Household Budget Survey 2016
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) conducted a Household Budget Survey (BO) in Curaçao during the period Februrary 2016 through September 2016. The main purpose of this survey was to update the weighing scheme, which serves as a basis for calculating the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Specifically indicated, the weighting scheme gives the relative and absolute consumption pattern of the different goods and services. It is a total overview from which the share of each item from the total expenditure can be read. The BO provides statistical information on household spending, related to characteristics of the household such as the size of the household, income, education of the head of the household and consumption from own production.
The results of the BO are also important for determining the total consumption of households in the household sector National Accounts. To achieve this goal, data is collected on spending, income and background characteristics using a sample of the households in Curacao.
In addition to updating the weighing scheme, the results of the Household Budget Survey are used for many other purposes, such as: Calculating purchasing power parities, providing insight into the living situation of different population groups, for wage indexation, providing insight into the scale and structure of price developments , market research, making a contribution to special studies on the indirect tax burden, child benefit, energy consumption, etc. and the estimation of parameters of consumption models.
Table 1 Absolute & relative distribution of households by annual gross household income
Table 2 Absolute & relative distribution of households by age of the head of households
Table 3 Absolute & relative distribution of households by sex and head of household
Table 4 Absolute & relative distribution of households by highest level of education of head of household
Table 5 Absolute & relative distribution of household by household size
Table 6 Absolute & relative of household by household composition
Table 7 Average absolute & relative annual spending by categories
Table 8a-8b Average absolute & relative annual spending by category gross national income
Table 9a - Average absolute annual spending by categories of the head of household in categories
Table 10a-10b Average absolute & relative annual spending categories by sex of the head of household
Table 11- 11a Average absolute & annual spending per spending cat by highest level of education of head of hh
Table 12a -12b Average absolute & relative annual spending per spending categories by household size
Table 13a-13b Average absolute & relative annual spending by spending categories by household composition