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Household Satellite Account (HHSA) (experimental)

Many of us know the value of our work because we get paid for it, but what about the unpaid work we do - like cooking, cleaning, DIY and childcare?

The Household Satellite Account (HHSA) measures and values the unpaid outputs produced by households in the UK. Experimental estimates for the year 2000 can be found in the UK Account. Work is ongoing as part of the Measuring National Well-being Programme to develop and update these estimates. The first of which will be the childcare module which the Office for National Statistics (ONS) intend to publish by the end of 2012.

Details about the different activities which make up the account are summarised on the Household Satellite Account modules page and defined in more detail in the Complete Household Satellite Account file.

The HHSA is produced by the Office for National Statistics as part of a series of experimental statistics.

This work is part of a wide range of statistics covering different aspects of the economy.

Feedback from potential users is most welcome at any time. Please email hhsa@ons.gov.uk
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