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Release: Family Spending, 2010 Edition

Released: 30 November 2010 Next edition: 29 November 2011

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Giles Horsfield

Social Survey Division

socialsurveys@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455731

Categories: Economy, Personal Finances, Consumers and Customers, Personal Expenditure

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Living Costs and Food Survey

Correction

Family Spending 2010 Edition

A Report on the Living Costs and Food Survey 2009
13 November 2012

The following minor errors have been found in the Family Spending 2010 edition on 13 November 2012.

An error has been discovered in the calculation of two adults with children in the following tables:

Table A51 - Percentage of households with durable goods by income group and household composition, 2009
Table A52 - Percentage of households with cars by income group, tenure and household composition, 2009
Table A54 - Percentage of households by size, composition and age in each gross income decile group, 2009
Table 3.1 - Percentage of households by composition in each gross and equivalised income decile group (OCED-modified scale)
Table 3.13E - Percentage of households by composition in each gross and equivalised income decile group (McClements - modified scale) 2009
An error has been discovered in the calculation of three adults and three adults with children. The following table has been affected:
Table A51 - Percentage of households with durable goods by income group and household composition, 2009
Corrected tables are now available. ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.


A production error was discovered in the 2009 dataset on 13 November 2012. This arose from the weighting process (see Appendix B) and hence affects all of the datasets. This resulted in very slight inaccuracies in the data presented throughout the 2010 edition of Family Spending. The impact of the errors on the results was thoroughly checked and found to be negligible. The usage of the data is not affected, and the data will not be withdrawn or replaced.

Further information is available from the Living Costs and Food (LCF) survey team at socialsurveys@ons.gsi.gov.uk.
ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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20 April 2011

Minor production errors have been found in this edition since it was originally published on 30 November 2010.

There is an error in the text on page 3 under the heading Household Expenditure by Income:
 
Data for the North East Region was omitted from Figure 2.8 on page 19.

There is an error in Table A50 on page 117. This only affects the 2006 data (produced with new weights). 

Household Expenditure by Income

The text incorrectly stated:

Average weekly household expenditure in 2009 ranged from £162.70 in the lowest of the 10 income decile groups to £922.10 in the highest (Figure 1.1, Table A6); expenditure in this highest decile was  £122.80 lower than in 2008.

This should read:

Average weekly household expenditure in 2009 ranged from £162.70 in the lowest of the 10 income decile groups to £992.10 in the highest (Figure 1.1, Table A6); expenditure in this highest decile was  £52.80 lower than in 2008.

Corrected versions of these pages can be found at the beginning of the Family Spending download PDF file.

ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Results of the Living Costs and Food Survey (formally the Expenditure and Food Survey), successor to the Family Expenditure Survey (FES) and the National Food Survey (NFS).

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