Everyone probably knows what a family is, but not everyone is necessarily as familiar with the concept of household.
How does wealth affect consumption?
Quite often, money is used as the measure of wealth. Consumer demand has a direct impact on supply, i.e. the activity of entrepreneurs. Thus, it is good to understand the correlation between consumption and economic development, whether and how wealth affects the consumption of goods and services and how the consumption pattern is related to both the economic development of countries as well as the wealth of their households.
Household Budget Survey starts in December
On Sunday, 9 December, Statistics Estonia launches the Household Budget Survey, to collect data from households on their daily expenditure and consumption. The survey runs until the end of 2019.
The use of sharing economy services is growing
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, the share of internet users among 16–74-year-olds reached 89%, which is 1 percentage point more than a year ago. The share of internet users who ordered accommodation and transport services from private persons increased by 4 and 3 percentage points, respectively.
Narva and other cities on the eastern border of the European Union
The survey of European cities provides a great opportunity to compare cities in different European regions. Without the survey, this opportunity would hardly exist. Three Estonian cities participate in the City Statistics survey: Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. In this article, Narva is compared to four cities of a similar size on the eastern border of the European Union.
The share of compulsory expenditure in the household budget remains unchanged
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, a household member spent an average of 408 euros per month, which is 13 euros more than in 2015. Compulsory expenditure, i.e. unavoidable food and dwelling expenses, accounted for 40% of the household budget, remaining at the level of the previous year.
The share of compulsory expenditure in the household budget has decreased
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, a household member spent an average of 395 euros per month – 106 euros more than in 2012. At the same time, there has been a decrease in the share of compulsory expenditure in the household budget.
The possibilities offered by e-commerce are increasingly popular
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2015, 88% of households in Estonia had access to the Internet at home. The share of people using e-commerce has increased.
Household Budget Survey to begin in March
Today, on 9 March, Statistics Estonia launches the Household Budget Survey of 2015, which collects data from households on their everyday expenditure and consumption. The previous survey was conducted in 2012.
The households and living conditions of persons with activity limitations
According to the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011), there were nearly 600,000 private households in Estonia at the end of 2011. As many as 45% of the households included members with activity limitations (Table 1, p. 58), whereas slightly more than a half of these households had members with severe limitations (and may also have had members with moderate limitations). The majority of the latter households had one member with severe limitations, but more than 20,000 households had two members with severe limitations, about 1,500 households had three and approximately 200 households had four or more members with severe limitations.
A full stomach and a roof over one’s head are definitely one of the basic needs of people.
Dwelling construction is a good indicator of places that people regard as having good potential: it is unlikely that people would build or buy a dwelling in a place that is considered not to have a future.