Expenditure on housing as share of total household expenditure

Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 2000 2005 2010 2015
% 20.10 20.60 25.60 31.00 32.20 30.60 32.80 35.80
Operational Definitions
The percentage of total household expenditure on housing, based on the data collected from the Household Expenditure Surveys (HES). The HES is conducted to collect up-to-date information on the consumption patterns of households in Hong Kong. Based on the HES results, a representative list of goods and services commonly purchased by an average household, together with their relative importance in the total expenditure of the household, can be derived.
All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department.
The data collected from the surveys are used as proxies for the years of 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.
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