City of Melville

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $3,367 in the City of Melville, 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 Melville2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$$ per household% of expenditureWestern AustraliaWestern Australia$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$12,05110.3%$12,01610.8%$11,1779.3%$11,6159.9%+873
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,1573.5%$4,0383.6%$5,0244.2%$5,1374.4%-867
Clothing & Footwear$3,5103.0%$3,4203.1%$3,6313.0%$3,7003.2%-121
Furnishings & equipment $5,1354.4%$5,0064.5%$5,5714.6%$5,6904.9%-437
Health$8,4687.2%$8,2927.5%$7,8526.5%$8,0656.9%+616
Transport$11,1079.5%$10,8489.8%$13,29711.1%$13,45011.5%-2,190
Communications$2,4082.1%$2,3442.1%$1,8181.5%$1,8571.6%+590
Recreation & Culture$10,0448.6%$9,9328.9%$10,3668.6%$10,6729.1%-322
Education $5,9575.1%$5,6235.1%$5,5404.6%$5,4434.6%+417
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $7,2646.2%$6,7276.1%$8,4947.1%$8,1827.0%-1,230
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $17,44414.9%$17,04615.4%$17,37414.5%$17,74315.1%+70
Housing$26,46222.5%$22,32420.1%$26,75322.3%$22,22919.0%-291
Utilities$3,3672.9%$3,4243.1%$3,2222.7%$3,4743.0%+145
Total Expenditure$117,374100.0%$111,040100.0%$120,121100.0%$117,256100.0%-2,747
Net Savings$53,74131.4%$35,56624.3%$64,65535.0%$47,20628.7%-10,914
Total Disposable Income$171,1150%$146,6070%$184,7760%$164,4610%-13,660

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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