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City of Darebin

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,878 in the City of Darebin, 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Darebin2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$8,9358.7%$10,6219.3%$6,7318.1%$9,8479.1%+$2,203
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2583.2%$3,7663.3%$3,3244.0%$4,3584.0%-$66
Clothing & Footwear$3,9183.8%$4,5234.0%$3,3714.1%$3,9373.6%+$547
Furnishings & equipment $4,3954.3%$5,3234.7%$2,9423.5%$4,7384.4%+$1,453
Health$7,6967.5%$8,0537.1%$5,2446.3%$7,2106.7%+$2,453
Transport$10,30410.0%$12,34010.8%$9,10911.0%$12,66911.7%+$1,195
Communications$2,5962.5%$2,6662.3%$1,4321.7%$1,7701.6%+$1,164
Recreation & Culture$9,3179.1%$11,82810.4%$5,7476.9%$11,71210.9%+$3,570
Education $4,3804.3%$5,9825.2%$2,7173.3%$5,8935.5%+$1,663
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,6295.5%$6,1915.4%$4,7385.7%$5,7805.4%+$891
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,45215.0%$17,54215.4%$10,78713.0%$15,54914.4%+$4,665
Housing$22,05421.5%$20,30117.8%$22,28126.9%$19,47018.0%-$227
Utilities$4,8784.7%$4,9094.3%$4,4685.4%$4,9884.6%+$410
Total Expenditure$102,812100.0%$114,045100.0%$82,892100.0%$107,922100.0%+$19,920
Net Savings$-179-0.2%$3,9693.4%$18,91518.6%$8,6887.5%-$19,093
Total Disposable Income$102,634%$118,014%$101,807%$116,611%+$827

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, Victoria: 9.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Victoria: 3.3% Clothing & Footwear, Victoria: 4.0% Furnishings & equipment , Victoria: 4.7% Health, Victoria: 7.1% Transport, Victoria: 10.8% Communications, Victoria: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Victoria: 10.4% Education , Victoria: 5.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Victoria: 5.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Victoria: 15.4% Housing, Victoria: 17.8% Utilities, Victoria: 4.3% Food, City of Darebin: 8.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: 3.2% Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: 3.8% Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: 4.3% Health, City of Darebin: 7.5% Transport, City of Darebin: 10.0% Communications, City of Darebin: 2.5% Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: 9.1% Education , City of Darebin: 4.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: 5.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: 15.0% Housing, City of Darebin: 21.5% Utilities, City of Darebin: 4.7%
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, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, City of Darebin: +$2,203 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: -$66 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: +$547 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: +$1,453 Health, City of Darebin: +$2,453 Transport, City of Darebin: +$1,195 Communications, City of Darebin: +$1,164 Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: +$3,570 Education , City of Darebin: +$1,663 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: +$891 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: +$4,665 Housing, City of Darebin: -$227 Utilities, City of Darebin: +$410
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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