City of Melton

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $5,605 in the City of Melton, 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Melton2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$11,15110.6%$11,56710.7%$10,5269.2%$11,0019.4%+626
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,1674.0%$4,3804.1%$5,2424.6%$5,5164.7%-1,075
Clothing & Footwear$3,8173.6%$3,9873.7%$3,9873.5%$4,1723.5%-170
Furnishings & equipment $5,0444.8%$5,3014.9%$4,8154.2%$5,0984.3%+229
Health$7,8777.5%$8,2217.6%$7,7816.8%$8,1546.9%+96
Transport$8,0177.6%$7,5567.0%$13,55811.9%$13,13211.2%-5,541
Communications$2,3082.2%$2,4222.2%$1,8841.7%$1,9781.7%+424
Recreation & Culture$10,2659.8%$10,5479.8%$11,0369.7%$11,3839.7%-771
Education $6,8596.5%$6,7096.2%$7,0576.2%$6,6885.7%-199
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,4493.3%$3,9173.6%$5,8125.1%$6,4605.5%-2,364
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,95614.2%$15,11914.0%$16,50014.5%$16,70614.2%-1,544
Housing$21,60420.6%$22,20420.6%$20,27217.8%$21,71918.5%+1,332
Utilities$5,6055.3%$5,7425.3%$5,4024.7%$5,6154.8%+203
Total Expenditure$105,119100.0%$107,671100.0%$113,872100.0%$117,622100.0%-8,753
Net Savings$18,49115.0%$27,36820.3%$1,9241.7%$10,3958.1%+16,567
Total Disposable Income$123,6090%$135,0390%$115,7950%$128,0170%+7,814

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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