City of Greater Geelong

Household expenditure

In 2021/22, household expenditure on utilities was $4,748 in the City of Greater Geelong, 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Greater Geelong2021/222016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2016/17 - 2021/22
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,8943.9%$4,5844.0%$5,6385.1%$6,0935.0%-1,744
Clothing & Footwear$4,1414.2%$4,8974.3%$3,9783.6%$4,3053.5%+163
Furnishings & equipment $4,7544.8%$5,6044.9%$5,0494.5%$5,4544.5%-294
Recreation & Culture$10,92211.0%$12,87711.2%$10,8789.8%$11,6969.6%+44
Education $4,2224.2%$5,0624.4%$4,5844.1%$5,0874.2%-362
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,4474.5%$5,3424.7%$6,3575.7%$6,9665.7%-1,910
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,57413.6%$15,89713.9%$16,48314.8%$17,47814.4%-2,910
Total Expenditure$99,461100.0%$114,765100.0%$111,344100.0%$121,395100.0%-11,883
Net Savings$19,31216.3%$23,58617.0%$7,9936.7%$11,5018.7%+11,320
Total Disposable Income$118,7740%$138,3520%$119,3360%$132,8960%-563

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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

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City of Greater Geelong

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