City of Merri-bek

Household expenditure

In 2022/23, household expenditure on utilities was $4,440 in the City of Merri-bek, 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Merri-bek2022/232016/17Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2016/17 - 2022/23
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,6143.4%$4,1463.5%$5,3204.7%$6,0735.0%-1,706
Clothing & Footwear$4,6114.3%$5,2684.5%$3,5583.2%$4,0493.3%+1,054
Furnishings & equipment $4,5654.3%$5,2444.5%$4,7404.2%$5,4204.5%-175
Recreation & Culture$11,47710.7%$13,33311.3%$10,0208.9%$11,5749.5%+1,456
Education $4,1293.9%$5,0794.3%$4,2303.8%$5,0574.2%-101
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,7565.4%$6,5705.6%$5,9985.3%$7,0085.8%-242
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $12,84512.0%$15,61913.3%$14,39212.8%$17,19914.2%-1,547
Total Expenditure$106,790100.0%$117,628100.0%$112,476100.0%$121,400100.0%-5,686
Net Savings$15,05112.4%$15,17211.4%$12,3369.9%$11,8948.9%+2,715
Total Disposable Income$121,8400%$132,8000%$124,8120%$133,2950%-2,971

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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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