City of Kingston

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $5,523 in the City of Kingston, 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
City of Kingston2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$11,0069.5%$10,9959.7%$10,2988.9%$10,3899.0%+708
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,2833.7%$4,1963.7%$5,1974.5%$5,1714.5%-914
Clothing & Footwear$4,1373.6%$4,0433.6%$3,9473.4%$3,9283.4%+190
Furnishings & equipment $5,4244.7%$5,3454.7%$4,9774.3%$4,9404.3%+446
Health$8,1437.1%$8,0107.1%$7,9626.9%$7,9536.9%+181
Transport$10,0458.7%$10,6279.4%$11,97510.4%$12,98711.3%-1,930
Communications$2,4662.1%$2,4162.1%$1,8271.6%$1,8191.6%+639
Recreation & Culture$10,9019.4%$10,9839.7%$11,0259.5%$11,2509.8%-124
Education $6,5895.7%$6,4595.7%$6,4285.6%$6,4455.6%+160
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,3634.6%$5,1814.6%$6,2215.4%$6,3095.5%-859
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,30415.0%$17,11915.2%$17,11014.8%$17,17814.9%+194
Housing$24,19321.0%$21,96019.5%$23,20120.1%$21,13118.4%+992
Utilities$5,5234.8%$5,5474.9%$5,4614.7%$5,5704.8%+62
Total Expenditure$115,377100.0%$112,880100.0%$115,630100.0%$115,070100.0%-254
Net Savings$18,53413.8%$15,52512.1%$15,20311.6%$12,87910.1%+3,331
Total Disposable Income$133,9110%$128,4050%$130,8340%$127,9490%+3,077

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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