Cardinia Shire

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $6,247 in Cardinia Shire, higher 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
Cardinia Shire2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$12,1829.7%$10,9959.7%$11,3159.2%$10,3899.0%+866
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,6493.7%$4,1963.7%$5,6304.6%$5,1714.5%-981
Clothing & Footwear$4,4723.6%$4,0433.6%$4,2783.5%$3,9283.4%+194
Furnishings & equipment $5,9264.7%$5,3454.7%$5,3744.4%$4,9404.3%+552
Health$8,8687.1%$8,0107.1%$8,6617.0%$7,9536.9%+207
Transport$13,83911.1%$10,6279.4%$14,89112.1%$12,98711.3%-1,052
Communications$2,6782.1%$2,4162.1%$1,9801.6%$1,8191.6%+697
Recreation & Culture$12,51410.0%$10,9839.7%$12,93510.5%$11,2509.8%-420
Education $7,4866.0%$6,4595.7%$7,5916.1%$6,4455.6%-105
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,2644.2%$5,1814.6%$6,1034.9%$6,3095.5%-840
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,83715.1%$17,11915.2%$18,88815.3%$17,17814.9%-50
Housing$22,12017.7%$21,96019.5%$19,69015.9%$21,13118.4%+2,430
Utilities$6,2475.0%$5,5474.9%$6,1725.0%$5,5704.8%+75
Total Expenditure$125,082100.0%$112,880100.0%$123,508100.0%$115,070100.0%+1,574
Net Savings$8,1756.1%$15,52512.1%$5,6594.4%$12,87910.1%+2,516
Total Disposable Income$133,2570%$128,4050%$129,1670%$127,9490%+4,090

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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