This Information Sheet presents data on Australian households' expenditure patterns, based on the ABS Household Expenditure Survey (HES) for 2015–16. It updates BITRE Information Sheet 86 Spending by Australian households on owning and operating vehicles (BITRE 2017a), which relied on 2009–10 HES data. It details the composition of household expenditure on owning and operating vehicles and explores variation in the incidence of these costs across different types of households, such as capital city and regional households, and high income and low income households. This updated analysis also investigates changes in vehicle-related spending since 2009–10, with the aim of identifying any significant changes that have occurred for particular types of regions or particular demographic groups.
- Spending by Australian households on owning and operating vehicles in 2015–16