National Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2009-2010
Income/Expenditure/Household Survey [hh/ies]
The first Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey was conducted in 1993/1994 after the first nationwide Population and Housing Census in 1991. Among other important contributions the results from that survey were used to monitor the progress of the 1991 - 1993 Transitional Development Plan and also as benchmark indicators for the First National Development Plan (NDP 1). The Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES) 2003/2004 was used to monitor the progress made during the inter-survey period. The third Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey was conducted in 2009/2010.
- v01: Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution.
The Household Income and Expenditure Survey is a survey collecting data on income, consumption and expenditure patterns of households, in accordance with methodological principles of statistical enquiries, which are linked to demographic and socio-economic characteristics of households. A Household Income and expenditure Survey is the sole source of information on expenditure, consumption and income patterns of households, which is used to calculate poverty and income distribution indicators. It also serves as a statistical infrastructure for the compilation of the national basket of goods used to measure changes in price levels. Furthermore, it is used for updating of the national accounts.
The main objective of the NHIES 2009/2010 is to comprehensively describe the levels of living of Namibians using actual patterns of consumption and income, as well as a range of other socio-economic indicators based on collected data. This survey was designed to inform policy making at the international, national and regional levels within the context of the Fourth National Development Plan, in support of monitoring and evaluation of Vision 2030 and the Millennium Development Goals. The NHIES was designed to provide policy decision making with reliable estimates at regional levels as well as to meet rural - urban disaggregation requirements.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Units of Analysis
Individuals and Households
Household: Covers the household composition and particulars of each person in the household, education, employment, housing, access to water, toilet facilities, sources of income, ownership, access to clinic, farming, cost of housing, services, expenditure, income.
Every week of the four weeks period of a survey round all persons in the household were asked if they spent at least 4 nights of the week in the household.
Any person who spent at least 4 nights in the household was taken as having spent the whole week in the household. To qualify as a household member a person must have stayed in the household for at least two weeks out of four weeks.
Producers and Sponsors
Namibia Statistics Agency
Government of the Republic of Namibia
United Nations Development Program
Grand Duchy of Luxemburg
Lux Development Cooperation
Metadata Produced By
Development Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document Version
Version 01 (January 2013)
DDI Document ID
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