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Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,638 in the City of Brimbank, 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 Brimbank2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$8,9089.5%$10,9099.2%$9,62210.3%$10,0699.1%-$714
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7013.9%$3,5383.0%$5,4045.8%$4,3884.0%-$1,703
Clothing & Footwear$6,0886.5%$4,3743.7%$4,8205.1%$4,1703.8%+$1,268
Furnishings & equipment $3,8924.1%$5,1034.3%$3,7124.0%$4,3563.9%+$181
Health$6,1596.6%$8,2887.0%$5,7986.2%$7,1226.4%+$360
Transport$6,7357.2%$12,86010.9%$7,7718.3%$13,25712.0%-$1,037
Communications$2,8113.0%$2,5192.1%$1,9022.0%$1,7341.6%+$909
Recreation & Culture$7,5318.0%$11,0679.4%$9,2739.9%$9,6998.8%-$1,743
Education $4,0094.3%$6,5285.5%$4,6615.0%$6,3035.7%-$652
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7697.2%$6,3605.4%$5,4195.8%$5,9805.4%+$1,351
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,78613.6%$17,35714.7%$14,77415.7%$15,66114.1%-$1,988
Housing$19,96221.2%$24,46520.7%$16,58517.7%$23,16020.9%+$3,377
Utilities$4,6384.9%$4,7744.0%$4,0814.3%$4,8394.4%+$557
Total Expenditure$93,989100.0%$118,143100.0%$93,822100.0%$110,738100.0%+$167
Net Savings$8,7228.5%$1,5811.3%$10,49410.1%$14,48811.6%-$1,772
Total Disposable Income$102,711%$119,724%$104,316%$125,226%-$1,605

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Melbourne: 3.0% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Melbourne: 3.7% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Health, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Transport, Greater Melbourne: 10.9% Communications, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Recreation & Culture, Greater Melbourne: 9.4% Education , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Melbourne: 14.7% Housing, Greater Melbourne: 20.7% Utilities, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Food, City of Brimbank: 9.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: 4.1% Health, City of Brimbank: 6.6% Transport, City of Brimbank: 7.2% Communications, City of Brimbank: 3.0% Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: 8.0% Education , City of Brimbank: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: 7.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: 13.6% Housing, City of Brimbank: 21.2% Utilities, City of Brimbank: 4.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, City of Brimbank: -$714 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$1,703 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: +$1,268 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: +$181 Health, City of Brimbank: +$360 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$1,037 Communications, City of Brimbank: +$909 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$1,743 Education , City of Brimbank: -$652 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: +$1,351 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$1,988 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$3,377 Utilities, City of Brimbank: +$557
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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