Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Household Economic Survey Interviewing Starts


Household Economic Survey Interviewing Starts

Interviewing for the 2003/04 Household Economic Survey (HES) will begin on 25 June 2003 and will continue for a year, Statistics New Zealand announced today.

Approximately 3,000 households around New Zealand will be randomly selected to take part in the survey. The HES, which has been conducted since 1973, collects information on household income and expenditure, as well as a range of demographic information.


The information provided by each household contributes to the revision of the Consumers Price Index (measure of inflation) and the preparation of New Zealand's gross domestic product, and serves as an indicator of living standards.

Results from the last HES in 2000/01 showed that New Zealand households spent, on average, $758 per week, only 2 percent more in real terms than in 1995/96.

The HES can be used to look at changes in society, for example the growth in the number of households with cell phones.

Thirteen percent of households had at least one cell phone in 1995/96, compared with 58 percent in 2000/01.

Twenty-three percent of households owned more than one cell phone in 2000/01, up from just 1 percent in 1995/96. The survey data also provides an insight into spending behaviour.

In 2000/01, 80 percent of households reported expenditure on fresh fruit, 68 percent on health services, 12 percent on tonics and vitamin tablets, while more than half of households reported expenditure on chocolates.

The survey will run through to July 2004 and results will be available later that year.

Brian Pink

Government Statistician


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news