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Last update 20 / 09 / 2017

Topic title Methodology and time reference of the Household Spending and Income Survey

GASTAT has launched the Household Spending and Income Survey 2017 to study the social and economic levels of households and measure welfare of the community. 
The survey starts from 29/3/2017 to 29/3/2018. It targets 25000 domestic households. Its results will be issued in July 2018. It will be conducted every five years. 
The survey covers all 13 administrative regions, taking the administrative division of the Kingdom, according to the Regions Law issued by virtue of Royal Decree No. (A/92) of 27/08/1412 H. as the basis for geographical and statistical distribution to collect and publish census data.

It targets a random sample of households in these regions based on the actual updating of the general population and housing census of 1431 H. (2010), by virtue of the Royal Decree no. (23), issued on 07/12/1379 H.; authorizing the General Authority for Statistics to run censuses and various statistical researches, to keep these data confidential in GASTAT and to use them for statistical purposes only.
GASTAT depends in conducting the survey on nine stages as follows:

  1. Scope: Understanding the statistical needs and defining possible solutions.
  2. Designing: Designing all subsequent steps of the statistical process.
  3. Organization: Preparing and testing all statistical work procedures
  4. Collection: Data collection and verification.
  5. Classification: Data processing for converting data from initial data to statistical data.
  6. Review: Verification and explanation of results.
  7. Publishing Preparing the products to be ready for publication.
  8. Evaluation: Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all stages of the statistical process.
  9. Administration: Administering all steps of the statistical process continuously.

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