18 March 2020

As announced on 9 August 2019, an error occurred in the Living Cost and Food (LCF) Survey which was found to impact the Family spending in the UK: April 2017 to March 2018 datasets.

This affected, to a small degree, most estimates of average expenditure. The overall impact was that average weekly household expenditure in the UK was underestimated by around 0.5%, while the interpretation of the statistics remained the same.

The error was due to the imputation of data collected through a diary being incorrect for three quarters of the financial year in the LCF. The datasets have now been corrected. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please contact for more information.

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  • Release date:
    24 January 2019
  • Next release:
    To be announced

About this Dataset

Average weekly household expenditure on goods and services in the UK. Data are shown by region, age, income (including equivalised) group (deciles and quintiles), economic status, socio-economic class, housing tenure, output area classification, urban and rural areas (Great Britain only), place of purchase and household composition.

Edition in this dataset

Financial year ending 2018 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

Financial year ending 2017 edition of this dataset

Financial year ending 2016 edition of this dataset

Financial year ending 2015 edition of this dataset

Contact details for this dataset

Tracy Williams
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Publications that use this data