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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $3,851 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 Brimbank2017/182000/01Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2000/01 to 2017/18
Food$7,8929.2%$10,3679.0%$11,95913.2%$8,6529.6%-$4,068
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5194.1%$3,5333.1%$4,8105.3%$4,4895.0%-$1,291
Clothing & Footwear$4,9395.8%$4,4493.9%$9331.0%$1,9612.2%+$4,006
Furnishings & equipment $3,1423.7%$4,9164.3%$3,3733.7%$3,0713.4%-$231
Health$4,8955.7%$7,9526.9%$5,0475.6%$5,3996.0%-$151
Transport$9,58911.2%$11,66310.2%$8,6829.6%$10,03411.1%+$907
Communications$2,3302.7%$2,5782.2%$1,1901.3%$1,1921.3%+$1,140
Recreation & Culture$6,3237.4%$10,8809.5%$10,49011.6%$8,6179.5%-$4,167
Education $3,8254.5%$6,2785.5%$8,6179.5%$4,2224.7%-$4,792
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8735.7%$6,2595.5%$3,4893.9%$5,7976.4%+$1,384
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,66313.6%$16,99714.8%$12,55913.9%$12,35613.7%-$896
Housing$18,85722.0%$23,96320.9%$14,41916.0%$19,69621.8%+$4,438
Utilities$3,8514.5%$4,7614.2%$4,7425.3%$4,9295.5%-$891
Total Expenditure$85,700100.0%$114,596100.0%$90,310100.0%$90,416100.0%-$4,611
Net Savings$12,17212.4%$6,5805.4%$-2,608-3.0%$5,0155.3%+$14,780
Total Disposable Income$97,872%$121,177%$87,702%$95,430%+$10,170

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, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Health, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% Transport, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Communications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Education , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Melbourne: 14.8% Housing, Greater Melbourne: 20.9% Utilities, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% 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, 2000/01 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2000/01 to 2017/18 Food, City of Brimbank: -$4,068 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$1,291 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: +$4,006 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: -$231 Health, City of Brimbank: -$151 Transport, City of Brimbank: +$907 Communications, City of Brimbank: +$1,140 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$4,167 Education , City of Brimbank: -$4,792 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: +$1,384 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$896 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$4,438 Utilities, City of Brimbank: -$891
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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