City of Glen Eira

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $6,621 in the City of Glen Eira, higher 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Glen Eira2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$13,57710.7%$11,56710.7%$12,6949.2%$11,0019.4%+883
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$5,2604.2%$4,3804.1%$6,5134.7%$5,5164.7%-1,254
Clothing & Footwear$4,8473.8%$3,9873.7%$4,9733.6%$4,1723.5%-126
Furnishings & equipment $6,2544.9%$5,3014.9%$5,9424.3%$5,0984.3%+311
Health$9,8477.8%$8,2217.6%$9,6137.0%$8,1546.9%+235
Transport$7,2835.8%$7,5567.0%$13,88410.1%$13,13211.2%-6,601
Communications$2,9172.3%$2,4222.2%$2,3401.7%$1,9781.7%+578
Recreation & Culture$12,3999.8%$10,5479.8%$13,0099.4%$11,3839.7%-610
Education $8,4126.6%$6,7096.2%$8,2486.0%$6,6885.7%+164
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8093.8%$3,9173.6%$7,7345.6%$6,4605.5%-2,925
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,02614.2%$15,11914.0%$19,58714.2%$16,70614.2%-1,561
Housing$26,30820.8%$22,20420.6%$27,27019.7%$21,71918.5%-962
Utilities$6,6215.2%$5,7425.3%$6,3394.6%$5,6154.8%+281
Total Expenditure$126,561100.0%$107,671100.0%$138,147100.0%$117,622100.0%-11,586
Net Savings$38,80023.5%$27,36820.3%$18,49511.8%$10,3958.1%+20,304
Total Disposable Income$165,3610%$135,0390%$156,6420%$128,0170%+8,718

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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

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City of Glen Eira

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