City of Joondalup

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $2,851 in the City of Joondalup, lower compared to Western Australia.

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 Joondalup2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$12,10810.3%$12,42111.0%$12,2209.6%$11,95410.3%-112
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,1723.5%$4,2213.7%$5,2724.1%$5,1284.4%-1,100
Clothing & Footwear$3,8783.3%$3,9143.5%$3,8993.1%$3,7703.2%-21
Furnishings & equipment $5,4794.7%$5,5915.0%$5,7384.5%$5,6484.8%-259
Health$9,3497.9%$9,4888.4%$8,4356.6%$8,1937.0%+914
Transport$9,7398.3%$9,6558.6%$15,49912.2%$13,38411.5%-5,760
Communications$2,3512.0%$2,3782.1%$2,0031.6%$1,9451.7%+348
Recreation & Culture$10,3788.8%$10,6339.4%$10,7268.4%$10,4809.0%-348
Education $6,2525.3%$5,8315.2%$6,2064.9%$5,6164.8%+46
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,9965.9%$6,9536.2%$8,5946.8%$7,8496.7%-1,598
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $15,94813.6%$16,17214.3%$17,39013.7%$16,86814.5%-1,441
Housing$28,19024.0%$22,68920.1%$27,66421.7%$22,12319.0%+527
Utilities$2,8512.4%$2,9602.6%$3,5832.8%$3,5223.0%-733
Total Expenditure$117,690100.0%$112,906100.0%$127,227100.0%$116,478100.0%-9,537
Net Savings$50,80830.2%$41,49826.9%$49,65428.1%$40,47625.8%+1,155
Total Disposable Income$168,4990%$154,4040%$176,8810%$156,9540%-8,383

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 Joondalup

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