City of Monash

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $4,705 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 Monash2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$12,1879.6%$10,8269.4%$16,64612.0%$10,4549.5%-4,459
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,3471.9%$3,8163.3%$4,7303.4%$4,6144.2%-2,384
Clothing & Footwear$1,8741.5%$4,5834.0%$2,6151.9%$4,1333.7%-741
Furnishings & equipment $5,2934.2%$5,3494.6%$5,9014.3%$4,8234.4%-608
Health$8,5796.8%$8,2187.1%$8,9796.5%$7,4266.7%-399
Transport$12,2199.7%$12,15310.5%$14,39110.4%$12,38211.2%-2,172
Communications$2,5902.0%$2,5802.2%$2,2941.7%$1,7951.6%+296
Recreation & Culture$12,87510.2%$11,89610.3%$12,5969.1%$11,15910.1%+280
Education $6,7665.3%$6,1645.3%$8,6546.3%$6,1555.6%-1,888
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,4814.3%$6,1855.4%$5,0183.6%$5,8045.3%+464
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $18,30314.5%$17,62415.3%$19,93514.4%$16,41514.9%-1,632
Housing$33,30926.3%$21,00818.2%$29,80021.6%$20,12918.3%+3,510
Utilities$4,7053.7%$4,9124.3%$6,6524.8%$4,9954.5%-1,947
Total Expenditure$126,529100.0%$115,314100.0%$138,212100.0%$110,284100.0%-11,683
Net Savings-$3,667-3.0%$3720.3%-$9,044-7.0%$10,6828.8%+5,377
Total Disposable Income$122,8620%$115,6860%$129,1680%$120,9670%-6,306

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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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