Social Surveys Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455678
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Living Costs and Food Survey
UK households spent an average of £489 a week in 2012. See Table A1 (186 Kb Excel sheet) for the full breakdown of expenditure.
The largest expenditure categories were housing (excluding mortgages) fuel and power, transport, and recreation and culture.
There were four regions in which expenditure over the period 2010-2012 was higher than the UK average: London, the South East, the East and the South West.
A graph of household expenditure over time is provided in The Headlines: Household Expenditure at a Glance.
Results of the Living Costs and Food Survey (formerly the Expenditure and Food Survey), successor to the Family Expenditure Survey (FES) and the National Food Survey (NFS).
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.