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Reminder: Consultation on regional household expenditure statistics closes 31 December

  • 1.  Reminder: Consultation on regional household expenditure statistics closes 31 December

    Posted 27 days ago
    ​The consultation on regional household expenditure statistics  closes on 31 December 2018. If you have an interest in these statistics, and would like to see them produced in the future, please let us know.


    ONS has published experimental regional estimates of household spending across the whole of the UK for the first time, aimed at showing users what is possible. The production of these estimates has involved making some very broad assumptions using currently available data sources, some of which have limited sample sizes, and so strong caution is advised when interpreting the findings.

     

    Over the next few years, we aim to identify and introduce new data sources that will allow us to improve the quality of these experimental figures and further understand how changes in sampling and the assumptions made can affect the results; we will use these initial results to consult with users on how best we can develop them in the future.

     

    The full article Development of a regional measure of household expenditure is available here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/developmentofaregionalmeasureofhouseholdexpenditure