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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 Darebin2017/182009/10Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %$ per household% of expenditureVictoria $Victoria %2009/10 to 2017/18
Food$8,9358.7%$10,6219.3%$6,9158.4%$9,9039.5%+$2,019
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2583.2%$3,7663.3%$3,4304.2%$4,5884.4%-$171
Clothing & Footwear$3,9183.8%$4,5234.0%$3,3824.1%$3,7113.5%+$536
Furnishings & equipment $4,3954.3%$5,3234.7%$2,8713.5%$4,4424.2%+$1,524
Health$7,6967.5%$8,0537.1%$4,9746.0%$6,7246.4%+$2,723
Transport$10,30410.0%$12,34010.8%$8,56810.4%$11,37410.9%+$1,736
Communications$2,5962.5%$2,6662.3%$1,4531.8%$1,6451.6%+$1,143
Recreation & Culture$9,3179.1%$11,82810.4%$5,6456.8%$10,88210.4%+$3,672
Education $4,3804.3%$5,9825.2%$2,7433.3%$5,6525.4%+$1,637
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,6295.5%$6,1915.4%$4,7445.8%$5,9015.6%+$885
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,45215.0%$17,54215.4%$11,30513.7%$15,49014.8%+$4,146
Housing$22,05421.5%$20,30117.8%$21,32425.9%$19,15018.3%+$730
Utilities$4,8784.7%$4,9094.3%$5,0816.2%$5,2645.0%-$203
Total Expenditure$102,812100.0%$114,045100.0%$82,436100.0%$104,726100.0%+$20,376
Net Savings$-179-0.2%$3,9693.4%$19,03218.8%$9,0748.0%-$19,211
Total Disposable Income$102,634%$118,014%$101,468%$113,800%+$1,166

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, 2009/10 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2009/10 to 2017/18 Food, City of Darebin: +$2,019 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Darebin: -$171 Clothing & Footwear, City of Darebin: +$536 Furnishings & equipment , City of Darebin: +$1,524 Health, City of Darebin: +$2,723 Transport, City of Darebin: +$1,736 Communications, City of Darebin: +$1,143 Recreation & Culture, City of Darebin: +$3,672 Education , City of Darebin: +$1,637 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Darebin: +$885 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Darebin: +$4,146 Housing, City of Darebin: +$730 Utilities, City of Darebin: -$203
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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