Household Expenditures & Income Survey

Household Expenditures & Income Survey

Within the framework of providing economic and social databases that reflect the reality of household expenditure, consumption and income, and in view of the continuous changes in expenditure patterns, income levels and prices in addition to internal and external population movements, it was necessary to update the household expenditure and income survey data as the Department of Statistics was keen to implement This survey periodically, and since its establishment, the Department has conducted several surveys of family expenditures and income in the years 1966, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2017.

The main objectives of the survey:

  1. Calculating averages of income and expenditure and the relationship of different economic and social factors with them, such as occupation and educational level of the head of the household.
  2. Study the distribution of households and individuals according to income and expenditure categories and analyze the factors associated with it.
  3. Provide data on income and expenditure for the purpose of calculating poverty indicators, identifying characteristics of the poor, and preparing poverty maps.
  4. Provide weights data (scales) that reflect the relative importance of consumer expenditures items and that are used in preparing the consumer price index.
  5. Provide a part of the data needed for the national accounts related to final consumption and income of the households sector.
  1. Distribution of Housing Units by Type of Housing Unit, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  2. Distribution of Housing Units by Type of Tenure, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  3. Distribution of Housing Units by Main Source of Drinking Water, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  4. Distribution of Housing Units by Main Source of Heating, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  5. Distribution of Housing Units by Type of Sewage System, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  6. Distribution of Housing Units by Household Appliances, Private Car, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  7. Distribution of Households and Household Members by Characteristics of Head of Household
  8. Distribution of Households and Household Members by Economic Activity of Head of Household
  9. Distribution of Households and Household Members by Income Groups
  10. Distribution of Household Members by Income Groups and Sex
  11. Average Annual Current Income of Household by Source, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  12. Average Annual Current Income of Household by Source and Occupation of Head of Household
  13. Average Annual Current Income of Household by Economic Activity of Head of Household and Sources of Current Income
  14. Average Annual Current Income of Household Member by Source, Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  15. Distribution of Households and Household Members by Expenditure Indicators
  16. Average Annual Household Expenditure on Groups of Commodities and Services by Governorate
  17. Average Annual Household Member Expenditure on Groups of Commodities and Services by Governorate & Urban/ Rural
  18. Relative Importance of Commodities and Services
  19. Average Consumption of Household Members from Food Items and Tobacco.

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