SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, July 12 (PIA) — The National Statistics Office 1 will conduct the Family Income and Expenditure Survey from July 9 to 31 here.
Provincial Statistics Officer Imelda Buyuccan said data gathering will be done through interview of the responsible household member by trained NSO personnel.
The survey aimed to gather data on family income, sources of income, family expenditures and related information affecting family income and expenditure levels and pattern in the Philippines.
Also, this seek to determine the income distribution, levels of living and spending patterns and the degree of inequality among families, provide benchmark information to update weights used in the estimation of Consumer Price Index and provide inputs in the estimation of the country’s poverty threshold and incidence.
Buyuccan also explained that data collected will be for statistical purposes only and will be published in summary forms.
She said the information cannot be used for taxation, investigation of law enforcement purposes pursuant to Commonwealth Act 591.
“The 2012 FIES enumeration will be conducted twice using the same set of questionnaires for both visits,” Buyuccan said.
The first visit to sample barangays in the region will be undertaken together with the July 2012 Labor Force Survey, covering the first semester from January to June as reference period.
The second visit will be conducted January next year and will cover the second semester from July to December.
Buyuccan said the activity is important in the estimation of the household account in the System of National Accounts and Balances.
This year will be the 16th survey on family income and expenditure since 1957, performed every three years by the NSO. (ANL/MHH/PIA1-La Union with reports from NSO1)