City of Monash

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $5,726 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Monash2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$11,41010.6%$11,56710.7%$10,2788.8%$11,0019.4%+1,131
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$4,2834.0%$4,3804.1%$5,1774.4%$5,5164.7%-894
Clothing & Footwear$3,8903.6%$3,9873.7%$3,9053.3%$4,1723.5%-14
Furnishings & equipment $5,2224.8%$5,3014.9%$4,7984.1%$5,0984.3%+424
Health$8,0577.5%$8,2217.6%$7,6366.5%$8,1546.9%+421
Transport$6,7416.2%$7,5567.0%$12,68610.9%$13,13211.2%-5,945
Communications$2,3662.2%$2,4222.2%$1,8541.6%$1,9781.7%+512
Recreation & Culture$10,4289.7%$10,5479.8%$10,8519.3%$11,3839.7%-422
Education $6,6456.1%$6,7096.2%$6,4845.5%$6,6885.7%+161
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,7613.5%$3,9173.6%$6,2225.3%$6,4605.5%-2,460
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,62513.5%$15,11914.0%$15,49013.3%$16,70614.2%-865
Housing$24,90423.0%$22,20420.6%$26,18622.4%$21,71918.5%-1,282
Utilities$5,7265.3%$5,7425.3%$5,2744.5%$5,6154.8%+452
Total Expenditure$108,057100.0%$107,671100.0%$116,839100.0%$117,622100.0%-8,782
Net Savings$28,69921.0%$27,36820.3%$16,15812.1%$10,3958.1%+12,541
Total Disposable Income$136,7560%$135,0390%$132,9970%$128,0170%+3,759

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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