Household Budget Survey

Department/Agency

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Average weekly household expenditure by expenditure type, by location, by gross household income, by region, by household tenure, by social group of household reference person, by livelihood status of household reference person, by household composition, by household size, by deprivation/affluence. Income by location, by gross household income, by region, by household tenure, by social group of household reference person, by livelihood status of household reference person, by household composition, by household size, by deprivation/affluence. Possession of household appliances, usage of household facilities. Average size and composition of households.


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Source

The CSO Household Budget Survey.

Scope

All private households.

Frequency

Every 5 years

Reference period

Information is based on the intervening 12 months from the date of survey (February to February inclusive).

Start date

2004/2005

Timeliness

12 to 18 months after the end of the reference period.

Classifications

  • Commodity groups
    Commodity groups
  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West.
  • Household tenure
    Owned outright; Owned with a mortgage; Rented from local authority; Rented from private owner; Rent free.
  • Livelihood status (of reference person)
    Employee & assisting relative, CES; Self-employed; Unemployed; Retired; Home duties, Other.
  • Household appliances
    Vacuum cleaner; Tumble dryer; Washing machine; Dishwasher; Refrigerator; Refrigerator with freezer; Separate deep freeze; Microwave oven; Television set; One TV set only; Two or more TV sets; Home computer; One home computer only; Two or more home computers; Games console.
  • Household facilities
    Piped gas; Electricity; Telephone (fixed); Mobile phone; Double glazing; Triple glazing, Burglar alarm; Internet access; Garage; Patio doors; Motor car - one only; Motor car - 2 or more; Motor cycle; Second home.
  • Direct income
    Employees wages/salaries; Self employed income; Retirement pensions; Investment income; Property income; Own garden/farm produce; Other direct income.
  • State transfer payments
    Child benefit; Older people pensions; Widows', Widowers and Guardian payments; Other long term social protection payments ; Jobseekers payments (including farm assist) ; Carerís payments; Education grants/scholarships/back to education allowance; Other state transfers.
  • Direct taxation
    Income tax and social insurance.
  • Activity composition
    Not yet at school; At school (Primary; Secondary; Third level & post secondary); At work (Employee & assisting relative, CES; Self-employed); Unemployed (Looking for job; other unemployed); Not economically active (Home duties; Retired; Other).
  • Age of reference person
    less than 25 years; 25 to 34 years; 35 to 44 years; 45 to 54 years; 55 to 64 years; 65+ years.
  • Social group (of reference person)
    Higher professional, lower professional, employers and managers; Own-account workers, Non-manual workers; Manual skilled workers; Semi-skilled manual workers, Unskilled manual workers; Farmers, agricultural workers, all other gainfully occupied and unknown.
  • Household composition
    1 Adult; 2 Adults; 1 adult with children; 2 Adults with 1-3 children; 3+ adults; Other households with children.
  • Household size
    1 person; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6+ persons.
  • Location
    Urban areas; Rural areas.

Theme

People and Society - Housing and Households

Page Created

2008-12-02

Page Modified

2017-07-03

Keywords

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