City of Whittlesea

Household expenditure

In 2020/21, household expenditure on utilities was $5,458 in the City of Whittlesea, 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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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Household expenditure
City of Whittlesea2020/212015/16Change
Household expenditure (totals)$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$$ per household% of expenditureVictoriaVictoria$2015/16 - 2020/21
Food$10,75210.5%$11,56710.7%$10,2519.2%$11,0019.4%+501
Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco$3,9503.9%$4,3804.1%$5,0434.5%$5,5164.7%-1,094
Clothing & Footwear$3,5983.5%$3,9873.7%$3,8183.4%$4,1723.5%-220
Furnishings & equipment $4,8344.7%$5,3014.9%$4,6604.2%$5,0984.3%+173
Health$7,4947.3%$8,2217.6%$7,4946.7%$8,1546.9%+1
Transport$8,3668.2%$7,5567.0%$13,34811.9%$13,13211.2%-4,982
Communications$2,1852.1%$2,4222.2%$1,8111.6%$1,9781.7%+374
Recreation & Culture$9,8149.6%$10,5479.8%$10,6999.6%$11,3839.7%-885
Education $6,2586.1%$6,7096.2%$6,4405.8%$6,6885.7%-182
Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants $3,3283.2%$3,9173.6%$5,4864.9%$6,4605.5%-2,158
Miscellaneous Goods & Services $13,68113.3%$15,11914.0%$15,46513.8%$16,70614.2%-1,783
Housing$22,83622.3%$22,20420.6%$21,92219.6%$21,71918.5%+913
Utilities$5,4585.3%$5,7425.3%$5,3004.7%$5,6154.8%+158
Total Expenditure$102,554100.0%$107,671100.0%$111,737100.0%$117,622100.0%-9,183
Net Savings$17,48514.6%$27,36820.3%$3,5893.1%$10,3958.1%+13,897
Total Disposable Income$120,0390%$135,0390%$115,3260%$128,0170%+4,713

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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City of Whittlesea

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