Hobsons Bay City

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $5,807 in Hobsons Bay City, 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
Hobsons Bay City2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$11,66310.8%$11,56710.7%$11,2509.4%$11,0019.4%+413
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,3934.1%$4,3804.1%$5,6094.7%$5,5164.7%-1,216
Clothing & Footwear$4,0163.7%$3,9873.7%$4,2523.6%$4,1723.5%-236
Furnishings & equipment $5,3204.9%$5,3014.9%$5,1694.3%$5,0984.3%+151
Health$8,2767.7%$8,2217.6%$8,3157.0%$8,1546.9%-38
Transport$6,2045.8%$7,5567.0%$12,20010.2%$13,13211.2%-5,997
Communications$2,4312.3%$2,4222.2%$2,0131.7%$1,9781.7%+418
Recreation & Culture$10,5069.8%$10,5479.8%$11,3429.5%$11,3839.7%-835
Education $6,6506.2%$6,7096.2%$6,6465.6%$6,6885.7%+4
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,7513.5%$3,9173.6%$6,6285.6%$6,4605.5%-2,877
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,02914.0%$15,11914.0%$16,82114.1%$16,70614.2%-1,792
Housing$23,56621.9%$22,20420.6%$23,07719.4%$21,71918.5%+489
Utilities$5,8075.4%$5,7425.3%$5,7384.8%$5,6154.8%+69
Total Expenditure$107,614100.0%$107,671100.0%$119,060100.0%$117,622100.0%-11,446
Net Savings$29,41921.5%$27,36820.3%$11,7339.0%$10,3958.1%+17,686
Total Disposable Income$137,0330%$135,0390%$130,7930%$128,0170%+6,240

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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Hobsons Bay City

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