City of Stonnington

Household expenditure

In 2018/19, household expenditure on utilities was $6,177 in the City of Stonnington, higher 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 Stonnington2018/192004/05Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2004/05 - 2018/19
Food$11,7997.3%$10,8269.4%$6,8496.0%$9,5559.8%+4,951
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,2512.0%$3,8163.3%$4,6774.1%$5,6865.8%-1,426
Clothing & Footwear$3,9442.4%$4,5834.0%$4,0823.6%$2,4822.5%-138
Furnishings & equipment $8,2845.1%$5,3494.6%$4,0893.6%$3,9974.1%+4,195
Health$15,0679.3%$8,2187.1%$6,7295.9%$5,9206.1%+8,338
Transport$20,14712.4%$12,15310.5%$18,03415.7%$11,22211.5%+2,112
Communications$2,8951.8%$2,5802.2%$1,5831.4%$1,3001.3%+1,312
Recreation & Culture$19,49412.0%$11,89610.3%$6,7325.9%$9,1259.4%+12,762
Education $12,3177.6%$6,1645.3%$4,7854.2%$5,0975.2%+7,532
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,1595.0%$6,1855.4%$10,1318.8%$5,9686.1%-1,972
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $22,86714.1%$17,62415.3%$13,30811.6%$13,97014.3%+9,558
Housing$28,31417.4%$21,00818.2%$26,43323.0%$17,94718.4%+1,881
Utilities$6,1773.8%$4,9124.3%$7,3216.4%$5,1815.3%-1,144
Total Expenditure$162,715100.0%$115,314100.0%$114,754100.0%$97,451100.0%+47,961
Net Savings-$10,650-7.0%$3720.3%$30,72921.1%$5,4355.3%-41,379
Total Disposable Income$152,0650%$115,6860%$145,4830%$102,8860%+6,583

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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