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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 Darebin2017/182008/09Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2008/09 to 2017/18
Food$8,9358.7%$10,6219.3%$6,5798.4%$9,9749.7%+$2,356
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2583.2%$3,7663.3%$3,2664.2%$4,5994.5%-$7
Clothing & Footwear$3,9183.8%$4,5234.0%$3,0323.9%$3,4673.4%+$886
Furnishings & equipment $4,3954.3%$5,3234.7%$2,6223.3%$4,2664.1%+$1,773
Health$7,6967.5%$8,0537.1%$4,6025.9%$6,6326.4%+$3,094
Transport$10,30410.0%$12,34010.8%$8,26510.6%$11,37011.0%+$2,039
Communications$2,5962.5%$2,6662.3%$1,3311.7%$1,6341.6%+$1,265
Recreation & Culture$9,3179.1%$11,82810.4%$5,5287.1%$10,77410.4%+$3,790
Education $4,3804.3%$5,9825.2%$2,6303.4%$5,4295.3%+$1,750
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,6295.5%$6,1915.4%$4,6636.0%$5,9445.8%+$966
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,45215.0%$17,54215.4%$10,64813.6%$15,24614.8%+$4,803
Housing$22,05421.5%$20,30117.8%$20,77026.5%$18,95718.4%+$1,284
Utilities$4,8784.7%$4,9094.3%$4,3495.6%$4,8454.7%+$529
Total Expenditure$102,812100.0%$114,045100.0%$78,285100.0%$103,138100.0%+$24,527
Net Savings$-179-0.2%$3,9693.4%$22,95822.7%$11,3939.9%-$23,137
Total Disposable Income$102,634%$118,014%$101,244%$114,531%+$1,390

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, 2008/09 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2008/09 to 2017/18 Food, City of Darebin: +$2,356 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: -$7 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: +$886 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: +$1,773 Health, City of Darebin: +$3,094 Transport, City of Darebin: +$2,039 Communications, City of Darebin: +$1,265 Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: +$3,790 Education , City of Darebin: +$1,750 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: +$966 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: +$4,803 Housing, City of Darebin: +$1,284 Utilities, City of Darebin: +$529
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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