Household Sector in Emirate of Dubai`
Households It is an individual or more who share a house and another aspect of living arrangements, who form together one living unit that spends on its consumer needs of commodities and services from the combined revenue it has either its source is one individual of the household members or more, and they may be relatives. The household also defined as one or more persons living together and they jointly provide food or other basic needs of living, and these persons can collect their income and they can have a common budget, may be relatives, may be not relatives, or a combination of the two. The household-maids who do not live in the same place will be exclude even if the household provides them with food and some expenses. The household, in the household expenditure and income survey, includes Emirati and non-Emirati households.
Collective household It is a group of individuals (2 or more) irrespective of their nationalities who share together a house, but they do not share food and other expenses, and usually are not relatives. A collective household does not have a head and it is often of the same sex, i.e. males or females. Collective households in the household expenditure and income survey are only a non-Emirati.
Labor Camps It is a group of laborers (50 or more) individuals working in the same enterprise, reside in the same collective housing, and do not share food, and the housing is supervised by the employer (government or private) and in the form of a (single or multi-storey building, separate rooms, caravans, warehouses, etc.) and often these buildings are employer-owned or rented.
Household Spending The money spent on buying commodities and services used for life purposes, as well as the value of commodities and services received by the household from the employer for household consumption, in addition to the money that is spent on fees and taxes (non-investment), Zakat, insurance, gifts, donations, interest on debt, and other consumer matters.
Head of the Household One of the usual household members (according to the definition of household) who is +15 years old and regarded by the rest of its members as the head. The head of the household is not required to be the eldest, the one with the biggest income, or of a particular sex (male or female). S/he is not required to be relate to most of its members. However, s/he is required to be an adult and sane, and is included among its members at the time of the survey.
Consumer Spending Cash spent on buying commodities and services used for the purposes of life, and the value of commodities and services received by the household from the employer and allocated for household's consumption. This also includes the value of commodities provided to the household as gifts, commodities that consumed during the registration period of household production, and the estimated value of owned house rent. Total consumption (consumer spending) = cash spending on food and other than food + own production of food and other than food (including rent).
Income The cash or in-kind revenue earned by the individual or household during a specific period such as week, month, or year. Income consists of the following sources:
- Salaries and wages. - Income from private business. - Income from property. - Transferred income (retirement pensions, transfers from non-profit institutions, subsidies, transfers from household members, social insurance, end of service indemnities, and compensations). - Self-production (self-production of food and non-food, and rent).
The household income and expenditure survey is based on the household as a statistical sampling unit
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