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Household Income and Expenditure Survey begins next month

January 31, 2019 12:15 pm
The numerators undertaking a week training to carry out the survey in all 4 divisions.

A total of six thousand families in the country will be part of the 2019-2020 Household Income and Expenditure Survey  which begins next month.

Fiji Bureau of Statistics, Chief Statistician Mitieli Cama says fifty enumerators are currently undertaking a one week training to carry out the survey in all 4 divisions.

Cama says the findings that will be generated within a year – aims to revise the weight and composition of the Consumer Price Index basket which is used to measure the inflation rate.

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He says enumerators will start their fieldwork from 11th February.

“The indicators that will be generated from this survey, we will use it to also measure the poverty rate of the country compared to the last Household Income and Expenditure Survey in 2013-2014. We also want to monitor indicators that are very relevant to for our sustainable development goals. There are also some indicators that will be used by the government for policy formulation.”

The survey is carried out every five years with the last one in 2013-2014.

The Bureau says they noted that in the previous survey, poverty had decreased from 31 to 28 percent.

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