City of Monash

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $5,504 in the City of Monash, 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 Monash2019/202014/15Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2014/15 - 2019/20
Food$10,9169.5%$10,9959.7%$9,8008.5%$10,3899.0%+1,116
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,1553.6%$4,1963.7%$4,9014.3%$5,1714.5%-746
Clothing & Footwear$4,0003.5%$4,0433.6%$3,7143.2%$3,9283.4%+286
Furnishings & equipment $5,3074.6%$5,3454.7%$4,6964.1%$4,9404.3%+611
Health$7,9376.9%$8,0107.1%$7,5246.5%$7,9536.9%+413
Transport$9,8118.6%$10,6279.4%$12,75211.1%$12,98711.3%-2,942
Communications$2,3922.1%$2,4162.1%$1,7221.5%$1,8191.6%+669
Recreation & Culture$11,0479.7%$10,9839.7%$10,7329.3%$11,2509.8%+315
Education $6,5525.7%$6,4595.7%$6,3545.5%$6,4455.6%+199
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,0604.4%$5,1814.6%$6,0245.2%$6,3095.5%-965
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,78314.7%$17,11915.2%$16,12014.0%$17,17814.9%+663
Housing$24,92621.8%$21,96019.5%$25,48622.1%$21,13118.4%-560
Utilities$5,5044.8%$5,5474.9%$5,2704.6%$5,5704.8%+234
Total Expenditure$114,389100.0%$112,880100.0%$115,095100.0%$115,070100.0%-706
Net Savings$18,92814.2%$15,52512.1%$19,12014.2%$12,87910.1%-192
Total Disposable Income$133,3170%$128,4050%$134,2150%$127,9490%-897

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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