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City of South Perth

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $2,809 in City of South Perth, lower compared to Greater Perth.

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 South Perth2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Perth $Greater Perth %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Perth $Greater Perth %2013/14 to 2018/19
Food$16,42812.2%$10,7589.9%$17,51212.2%$10,8259.7%-$1,084
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,3191.7%$2,9172.7%$3,4002.4%$3,8693.5%-$1,081
Clothing & Footwear$1,4851.1%$3,4173.2%$1,5181.1%$3,5023.1%-$32
Furnishings & equipment $5,9734.4%$4,0763.8%$8,0965.6%$4,9254.4%-$2,124
Health$10,9028.1%$7,8157.2%$11,5528.0%$7,0616.3%-$650
Transport$11,0078.2%$12,87711.9%$13,2309.2%$14,21812.7%-$2,223
Communications$2,3311.7%$2,2202.0%$1,6601.2%$1,6481.5%+$671
Recreation & Culture$12,5149.3%$8,4237.8%$14,0309.8%$9,0558.1%-$1,515
Education $11,3958.5%$5,1774.8%$12,0428.4%$5,2094.7%-$647
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,6114.2%$6,6196.1%$5,9084.1%$7,4106.6%-$297
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,78512.4%$15,31614.1%$17,69112.3%$15,21513.6%-$906
Housing$35,28726.2%$25,87723.9%$33,87223.6%$25,87023.1%+$1,415
Utilities$2,8092.1%$2,8442.6%$3,0292.1%$3,0722.7%-$220
Total Expenditure$134,847100.0%$108,337100.0%$143,539100.0%$111,879100.0%-$8,692
Net Savings$22,17114.1%$36,23525.1%$24,85114.8%$41,68527.1%-$2,679
Total Disposable Income$157,018%$144,571%$168,390%$153,564%-$11,372

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19
Household expenditure 2018/19 Food, Greater Perth: 9.9% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Perth: 2.7% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Perth: 3.2% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Perth: 3.8% Health, Greater Perth: 7.2% Transport, Greater Perth: 11.9% Communications, Greater Perth: 2.0% Recreation & Culture, Greater Perth: 7.8% Education , Greater Perth: 4.8% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Perth: 6.1% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Perth: 14.1% Housing, Greater Perth: 23.9% Utilities, Greater Perth: 2.6% Food, City of South Perth: 12.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of South Perth: 1.7% Clothing & Footwear, City of South Perth: 1.1% Furnishings & equipment , City of South Perth: 4.4% Health, City of South Perth: 8.1% Transport, City of South Perth: 8.2% Communications, City of South Perth: 1.7% Recreation & Culture, City of South Perth: 9.3% Education , City of South Perth: 8.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of South Perth: 4.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of South Perth: 12.4% Housing, City of South Perth: 26.2% Utilities, City of South Perth: 2.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in household expenditure, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Food, City of South Perth: -$1,084 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of South Perth: -$1,081 Clothing & Footwear, City of South Perth: -$32 Furnishings & equipment , City of South Perth: -$2,124 Health, City of South Perth: -$650 Transport, City of South Perth: -$2,223 Communications, City of South Perth: +$671 Recreation & Culture, City of South Perth: -$1,515 Education , City of South Perth: -$647 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of South Perth: -$297 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of South Perth: -$906 Housing, City of South Perth: +$1,415 Utilities, City of South Perth: -$220
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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