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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 Darebin2016/172003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2003/04 to 2016/17
Food$6,9298.4%$9,2809.2%$6,2209.1%$8,0749.8%+$709
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,0933.7%$3,3993.4%$3,3424.9%$4,1345.0%-$249
Clothing & Footwear$3,5834.3%$3,9413.9%$1,5992.3%$2,0752.5%+$1,984
Furnishings & equipment $2,9673.6%$4,6274.6%$2,4473.6%$3,3614.1%+$521
Health$5,9497.2%$7,0157.0%$3,9415.8%$4,9626.0%+$2,008
Transport$8,68610.5%$11,11211.0%$7,95911.7%$9,44911.5%+$727
Communications$2,3082.8%$2,3312.3%$9561.4%$1,1711.4%+$1,352
Recreation & Culture$5,5256.7%$10,26910.2%$6,2089.1%$8,56410.4%-$683
Education $2,4863.0%$5,3735.3%$2,2093.2%$4,3475.3%+$277
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,2926.4%$5,4665.4%$4,9727.3%$5,2316.3%+$320
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $11,60314.0%$15,33415.2%$9,03613.3%$11,56714.0%+$2,567
Housing$19,48323.5%$18,07217.9%$16,00823.5%$15,13618.4%+$3,475
Utilities$4,9326.0%$4,4924.5%$3,2134.7%$4,3825.3%+$1,719
Total Expenditure$82,836100.0%$100,711100.0%$68,109100.0%$82,453100.0%+$14,727
Net Savings$26,65324.3%$18,24115.3%$14,20317.3%$15,16115.5%+$12,451
Total Disposable Income$109,490%$118,952%$82,312%$97,614%+$27,178

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, 2003/04 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2016/17 Food, City of Darebin: +$709 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: -$249 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: +$1,984 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: +$521 Health, City of Darebin: +$2,008 Transport, City of Darebin: +$727 Communications, City of Darebin: +$1,352 Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: -$683 Education , City of Darebin: +$277 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: +$320 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: +$2,567 Housing, City of Darebin: +$3,475 Utilities, City of Darebin: +$1,719
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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