1 Dec 2010

2010 Family Spending report: Household Expenditure by OAC

Posted by Alex

The 2010 Family Spending report is available here and presents a series of interesting OAC profiles.

“The supergroups with the highest expenditure are supergroups 2 (city living) and 4 (prospering suburbs), spending an average of £457.90 and £454.10 per week, respectively, followed by supergroup 3 (countryside), with expenditure of £433.70. Supergroup 5 (constrained by circumstances) showed the lowest expenditure at £269.20 followed by supergroup 1 (blue collar communities)….”

Weekly spending is also broken down into a series of categories:

Food & non-alcoholic drinks; Alcoholic drinks, tobacco & narcotics;  Clothing & footwear ; Housing , fuel & power;  Household goods & services;  Health;  Transport;  Communication  Recreation & culture;  Education;  Restaurants & hotels;  Miscellaneous goods & services.

See page 117 onwards from the ONS report located here.

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