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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 Brimbank2017/182011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2011/12 to 2017/18
Food$7,8929.2%$10,3679.0%$8,6999.5%$9,5598.8%-$807
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5194.1%$3,5333.1%$4,6435.1%$4,4124.1%-$1,124
Clothing & Footwear$4,9395.8%$4,4493.9%$4,1634.6%$3,9513.6%+$776
Furnishings & equipment $3,1423.7%$4,9164.3%$3,3293.6%$4,4574.1%-$187
Health$4,8955.7%$7,9526.9%$5,2735.8%$6,8306.3%-$378
Transport$9,58911.2%$11,66310.2%$11,48912.6%$12,15911.2%-$1,900
Communications$2,3302.7%$2,5782.2%$1,6981.9%$1,7371.6%+$632
Recreation & Culture$6,3237.4%$10,8809.5%$8,8659.7%$10,87010.0%-$2,542
Education $3,8254.5%$6,2785.5%$4,0254.4%$6,0275.5%-$200
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8735.7%$6,2595.5%$5,1995.7%$6,1955.7%-$326
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,66313.6%$16,99714.8%$13,12914.4%$15,09613.9%-$1,466
Housing$18,85722.0%$23,96320.9%$16,42117.9%$22,36520.5%+$2,437
Utilities$3,8514.5%$4,7614.2%$4,5515.0%$5,1984.8%-$700
Total Expenditure$85,700100.0%$114,596100.0%$91,485100.0%$108,857100.0%-$5,785
Net Savings$12,17212.4%$6,5805.4%$9,2729.2%$11,5089.6%+$2,900
Total Disposable Income$97,872%$121,177%$100,757%$120,365%-$2,885

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, 2011/12 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2017/18 Food, City of Brimbank: -$807 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$1,124 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: +$776 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: -$187 Health, City of Brimbank: -$378 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$1,900 Communications, City of Brimbank: +$632 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$2,542 Education , City of Brimbank: -$200 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: -$326 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$1,466 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$2,437 Utilities, City of Brimbank: -$700
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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