Namibia National Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2009-2010

Short Name: 
NAM 2009 HIES 

The Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is a survey collecting data on income, consumption and expenditure patterns of households, in accordance with methodological principles of statistical enquiries, which are linked to demographic and socio-economic characteristics of households. A Household Income and expenditure Survey is the sole source of information on expenditure, consumption and income patterns of households, which is used to calculate poverty and income distribution indicators. It also serves as a statistical infrastructure for the compilation of the national basket of goods used to measure changes in price levels. Furthermore, it is used for updating of the national accounts.

The main objective of the NHIES 2009/2010 is to comprehensively describe the levels of living of Namibians using actual patterns of consumption and income, as well as a range of other socio-economic indicators based on collected data. This survey was designed to inform policy making at the international, national and regional levels within the context of the Fourth National Development Plan, in support of monitoring and evaluation of Vision 2030 and the Millennium Development Goals. The NHIES was designed to provide policy decision making with reliable estimates at regional levels as well as to meet rural - urban disaggregation requirements.

The first Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey was conducted in 1993/1994 after the first nationwide Population and Housing Census in 1991. Among other important contributions the results from that survey were used to monitor the progress of the 1991 - 1993 Transitional Development Plan and also as benchmark indicators for the First National Development Plan (NDP 1). The Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES) 2003/2004 was used to monitor the progress made during the inter-survey period. The third Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey was conducted in 2009/2010.

Reports for the 2009/2010 Namibia HIES are available here.

Source / Citation: 
Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2009/2010. NAM_2009_HIES_v01_M_v01_A_PUF. Namibia Statistics Agency. Distributed by The Namibia Statistics Agency. 
First released on: 
30 Jan, 2013 
Last version on: 
30 Jan, 2013 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
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To access the 2009/2010 Namibia HIES, a request must be completed through the Namibia Statistics Agency