City of Port Phillip

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $3,733 in City of Port Phillip, 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 Port Phillip2018/192013/14Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2013/14 - 2018/19
Food$6,8016.6%$10,8269.4%$5,9566.0%$10,4549.5%+845
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,0071.9%$3,8163.3%$2,1142.1%$4,6144.2%-107
Clothing & Footwear$2,5702.5%$4,5834.0%$4,5924.6%$4,1333.7%-2,022
Furnishings & equipment $4,8234.7%$5,3494.6%$4,1084.1%$4,8234.4%+715
Health$9,0738.8%$8,2187.1%$7,5897.6%$7,4266.7%+1,484
Transport$14,72814.3%$12,15310.5%$16,36116.4%$12,38211.2%-1,632
Communications$2,1412.1%$2,5802.2%$1,5501.5%$1,7951.6%+592
Recreation & Culture$11,31811.0%$11,89610.3%$7,8137.8%$11,15910.1%+3,505
Education $5,1205.0%$6,1645.3%$2,8062.8%$6,1555.6%+2,314
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $5,4765.3%$6,1855.4%$5,9375.9%$5,8045.3%-462
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,41914.0%$17,62415.3%$13,89013.9%$16,41514.9%+529
Housing$20,96120.3%$21,00818.2%$22,08722.1%$20,12918.3%-1,126
Utilities$3,7333.6%$4,9124.3%$5,1895.2%$4,9954.5%-1,456
Total Expenditure$103,170100.0%$115,314100.0%$99,992100.0%$110,284100.0%+3,178
Net Savings$19,08115.6%$3720.3%$30,94623.6%$10,6828.8%-11,866
Total Disposable Income$122,2500%$115,6860%$130,9380%$120,9670%-8,688

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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