The Income and Expenditure Survey is conducted every five years in South Africa.The main purpose of the survey is to determine the average expenditure patterns of households in different areas of the country. This survey forms the basis for the determination of the “basket” of consumer goods and services used for the calculation of the Consumer Price Index. The IES is based on the sample for the rotating panel of the twice yearly Labour force Survey (LFS). The IES 2000 was conducted in October 2000.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The units of analysis in the survey are households and individuals
Version 2: Edited, anonymised dataset for licensed distribution
Version 2 of the IES 2000 dataset is supplied with new weights from Statistics South Africa which have been aligned to 2001 population totals.
The survey measures the detailed income and expenditure of households in South Africa
Data was collected by means of an interview with the household head or a responsible adult and the questionnaire was completed by the enumerator during this interview. In cases where the household requested to complete the questionnaire themselves, it was dropped off by the enumerator, and the completed questionnaire was collected at a second visit.
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.