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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 Brimbank2017/182003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2003/04 to 2017/18
Food$7,8929.2%$10,3679.0%$10,20812.0%$8,5849.3%-$2,316
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5194.1%$3,5333.1%$4,5145.3%$4,4984.9%-$995
Clothing & Footwear$4,9395.8%$4,4493.9%$1,5641.8%$2,3592.6%+$3,375
Furnishings & equipment $3,1423.7%$4,9164.3%$3,4144.0%$3,3563.6%-$272
Health$4,8955.7%$7,9526.9%$4,5295.3%$5,2005.6%+$366
Transport$9,58911.2%$11,66310.2%$9,59511.3%$10,69811.6%-$6
Communications$2,3302.7%$2,5782.2%$1,2251.4%$1,2821.4%+$1,105
Recreation & Culture$6,3237.4%$10,8809.5%$8,49710.0%$8,1318.8%-$2,174
Education $3,8254.5%$6,2785.5%$4,7775.6%$4,8155.2%-$952
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8735.7%$6,2595.5%$4,3875.2%$6,0266.5%+$487
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,66313.6%$16,99714.8%$11,73013.8%$12,25713.3%-$66
Housing$18,85722.0%$23,96320.9%$15,32018.0%$20,34322.0%+$3,538
Utilities$3,8514.5%$4,7614.2%$5,1536.1%$4,8055.2%-$1,301
Total Expenditure$85,700100.0%$114,596100.0%$84,912100.0%$92,355100.0%+$788
Net Savings$12,17212.4%$6,5805.4%$6,4657.1%$7,6017.6%+$5,707
Total Disposable Income$97,872%$121,177%$91,377%$99,956%+$6,495

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, 2003/04 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2017/18 Food, City of Brimbank: -$2,316 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$995 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: +$3,375 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: -$272 Health, City of Brimbank: +$366 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$6 Communications, City of Brimbank: +$1,105 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$2,174 Education , City of Brimbank: -$952 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: +$487 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$66 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$3,538 Utilities, City of Brimbank: -$1,301
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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