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Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $4,166 in the City of Monash, lower compared to Greater Melbourne.

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Household expenditure
City of Monash2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %$ per household% of expenditureGreater Melbourne $Greater Melbourne %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$11,79310.0%$10,3679.0%$11,35710.6%$9,5888.9%+$436
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,0911.8%$3,5333.1%$4,2033.9%$4,2864.0%-$2,112
Clothing & Footwear$1,6681.4%$4,4493.9%$2,6732.5%$4,0363.7%-$1,005
Furnishings & equipment $5,3304.5%$4,9164.3%$4,2454.0%$4,3044.0%+$1,086
Health$7,4946.3%$7,9526.9%$6,4886.0%$6,9906.5%+$1,006
Transport$9,5198.1%$11,66310.2%$10,3009.6%$12,25011.4%-$781
Communications$2,2781.9%$2,5782.2%$1,8341.7%$1,7211.6%+$445
Recreation & Culture$11,7309.9%$10,8809.5%$8,8388.2%$10,3409.6%+$2,891
Education $5,8024.9%$6,2785.5%$4,9584.6%$6,1145.7%+$844
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,9734.2%$6,2595.5%$4,7214.4%$5,9085.5%+$252
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $16,01913.6%$16,99714.8%$13,76212.8%$14,95913.9%+$2,257
Housing$35,23029.8%$23,96320.9%$28,12826.2%$22,40620.8%+$7,102
Utilities$4,1663.5%$4,7614.2%$5,8355.4%$4,9974.6%-$1,669
Total Expenditure$118,093100.0%$114,596100.0%$107,342100.0%$107,899100.0%+$10,752
Net Savings$6,4105.1%$6,5805.4%$15,24212.4%$12,17710.1%-$8,833
Total Disposable Income$124,503%$121,177%$122,584%$120,076%+$1,919

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Household expenditure 2017/18
Household expenditure 2017/18 Food, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Greater Melbourne: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Greater Melbourne: 3.9% Furnishings & equipment , Greater Melbourne: 4.3% Health, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% Transport, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Communications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Education , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Greater Melbourne: 5.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Greater Melbourne: 14.8% Housing, Greater Melbourne: 20.9% Utilities, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Food, City of Monash: 10.0% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Monash: 1.8% Clothing & Footwear, City of Monash: 1.4% Furnishings & equipment , City of Monash: 4.5% Health, City of Monash: 6.3% Transport, City of Monash: 8.1% Communications, City of Monash: 1.9% Recreation & Culture, City of Monash: 9.9% Education , City of Monash: 4.9% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Monash: 4.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Monash: 13.6% Housing, City of Monash: 29.8% Utilities, City of Monash: 3.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in household expenditure, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Food, City of Monash: +$436 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of Monash: -$2,112 Clothing & Footwear, City of Monash: -$1,005 Furnishings & equipment , City of Monash: +$1,086 Health, City of Monash: +$1,006 Transport, City of Monash: -$781 Communications, City of Monash: +$445 Recreation & Culture, City of Monash: +$2,891 Education , City of Monash: +$844 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of Monash: +$252 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of Monash: +$2,257 Housing, City of Monash: +$7,102 Utilities, City of Monash: -$1,669
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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