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Statistics

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ON TRANSPORT

  • The Family Spending Survey identifies average weekly household expenditure within Government Office regions; this includes the wider shire counties of the West Midlands.
  • The latest statistics show that weekly household expenditure in the West Midlands region in 2010 was 430 compared with 446 in 2009. This trend is not apparent in the UK as a whole, with an increase from 462 to 467. All commodities either saw a fall in spending or remained the same within the West Midlands though there was a rise in housing (fuel and power).
  • Transport represents one of the largest items of weekly household spending at 14.3%. Transport costs include purchase of vehicles and operational costs and represents 12.6% of weekly household expenditure and public transport fares which represent the remaining percentage share of 1.7%.
Average weekly household expenditure for the West Midlands

KEY FACTS

  • Transport represents one of the largest items of weekly household spending at 14% for both the West Midlands Region and the UK
  • Fuel prices have increased, comparing April 2012 to April 2011
    • Super unleaded up 7p per litre
    • Premium unleaded up 7p per litre
    • Diesel up 6.6p per litre
    • Tax per litre on unleaded fuel decreased to 58% from 60%

Source: Centro Annual Statistical Report 2012