Glenelg Shire

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $5,405 in Glenelg Shire, 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
Glenelg Shire2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2013/14 - 2018/19
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,1223.8%$3,8163.3%$5,7404.1%$4,6144.2%-1,618
Clothing & Footwear$3,4763.2%$4,5834.0%$3,5202.5%$4,1333.7%-44
Furnishings & equipment $7,7697.1%$5,3494.6%$9,4546.8%$4,8234.4%-1,684
Recreation & Culture$17,76216.3%$11,89610.3%$23,25816.6%$11,15910.1%-5,496
Education $5,9815.5%$6,1645.3%$11,9418.5%$6,1555.6%-5,960
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,8334.4%$6,1855.4%$4,9413.5%$5,8045.3%-108
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,86220.1%$17,62415.3%$25,95218.6%$16,41514.9%-4,090
Total Expenditure$108,771100.0%$115,314100.0%$139,805100.0%$110,284100.0%-31,033
Net Savings-$8,050-8.0%$3720.3%-$30,073-27.4%$10,6828.8%+22,024
Total Disposable Income$100,7220%$115,6860%$109,7310%$120,9670%-9,010

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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

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