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City of South Perth

Household expenditure

In 2016/17, household expenditure on utilities was $2,463 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 Perth2016/172011/12Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %$ per household% of expenditureWestern Australia $Western Australia %2011/12 to 2016/17
Food$13,59911.5%$9,91310.2%$13,30910.9%$9,7359.7%+$290
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$2,0801.8%$3,0813.2%$2,7802.3%$4,1454.1%-$700
Clothing & Footwear$1,4401.2%$3,3243.4%$1,5651.3%$3,5133.5%-$125
Furnishings & equipment $6,7635.7%$4,6894.8%$7,2225.9%$4,6734.7%-$459
Health$9,2757.9%$6,9567.1%$9,4097.7%$6,4026.4%-$134
Transport$9,8728.4%$10,35810.6%$10,4308.5%$11,05311.0%-$558
Communications$2,0381.7%$2,1342.2%$1,4931.2%$1,6331.6%+$545
Recreation & Culture$11,93810.1%$8,5448.8%$13,59511.1%$9,3779.3%-$1,656
Education $9,5478.1%$4,3464.5%$10,1378.3%$4,4034.4%-$590
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $4,7204.0%$6,2406.4%$4,6753.8%$6,7166.7%+$45
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $14,99412.7%$14,47014.8%$14,99412.3%$14,48914.4%--
Housing$29,17524.7%$20,75921.3%$30,04124.6%$21,21221.1%-$866
Utilities$2,4632.1%$2,8042.9%$2,4312.0%$2,9593.0%+$32
Total Expenditure$117,904100.0%$97,617100.0%$122,081100.0%$100,310100.0%-$4,177
Net Savings$33,71222.2%$42,38630.3%$39,57824.5%$50,22533.4%-$5,866
Total Disposable Income$151,616%$140,004%$161,659%$150,535%-$10,043

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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 2016/17
Household expenditure 2016/17 Food, Western Australia: 10.2% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Western Australia: 3.2% Clothing & Footwear, Western Australia: 3.4% Furnishings & equipment , Western Australia: 4.8% Health, Western Australia: 7.1% Transport, Western Australia: 10.6% Communications, Western Australia: 2.2% Recreation & Culture, Western Australia: 8.8% Education , Western Australia: 4.5% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , Western Australia: 6.4% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , Western Australia: 14.8% Housing, Western Australia: 21.3% Utilities, Western Australia: 2.9% Food, City of South Perth: 11.5% Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of South Perth: 1.8% Clothing & Footwear, City of South Perth: 1.2% Furnishings & equipment , City of South Perth: 5.7% Health, City of South Perth: 7.9% Transport, City of South Perth: 8.4% Communications, City of South Perth: 1.7% Recreation & Culture, City of South Perth: 10.1% Education , City of South Perth: 8.1% Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of South Perth: 4.0% Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of South Perth: 12.7% Housing, City of South Perth: 24.7% Utilities, City of South Perth: 2.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in household expenditure, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Food, City of South Perth: +$290 Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, City of South Perth: -$700 Clothing & Footwear, City of South Perth: -$125 Furnishings & equipment , City of South Perth: -$459 Health, City of South Perth: -$134 Transport, City of South Perth: -$558 Communications, City of South Perth: +$545 Recreation & Culture, City of South Perth: -$1,656 Education , City of South Perth: -$590 Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants , City of South Perth: +$45 Miscellaneous Goods & Services , City of South Perth: 0 Housing, City of South Perth: -$866 Utilities, City of South Perth: +$32
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

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