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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 Darebin2017/182003/04Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2003/04 to 2017/18
Food$8,9358.7%$10,6219.3%$7,2739.2%$9,3759.8%+$1,661
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2583.2%$3,7663.3%$3,9795.0%$4,8025.0%-$721
Clothing & Footwear$3,9183.8%$4,5234.0%$1,8642.4%$2,4152.5%+$2,054
Furnishings & equipment $4,3954.3%$5,3234.7%$2,8103.5%$3,9084.1%+$1,585
Health$7,6967.5%$8,0537.1%$4,4995.7%$5,7646.0%+$3,198
Transport$10,30410.0%$12,34010.8%$9,30711.8%$10,97011.5%+$997
Communications$2,5962.5%$2,6662.3%$1,0991.4%$1,3591.4%+$1,497
Recreation & Culture$9,3179.1%$11,82810.4%$7,0228.9%$9,95110.4%+$2,295
Education $4,3804.3%$5,9825.2%$2,5183.2%$5,0475.3%+$1,862
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,6295.5%$6,1915.4%$5,8817.4%$6,0766.3%-$252
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,45215.0%$17,54215.4%$10,42113.2%$13,43014.0%+$5,031
Housing$22,05421.5%$20,30117.8%$18,75523.7%$17,56518.3%+$3,300
Utilities$4,8784.7%$4,9094.3%$3,7294.7%$5,0985.3%+$1,149
Total Expenditure$102,812100.0%$114,045100.0%$79,157100.0%$95,759100.0%+$23,655
Net Savings$-179-0.2%$3,9693.4%$3,2113.9%$1,8561.9%-$3,389
Total Disposable Income$102,634%$118,014%$82,367%$97,615%+$20,266

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, 2003/04 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2003/04 to 2017/18 Food, City of Darebin: +$1,661 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: -$721 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: +$2,054 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: +$1,585 Health, City of Darebin: +$3,198 Transport, City of Darebin: +$997 Communications, City of Darebin: +$1,497 Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: +$2,295 Education , City of Darebin: +$1,862 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: -$252 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: +$5,031 Housing, City of Darebin: +$3,300 Utilities, City of Darebin: +$1,149
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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