The Mauritian Household Budget Survey is undertaken to collect data on the consumption patterns of the population living in private households in Mauritius. The data is used to update the "basket of goods and services" for the compilation of Mauritius' Consumer Price Index.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data
Unit of Analysis
Households and individuals
Version 1: Edited, anonymised data available on DataFirst's Secure Research Data Centre
The survey covered private households of residents of Mauritius.
Producers and sponsors
Central Statistics Office
Government of Mauritius
The initial response rate was 74% before replacing households that were unable or unwilling to participate in the survey. After replacement by households having similar stratification criteria, the response rate was 100%.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The Household Budget Survey was conducted with 4 questionnaires:
A household questionnaire, to collect information on the characteristics of the selected households and its members.
An income questionnaire, to collect data on the income of each income earner in the household.
A point of purchase questionnaire, to collect data on outlets where households usually purchase goods and services.
A daily diary, to record daily household expenditure.
University of Cape Town
Secure Research Data Centre access https://www.datafirst.uct.ac.za/services/secure-data-services
Central Statistics Office. Household Budget Survey 2001-2002 [dataset]. Version 1. Port Louis: Central Statistics Office [producer], 2002. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25828/vgnd-mc51