Methodology of the Food Expenditure Survey - ARCHIVED

Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0026M2005004


The Food Expenditure Survey (FES) is a periodic survey collecting data from households on food spending habits. Data are collected mainly using weekly diaries of purchases that the respondents must fill in daily during two consecutive weeks.

This paper presents a detailed description of the methodology of this survey. First, we briefly described the sample design which is mainly based on the plan of the Labour Force Survey. Then we present the methods of collection, data processing, weighting, and variance estimation, as well as the suppression of unreliable data in the tables of estimates.

Issue Number: 2005004
Author(s): Auger, Sylvie; Khan, Khushnood; Tremblay, Johanne
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PDFJuly 8, 2005