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City of Darebin

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $4,932 in the City of Darebin, 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Darebin2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$6,9298.4%$9,2809.2%$5,6447.9%$8,6189.0%+$1,285
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,0933.7%$3,3993.4%$2,6803.7%$3,9004.1%+$413
Clothing & Footwear$3,5834.3%$3,9413.9%$2,8744.0%$3,3653.5%+$708
Furnishings & equipment $2,9673.6%$4,6274.6%$2,5903.6%$4,3194.5%+$377
Health$5,9497.2%$7,0157.0%$4,3536.1%$6,1956.5%+$1,595
Transport$8,68610.5%$11,11211.0%$7,94811.1%$11,01911.5%+$738
Communications$2,3082.8%$2,3312.3%$1,3301.9%$1,5761.7%+$977
Recreation & Culture$5,5256.7%$10,26910.2%$5,4667.6%$10,80111.3%+$59
Education $2,4863.0%$5,3735.3%$2,3763.3%$5,0965.3%+$111
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,2926.4%$5,4665.4%$3,9515.5%$5,2495.5%+$1,341
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,60314.0%$15,33415.2%$9,24312.9%$13,78714.4%+$2,361
Housing$19,48323.5%$18,07217.9%$19,33127.0%$17,02317.8%+$152
Utilities$4,9326.0%$4,4924.5%$3,9115.5%$4,5434.8%+$1,021
Total Expenditure$82,836100.0%$100,711100.0%$71,698100.0%$95,490100.0%+$11,138
Net Savings$26,65324.3%$18,24115.3%$28,75528.6%$21,49218.4%-$2,101
Total Disposable Income$109,490%$118,952%$100,453%$116,982%+$9,037

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, Victoria: 9.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Victoria: 3.4% Clothing & Footwear, Victoria: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , Victoria: 4.6% Health, Victoria: 7.0% Transport, Victoria: 11.0% Communications, Victoria: 2.3% Recreation & Culture, Victoria: 10.2% Education , Victoria: 5.3% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Victoria: 5.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Victoria: 15.2% Housing, Victoria: 17.9% Utilities, Victoria: 4.5% Food, City of Darebin: 8.4% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: 3.7% Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: 4.3% Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: 3.6% Health, City of Darebin: 7.2% Transport, City of Darebin: 10.5% Communications, City of Darebin: 2.8% Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: 6.7% Education , City of Darebin: 3.0% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: 6.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: 14.0% Housing, City of Darebin: 23.5% Utilities, City of Darebin: 6.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, City of Darebin: +$1,285 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: +$413 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: +$708 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: +$377 Health, City of Darebin: +$1,595 Transport, City of Darebin: +$738 Communications, City of Darebin: +$977 Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: +$59 Education , City of Darebin: +$111 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: +$1,341 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: +$2,361 Housing, City of Darebin: +$152 Utilities, City of Darebin: +$1,021
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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