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City of South Perth

Household expenditure

In 2017/18, household expenditure on utilities was $2,890 in the City of South Perth, lower compared to Western Australia.

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 South Perth2017/182012/13Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %2012/13 to 2017/18
Food$17,01111.7%$11,90410.3%$16,54011.7%$11,99310.1%+$472
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,5441.7%$3,6213.1%$3,2312.3%$4,7013.9%-$687
Clothing & Footwear$1,9141.3%$3,9533.4%$1,5511.1%$4,0203.4%+$363
Furnishings & equipment $7,6575.2%$5,2174.5%$8,6676.1%$5,8634.9%-$1,010
Health$11,7578.1%$8,3817.3%$11,1757.9%$7,8216.6%+$581
Transport$11,7748.1%$12,02210.4%$12,3458.7%$13,34111.2%-$570
Communications$2,6601.8%$2,5602.2%$1,6511.2%$1,8371.5%+$1,009
Recreation & Culture$14,85010.2%$10,1458.8%$15,10610.7%$11,1149.3%-$257
Education $11,9918.2%$5,1984.5%$11,7968.3%$5,2294.4%+$196
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $6,1644.2%$7,4796.5%$4,9663.5%$8,1386.8%+$1,198
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $19,61813.4%$17,25715.0%$16,33511.6%$17,00314.3%+$3,283
Housing$35,18524.1%$24,47621.2%$35,29225.0%$24,91020.9%-$107
Utilities$2,8902.0%$3,0402.6%$2,6861.9%$3,2042.7%+$204
Total Expenditure$146,015100.0%$115,250100.0%$141,340100.0%$119,172100.0%+$4,675
Net Savings$7,4844.9%$24,57517.6%$20,00012.4%$35,06922.7%-$12,516
Total Disposable Income$153,499%$139,825%$161,340%$154,241%-$7,841

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, Western Australia: 10.3% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Western Australia: 3.1% Clothing & Footwear, Western Australia: 3.4% Furnishings & equipment , Western Australia: 4.5% Health, Western Australia: 7.3% Transport, Western Australia: 10.4% Communications, Western Australia: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Western Australia: 8.8% Education , Western Australia: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Western Australia: 6.5% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Western Australia: 15.0% Housing, Western Australia: 21.2% Utilities, Western Australia: 2.6% Food, City of South Perth: 11.7% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of South Perth: 1.7% Clothing & Footwear, City of South Perth: 1.3% Furnishings & equipment , City of South Perth: 5.2% Health, City of South Perth: 8.1% Transport, City of South Perth: 8.1% Communications, City of South Perth: 1.8% Recreation & Culture, City of South Perth: 10.2% Education , City of South Perth: 8.2% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of South Perth: 4.2% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of South Perth: 13.4% Housing, City of South Perth: 24.1% Utilities, City of South Perth: 2.0%
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 South Perth: +$472 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of South Perth: -$687 Clothing & Footwear, City of South Perth: +$363 Furnishings & equipment , City of South Perth: -$1,010 Health, City of South Perth: +$581 Transport, City of South Perth: -$570 Communications, City of South Perth: +$1,009 Recreation & Culture, City of South Perth: -$257 Education , City of South Perth: +$196 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of South Perth: +$1,198 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of South Perth: +$3,283 Housing, City of South Perth: -$107 Utilities, City of South Perth: +$204
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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