City of Brimbank

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,638 in the City of Brimbank, lower compared to Victoria.

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.

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Household expenditure
City of Brimbank2018/192015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2018/19
Food$8,9089.5%$10,8269.4%$10,47110.5%$10,5969.4%-1,563
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7013.9%$3,8163.3%$5,3935.4%$4,1713.7%-1,692
Clothing & Footwear$6,0886.5%$4,5834.0%$5,7955.8%$4,2533.8%+293
Furnishings & equipment $3,8924.1%$5,3494.6%$4,2974.3%$5,1224.6%-404
Health$6,1596.6%$8,2187.1%$6,4586.5%$7,7776.9%-299
Transport$6,7357.2%$12,15310.5%$7,6317.6%$12,30810.9%-896
Communications$2,8113.0%$2,5802.2%$2,7072.7%$2,2372.0%+105
Recreation & Culture$7,5318.0%$11,89610.3%$9,6769.7%$11,39010.1%-2,145
Education $4,0094.3%$6,1645.3%$4,6534.6%$6,2085.5%-644
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,7697.2%$6,1855.4%$6,1166.1%$5,9905.3%+653
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,78613.6%$17,62415.3%$15,60315.6%$16,93715.1%-2,817
Housing$19,96221.2%$21,00818.2%$16,46616.5%$20,50818.2%+3,496
Utilities$4,6384.9%$4,9124.3%$4,7964.8%$5,0234.5%-159
Total Expenditure$93,989100.0%$115,314100.0%$100,062100.0%$112,518100.0%-6,073
Net Savings$8,7228.5%$3720.3%-$1,050-1.1%$4,0493.5%+9,772
Total Disposable Income$102,7110%$115,6860%$99,0120%$116,5670%+3,699

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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