City of Stonnington

Household expenditure

In 2019/20, household expenditure on utilities was $8,065 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Stonnington2019/202004/05Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2004/05 - 2019/20
Food$17,13910.1%$10,9959.7%$12,7009.5%$9,5369.4%+4,439
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$6,8484.0%$4,1963.7%$9,6377.2%$6,9266.9%-2,789
Clothing & Footwear$6,6993.9%$4,0433.6%$3,2432.4%$2,3902.4%+3,457
Furnishings & equipment $8,4835.0%$5,3454.7%$5,1203.8%$3,8813.8%+3,363
Health$12,9957.7%$8,0107.1%$8,0626.0%$6,0596.0%+4,933
Transport$13,4868.0%$10,6279.4%$14,96711.2%$11,80511.7%-1,482
Communications$3,9612.3%$2,4162.1%$1,5811.2%$1,1851.2%+2,380
Recreation & Culture$17,25210.2%$10,9839.7%$11,4998.6%$9,0138.9%+5,753
Education $9,2845.5%$6,4595.7%$6,1644.6%$5,2805.2%+3,120
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $8,8915.2%$5,1814.6%$8,8926.6%$6,2536.2%-1
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $27,74716.4%$17,11915.2%$19,36914.5%$14,40414.3%+8,378
Housing$28,76617.0%$21,96019.5%$25,02918.7%$18,53918.4%+3,737
Utilities$8,0654.8%$5,5474.9%$7,5795.7%$5,7455.7%+486
Total Expenditure$169,616100.0%$112,880100.0%$133,841100.0%$101,016100.0%+35,775
Net Savings$36,78117.8%$15,52512.1%$19,18012.5%$8,2177.5%+17,601
Total Disposable Income$206,3970%$128,4050%$153,0210%$109,2330%+53,376

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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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