Household Budget Survey
Statistics Finland’s Household Budget Survey produces data on changes in households’ consumption expenditure and on differences in consumption by population group. The Survey also studies households’ housing conditions, possession of durable goods, the benefit gained
from the use of social services and income.
The survey is a sample survey for which the data are collected with face-to-face and telephone interviews, from diaries completed by households, from receipt information and from administrative registry data.
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It is very important that each household that has been selected for the survey takes part in it, as no respondent household can in any way be replaced with another respondent. Refusal to participate in the survey means that sufficiently accurate information on the opinions and
affairs of households in a similar life situation cannot be collected, which means that the representativeness of the households in the statistics weakens.
In the actual Household Budget Survey, participation of each household in the survey is extremely important in order for the published statistics to provide a correct picture of the
consumption, income and living conditions of Finnish households.
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Data protection, rights and obligations
All data collected for statistical purposes are confidential. When processing data, it is seen to that no person's privacy or business or professional secret are endangered. Every person employed by Statistics Finland has signed a pledge of secrecy.