$ per household% of expenditureAustralia $Australia %2015/16 to 2017/18
Food$7,8929.2%$10,8169.5%$9,1159.7%$10,5249.4%-$1,223
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5194.1%$3,9873.5%$4,5964.9%$4,1273.7%-$1,077
Clothing & Footwear$4,9395.8%$4,1873.7%$5,1215.5%$3,9963.6%-$183
Furnishings & equipment $3,1423.7%$5,3164.7%$3,6013.8%$5,1634.6%-$459
Health$4,8955.7%$7,3606.5%$5,4975.9%$7,0656.3%-$602
Transport$9,58911.2%$11,68910.3%$11,79012.6%$11,79210.5%-$2,201
Communications$2,3302.7%$2,6002.3%$2,4782.6%$2,3952.1%-$147
Recreation & Culture$6,3237.4%$11,60210.2%$8,0588.6%$11,52510.3%-$1,736
Education $3,8254.5%$5,2414.6%$4,2354.5%$5,2364.7%-$410
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8735.7%$7,7786.8%$5,2615.6%$7,6296.8%-$387
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,66313.6%$17,53315.4%$13,76614.7%$16,93615.1%-$2,102
Housing$18,85722.0%$21,82519.2%$15,91317.0%$21,63619.3%+$2,945
Utilities$3,8514.5%$3,7693.3%$4,3254.6%$3,8123.4%-$474
Total Expenditure$85,700100.0%$113,703100.0%$93,756100.0%$111,835100.0%-$8,056
Net Savings$12,17212.4%$14,85311.6%$3,8694.0%$19,23014.7%+$8,303
Total Disposable Income$97,872%$128,556%$97,626%$131,065%+$246

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, Australia: 9.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Australia: 3.5% Clothing & Footwear, Australia: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Australia: 4.7% Health, Australia: 6.5% Transport, Australia: 10.3% Communications, Australia: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Australia: 10.2% Education , Australia: 4.6% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Australia: 6.8% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Australia: 15.4% Housing, Australia: 19.2% Utilities, Australia: 3.3% Food, City of Brimbank: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: 4.1% Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: 3.7% Health, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Transport, City of Brimbank: 11.2% Communications, City of Brimbank: 2.7% Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: 7.4% Education , City of Brimbank: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: 5.7% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: 13.6% Housing, City of Brimbank: 22.0% Utilities, City of Brimbank: 4.5%
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, 2015/16 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2015/16 to 2017/18 Food, City of Brimbank: -$1,223 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$1,077 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: -$183 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: -$459 Health, City of Brimbank: -$602 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$2,201 Communications, City of Brimbank: -$147 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$1,736 Education , City of Brimbank: -$410 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: -$387 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$2,102 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$2,945 Utilities, City of Brimbank: -$474
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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