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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 Brimbank2017/182004/05Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2004/05 to 2017/18
Food$7,8929.2%$10,3679.0%$10,46612.2%$8,8349.3%-$2,574
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5194.1%$3,5333.1%$4,8615.6%$4,8815.1%-$1,342
Clothing & Footwear$4,9395.8%$4,4493.9%$1,6181.9%$2,5242.7%+$3,321
Furnishings & equipment $3,1423.7%$4,9164.3%$3,5574.1%$3,5183.7%-$415
Health$4,8955.7%$7,9526.9%$4,6625.4%$5,4185.7%+$234
Transport$9,58911.2%$11,66310.2%$9,87111.5%$11,06311.6%-$282
Communications$2,3302.7%$2,5782.2%$1,3051.5%$1,3701.4%+$1,025
Recreation & Culture$6,3237.4%$10,8809.5%$8,0599.4%$8,3138.7%-$1,737
Education $3,8254.5%$6,2785.5%$4,6075.4%$4,9615.2%-$782
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8735.7%$6,2595.5%$4,2825.0%$6,0606.4%+$591
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,66313.6%$16,99714.8%$12,07914.0%$12,82913.5%-$416
Housing$18,85722.0%$23,96320.9%$15,43317.9%$20,49421.5%+$3,424
Utilities$3,8514.5%$4,7614.2%$5,2516.1%$4,9215.2%-$1,400
Total Expenditure$85,700100.0%$114,596100.0%$86,051100.0%$95,186100.0%-$352
Net Savings$12,17212.4%$6,5805.4%$8,3498.8%$8,3968.1%+$3,823
Total Disposable Income$97,872%$121,177%$94,400%$103,582%+$3,472

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, 2004/05 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2004/05 to 2017/18 Food, City of Brimbank: -$2,574 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$1,342 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: +$3,321 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: -$415 Health, City of Brimbank: +$234 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$282 Communications, City of Brimbank: +$1,025 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$1,737 Education , City of Brimbank: -$782 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: +$591 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$416 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$3,424 Utilities, City of Brimbank: -$1,400
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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