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Household Income and Expenditure Survey

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Within the scope of providing efficient and reliable data base on socioeconomic characteristics of the households that reflect the income and expenditure patterns most countries carry the Household Budget Surveys (HBS). Essentially, they provide information about household consumption expenditures on goods and services, with considerable detail in the categories used; information on income, possession of consumer durable goods and cars; basic information on housing and many demographic and socio-economic characteristics. These surveys are carried in regular bases to reflect the income and expenditure patterns; therefore most of the countries carry the HBS every five years. Sometimes the high frequency of change in income and expenditure, and demographic characteristics determines conducting the HBS in less than five years.
One of the important features of the HBS is that they provide a comprehensive database on income and consumption patterns that can be linked with other demographic and social characteristics such as education levels, economic activity, gender, geographical location and other important characteristics. The HBS database provides a good source of information to study poverty within countries and allows generating indicators on dimension and magnitude of poverty within a country. On the other hand developed countries use these surveys to estimate households’ levels of prosperity.



Element Description

Survey Name

Household Income and Expenditure Survey

Organization Name

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD)

Theme

Population & Demographic Statistics

Frequency

Every (#) a number of years

Sample Unit

Household, Person

Data Confidentiality

Decree no. (28) of 2015 concerning Statistics Centre- Abu Dhabi
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Household Income and Expenditure Statistics (2007)

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Objectives

The objectives of the survey vary from country to country  according to the purpose of its implementation. The overall objective is two main dimensions:​

The first dimension: providing a socio-economic database that reflects the reality of consumer spending and income among families and individuals.

Second dimension: Providing the necessary data to build the basket of goods and the relative importance of building the consumer price index.

The detailed objectives of the household income and expenditure survey 2019 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are as follows:

  • Provide special data on the expenditure, income and consumption of households and individuals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, used to build different economic indicators.
  • Provide the necessary data to build the basket of consumer price index and its weights, and depends on the data of this survey in updating the base year to build the consumer price index as one of the most important price indices.
  • Calculate the annual averages of the expenditure and income of families and individuals and link these averages to the various social, demographic and geographic variables such as the case of the operation, the educational situation, gender, region and so on.
  • To provide data for the calculation of poverty indicators from lines, percentages and gaps of poverty,in addition of availability of data to assess the level, structure and welfare trends of households and individuals.
  • Providing data on the preparation of the food budget.
  • To identify the distribution of the population according to the different levels of income and expenditure, and the use of poverty data in determining the patterns of poverty in the population and the trends of consumer spending according to different characteristics such as nationality, educational level.
  • To estimate the size of the current demand for goods and services and to help forecast the future needs of the population of goods and services.
  • Calculate spending flexibility (demand) on different items of expenditure.
  • Provide of data on final expenditure for the household sector.
  • Build a household and information sector account at the maximum.
  • provide of data for the construction of supply and use tables, in addition estimation of the informal sector to support estimates of national accounts.
  • Issuance of income and expenditure statistics for households in a manner that promotes comparability at the local, regional and international levels, and in accordance with internationally adopted concepts, definitions and classifications.

Benefits of survey/project to the society

The implementation of this survey comes to achieve the overall objectives and detailed above, which come within the framework of the internal uses of the Center, but this does not prevent the use of the results of the survey from outside (outside the Statistics Center - Abu Dhabi). Based on the above, the use of survey data is classified into two categories:

Internal use: This is reflected in the provision of a database for the purpose of the formation of important indicators that the Center to build as indicators of consumer price indices, and indicators of various national accounts, in addition to the measures and indicators of poverty.

External use: The use of the survey database to infer some indicators in the adoption of social and economic decisions by governmental bodies and institutions, in addition to the preparation of various studies by research centers and by university students and others.

Deliverables

1.      Disribution of households by dwelling type, household size, and by region

2.      Disribution of households by main construction material for the ceiling of the residence and by region

3.      Disribution of households by main construction material for the floorings of the residence and by region

4.      Disribution of households by main construction material for the walls of the residence and by region

5.      Disribution of households by total number of rooms, rent value categories, and by region

6.      Disribution of households by total number of bed rooms, rent value categories, and by region

7.      Distribution of households by type of main air conditioner, household type, and by region

8.      Distribution of households by residence main electricity source, household type, and by region

9.      Distribution of households by sources of water for domestic use, household type, and by region

10.  Distribution of households by sources of drinking water, household type, and by region

11.  Distribution of households by main energy source used for cooking, household type, and by region

12.  Distribution of households by the method used to dispose the waste in residence, household type, and by region

13.  Distribution of households by the method used to dispose the household waste, household type, and by region

14.  Distribution of households by No. of times the household disposed waste, household type, and by region

15.  Households who exposed inside the residence or in the surrounding environment to any pollutants by the source of pollutant and by region

16.  Number of households who practised a productive activity by region

17.  Disribution of households by dwelling type, rent value categories, and by region

18.  Availability of home appliances owned by every (100) households by household type

19.  Availability of Private car, Boat, Motorcycle, Jet Ski owned by every (100) households by area, Citizens

20.  Disribution of members by dwelling type, rent value categories, and by region

21.  Disribution of members by total number of rooms, rent value categories, and by region

22.  Disribution of members by relation to head of household, sex, household type, and by region

23.  Disribution of members by age categories, sex, household type, and by region

24.  Disribution of members (15 years and more) by marital status, sex, household type, and by region

25.  Disribution of members (5 years and more) by education level, sex, household type, and by region

26.  Disribution of members (15 years and more) by working status, sex, household type, and by region

27.  Working members (15 years and more) by occupation, sex, household type, and by region

28.  Working members (15 years and more) by economic activities, sex, household type, and by region

29.  Working members (15 years and more) by working sector, sex, household type, and by region

30.  Dependency ratio for children, elderly, and total dependency ratio by household type and by region

31.  Distribution of members by chronic disease type, sex, household type, and by region

32.  Distribution of members by disability type, sex, household type, and by region

33.  Annual average household income by income source, household type, and by region

34.  Annual average household income by income source, annual household income categories, and by region

35.  Annual average household income by income source, annual household expenditure categories, and by household type

36.  Annual average household income by income source, working sector for the head of the household, and by household type

37.  Annual average household income by income source and by area, Citizens

38.  Household income by income source, household type, and by region

39.  Household income by income source, annual household income categories, and by region (Million)

40.  Household income by income source, annual household expenditure categories, and by household type (Million)

41.  Annual average per capita income by income source, household type, and by region

42.  Annual average per capita income by income source and by area, Citizens

43.  Annual average per capita income by income source, annual per capita expenditure categories, and by region

44.  Annual average per capita income by income source, annual per capita expenditure categories, and by household type

45.  Annual average per capita income by income source, annual household income categories, and by region

46.  Annual average per capita income by income source, annual per capita income categories, and by region

47.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source, household type, and by region

48.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source, education level,  and by household type

49.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source and by area, Citizens

50.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source, annual household income categories, and by household type

51.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source, annual per capita expenditure categories, and by household type

52.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source, occupation, and by household type

53.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source, economic activity, and by household type

54.  Annual average per capita income (for members with income) by income source, working sector, and by household type

55.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by household type and by region

56.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by area, Citizens

57.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by household expenditure categories and by household type

58.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by household income categories and by household type

59.  Annual average household expenditure by rent value categories, dwelling type, and by region

60.  Annual average household expenditure by rent value categories, household size, and by household type

61.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by household size and by household type

62.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by the age categories of the head of household and by household type

63.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by education level of the head of household and by household type

64.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by the occupation of the head of household and by household type

65.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by the economic activity for the head of household and by household type

66.  Annual average household expenditure on expenditure groups by the working sector for the head of household and by household type

67.  Annual average per capita expenditure on expenditure groups by household type and by region

68.  Annual average per capita expenditure on expenditure groups by area, Citizens

69.  Annual average per capita expenditure on expenditure groups by household type and by region

70.  Annual average per capita expenditure by annual rent value categories, by dwelling type, and by region

71.  Annual average per capita expenditure on expenditure groups by household size and by household type

72.  Annual average per capita expenditure on expenditure groups by annual household expenditure categories and by household type

73.  Household expenditure on expenditure groups by household type and by region

74.  Household expenditure on expenditure groups, by household size categories, and by household type

75.  Household expenditure by annual rent value categories, household size, and by region

76.  Household expenditure on expenditure groups, by annual household income categories, and by household type

77.  Relative importance for expenditure on goods and services by household type

78.  Relative importance for expenditure on sub-groups groups by household type

79.  Annual per capita of food consumed items by household type

80.  Annual per capita of food consumed items by region

81.  Households expenditure on expenditure goods and services by region

82.  Households expenditure on expenditure goods and services by region, Citizen households

83.  Households expenditure on expenditure goods and services by region, Non-Citizen households

84.  Households expenditure on expenditure goods and services by region, Collective households

Questionnaire

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