St Helena : HOUSEHOLD LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY ¡V OCTOBER 2013
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 21.09.2013 (Article Archived on 19.10.2013)
The Statistics Office will be conducting a household survey in October 2013. The survey is designed to update information collected during the previous Household Expenditure Survey and also to fill important gaps in the information currently held about households on St Helena.
LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY ¡V OCTOBER 2013
The Statistics Office will
be conducting a household survey in October 2013. The survey is designed to
update information collected during the previous Household Expenditure Survey
and also to fill important gaps in the information currently held about
households on St Helena.
The information collected will be
the selection of goods and services monitored for quarterly checks of the
Retail Price Index
accurate information on living standards and conditions on the Island
information on the typical expenditure of St Helena households, and, where
how spending patterns change with household income.
This information is vital in
assisting Government with policy and decision making.
Participants in the survey will be
asked to complete a questionnaire and to keep a diary of expenditure for a
two-week period. All responses to questions, and diary entries, will be kept
strictly confidential. Only results relating to groups of households, or result
averages will be shared with anyone in or outside of Government. No-one will be
able to identify individual participants or any of the answers they provide.
Five Government officers have been
appointed to act as enumerators during this survey, they are; Kelly Clingham,
Liz Johnson-Idan, Justine Joshua, Tessa Roberts and Natasha Stevens. These
officers have been authorised to collect data for this survey. Statistician,
Paula McLeod, will be overseeing the survey and can answer any questions the
public may have.
¡§Our results can only be as
good as the information with which we are provided. We would very much
appreciate the help and co-operation of all households who are selected. Households
will be randomly selected from each administrative area.¡¨
Selected participants will be
receiving a letter of invitation in the week commencing 23 September.
There will be a phased release of outputs; a high-level summary of findings is
scheduled for publication in April 2014.
If you have any questions
regarding the survey, or any other statistical matters, please do not hesitate
to contact the Statistics Team on tel: 2138 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 September 2013