Cardinia Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,180 in Cardinia Shire, 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
Cardinia Shire2018/192009/10Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2009/10 - 2018/19
Food$9,4289.5%$10,8269.4%$10,54310.7%$9,9749.5%-1,115
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,1925.2%$3,8163.3%$6,4546.5%$5,0154.8%-1,263
Clothing & Footwear$5,6955.7%$4,5834.0%$4,5174.6%$3,6423.5%+1,178
Furnishings & equipment $3,8443.9%$5,3494.6%$3,9064.0%$4,4004.2%-63
Health$5,8215.9%$8,2187.1%$5,9406.0%$6,7556.4%-119
Transport$11,77711.9%$12,15310.5%$9,6529.8%$11,33510.8%+2,125
Communications$2,3952.4%$2,5802.2%$1,4951.5%$1,4961.4%+900
Recreation & Culture$7,3857.4%$11,89610.3%$9,2879.4%$10,52610.0%-1,902
Education $5,8875.9%$6,1645.3%$5,0305.1%$5,7965.5%+856
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,8065.8%$6,1855.4%$6,0916.2%$5,8875.6%-284
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,86716.0%$17,62415.3%$16,07916.3%$15,61714.8%-213
Housing$16,00116.1%$21,00818.2%$15,34415.5%$19,49018.5%+656
Utilities$4,1804.2%$4,9124.3%$4,5504.6%$5,2935.0%-371
Total Expenditure$99,276100.0%$115,314100.0%$98,889100.0%$105,225100.0%+386
Net Savings$18,92916.0%$3720.3%$21,35217.8%$11,0119.5%-2,423
Total Disposable Income$118,2050%$115,6860%$120,2410%$116,2360%-2,036

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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