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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 Darebin2017/182005/06Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2005/06 to 2017/18
Food$8,9358.7%$10,6219.3%$8,3349.2%$9,6449.7%+$600
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2583.2%$3,7663.3%$4,7645.3%$5,0145.0%-$1,506
Clothing & Footwear$3,9183.8%$4,5234.0%$2,6282.9%$2,6382.6%+$1,290
Furnishings & equipment $4,3954.3%$5,3234.7%$3,1653.5%$3,8943.9%+$1,229
Health$7,6967.5%$8,0537.1%$5,4036.0%$6,1676.2%+$2,293
Transport$10,30410.0%$12,34010.8%$10,31611.4%$11,17111.2%-$12
Communications$2,5962.5%$2,6662.3%$1,4111.6%$1,5271.5%+$1,185
Recreation & Culture$9,3179.1%$11,82810.4%$7,5738.4%$10,24510.3%+$1,744
Education $4,3804.3%$5,9825.2%$3,0303.4%$5,1885.2%+$1,350
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,6295.5%$6,1915.4%$6,7307.4%$6,1006.1%-$1,101
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,45215.0%$17,54215.4%$13,70415.2%$14,81914.9%+$1,747
Housing$22,05421.5%$20,30117.8%$19,06321.1%$18,22418.3%+$2,991
Utilities$4,8784.7%$4,9094.3%$4,3134.8%$5,0255.0%+$565
Total Expenditure$102,812100.0%$114,045100.0%$90,436100.0%$99,657100.0%+$12,377
Net Savings$-179-0.2%$3,9693.4%$-3,272-3.8%$2,4472.4%+$3,093
Total Disposable Income$102,634%$118,014%$87,164%$102,105%+$15,470

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, 2005/06 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2005/06 to 2017/18 Food, City of Darebin: +$600 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: -$1,506 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: +$1,290 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: +$1,229 Health, City of Darebin: +$2,293 Transport, City of Darebin: -$12 Communications, City of Darebin: +$1,185 Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: +$1,744 Education , City of Darebin: +$1,350 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: -$1,101 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: +$1,747 Housing, City of Darebin: +$2,991 Utilities, City of Darebin: +$565
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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