City of Kingston

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $5,188 in the City of Kingston, 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
City of Kingston2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2013/14 - 2018/19
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,7052.7%$3,8163.3%$4,3964.2%$4,6144.2%-691
Clothing & Footwear$2,7392.0%$4,5834.0%$3,5733.4%$4,1333.7%-834
Furnishings & equipment $6,4304.6%$5,3494.6%$3,3903.3%$4,8234.4%+3,039
Recreation & Culture$14,96310.7%$11,89610.3%$5,9835.8%$11,15910.1%+8,980
Education $8,6996.2%$6,1645.3%$4,0943.9%$6,1555.6%+4,606
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,5324.0%$6,1855.4%$5,9015.7%$5,8045.3%-369
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $21,46715.4%$17,62415.3%$13,02312.6%$16,41514.9%+8,444
Total Expenditure$139,609100.0%$115,314100.0%$103,725100.0%$110,284100.0%+35,883
Net Savings-$16,909-13.8%$3720.3%$20,26816.3%$10,6828.8%-37,177
Total Disposable Income$122,7000%$115,6860%$123,9930%$120,9670%-1,293

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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