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Updated: 11/19/2012 18:44 | By Channel NewsAsia

Household Expenditure Survey moves into third month

Household Expenditure Survey moves into third month

Household Expenditure Survey moves into third month

SINGAPORE: The Department of Statistics (DOS) is conducting the tenth Household Expenditure Survey (HES) from October 2012 to September 2013.

The survey covers 11,000 households, which are divided into 26 groups with each group being surveyed for a period of two weeks.

DOS says it is now moving into the third month of the year—long survey.

The forthcoming 5th and 6th groups of households will be surveyed for a period of two weeks each, starting from 26 November and 10 December.

The survey groups will cover areas in Bedok, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Henderson, Serangoon, Teck Whye, Toa Payoh and Woodlands.

Survey officers carrying identification cards and letters of authorisation issued by DOS will visit the selected households.

Selected households are requested to provide their full cooperation.

Households who wish to verify the identity of the survey officers may call the HES hotline at 1800—888—1213 from 8.30am to 10.00pm, Mondays to Sundays including public holidays.

Conducted once every five years, the HES collects up—to—date information on households’ expenditure for updating the weighting pattern and the basket of goods and services used in the compilation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Data from the survey also serve as input for social and economic policy planning and formulation as well as studies on income and expenditure patterns.

All information supplied by households will be kept in confidence in accordance with the Statistics Act.

— CNA/ir

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