Glenelg Shire

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $4,836 in Glenelg Shire, 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.

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Household expenditure
Glenelg Shire2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$9,72011.2%$11,56710.7%$10,03610.0%$11,0019.4%-317
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7804.4%$4,3804.1%$5,0755.1%$5,5164.7%-1,294
Clothing & Footwear$3,4264.0%$3,9873.7%$3,8563.9%$4,1723.5%-430
Furnishings & equipment $4,5025.2%$5,3014.9%$4,6584.7%$5,0984.3%-156
Health$7,0078.1%$8,2217.6%$7,5047.5%$8,1546.9%-497
Transport$7,3038.4%$7,5567.0%$11,82011.8%$13,13211.2%-4,517
Communications$2,0882.4%$2,4222.2%$1,8221.8%$1,9781.7%+266
Recreation & Culture$8,83710.2%$10,5479.8%$10,20510.2%$11,3839.7%-1,368
Education $5,4926.4%$6,7096.2%$5,5525.6%$6,6885.7%-60
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,4884.0%$3,9173.6%$6,3666.4%$6,4605.5%-2,877
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,90914.9%$15,11914.0%$15,28515.3%$16,70614.2%-2,376
Housing$13,05715.1%$22,20420.6%$12,67312.7%$21,71918.5%+384
Utilities$4,8365.6%$5,7425.3%$5,1305.1%$5,6154.8%-293
Total Expenditure$86,446100.0%$107,671100.0%$99,982100.0%$117,622100.0%-13,536
Net Savings$31,09926.5%$27,36820.3%$11,76110.5%$10,3958.1%+19,338
Total Disposable Income$117,5440%$135,0390%$111,7430%$128,0170%+5,802

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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