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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 Brimbank2017/182013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2013/14 to 2017/18
Food$7,8929.2%$10,3679.0%$9,1149.6%$10,1079.2%-$1,222
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,5194.1%$3,5333.1%$4,7495.0%$4,2103.8%-$1,229
Clothing & Footwear$4,9395.8%$4,4493.9%$4,6915.0%$4,3253.9%+$247
Furnishings & equipment $3,1423.7%$4,9164.3%$3,5063.7%$4,4604.1%-$364
Health$4,8955.7%$7,9526.9%$5,5675.9%$7,1796.5%-$671
Transport$9,58911.2%$11,66310.2%$12,28013.0%$11,94610.9%-$2,691
Communications$2,3302.7%$2,5782.2%$1,9232.0%$1,9281.8%+$407
Recreation & Culture$6,3237.4%$10,8809.5%$8,7989.3%$10,0459.2%-$2,476
Education $3,8254.5%$6,2785.5%$4,5214.8%$6,2175.7%-$696
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8735.7%$6,2595.5%$5,2225.5%$5,9125.4%-$349
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,66313.6%$16,99714.8%$14,11714.9%$15,75414.4%-$2,453
Housing$18,85722.0%$23,96320.9%$15,91816.8%$22,66020.6%+$2,940
Utilities$3,8514.5%$4,7614.2%$4,0904.3%$5,0254.6%-$239
Total Expenditure$85,700100.0%$114,596100.0%$94,496100.0%$109,769100.0%-$8,796
Net Savings$12,17212.4%$6,5805.4%$7,8687.7%$13,32010.8%+$4,304
Total Disposable Income$97,872%$121,177%$102,364%$123,089%-$4,492

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, 2013/14 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2017/18 Food, City of Brimbank: -$1,222 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Brimbank: -$1,229 Clothing & Footwear, City of Brimbank: +$247 Furnishings & equipment , City of Brimbank: -$364 Health, City of Brimbank: -$671 Transport, City of Brimbank: -$2,691 Communications, City of Brimbank: +$407 Recreation & Culture, City of Brimbank: -$2,476 Education , City of Brimbank: -$696 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Brimbank: -$349 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Brimbank: -$2,453 Housing, City of Brimbank: +$2,940 Utilities, City of Brimbank: -$239
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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