CANBERRA, Sept 13 - The Australian Bureau of Statistics six-yearly household expenditure survey found between 2009/10 and 2015/16 spending on education jumped 44 per cent followed by household services and operations, such as cleaning products and pest control, which increased by 30 per cent.

Energy and healthcare were joint third, rising 26 per cent, while at the other end of the scale, spending on alcohol, tobacco, clothing and footwear, and household furnishings showed no significant change.