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Jersey Household Spending Report 2009/10

Produced by the Statistics Jersey (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Authored by Statistics Unit and published on 29 Jul 2011
Prepared internally, no external cost


​​The 2009/10 Household Spending Survey report presents information about the spending habits of Jersey households.

The latest report shows that:

  • in 2009/10 average total household expenditure in Jersey was £724 per week
  • spending was greatest on Housing, fuel and power, at £205 per week, accounting for more than a quarter of total household expenditure
  • Transport and Recreation and culture were the next highest spending categories (£94 and £86 per week, respectively)
  • the average expenditure on Food and non-alcoholic drinks was £74 per week
  • the average total weekly household expenditure ranged from £331 in the lowest of the five quintiles of gross income to £1,443 in the highest
  • the average total weekly expenditure of owner-occupied households (£877 per week) was more than double that of households living in social rental accommodation (£426 per week)
  • households living in other rental accommodation (qualified or non-qualified) had total weekly expenditure roughly mid-way between these two tenure categories
  • the average total weekly household expenditure ranged from £315 per week for single pensioners to £1,115 per week in households containing a couple with at least one dependent child (aged 15 or under)
  • after adjusting for inflation (which includes the effect of the introduction of GST), household spending in 2009/10 was, on average, at a similar level to that in 2004/5
  • the average total weekly expenditure of households in Jersey was about three-fifths greater than in the UK, howerver this should not be considered as a measure of the relative cost of living between the two jurisdictions

Jersey Household Spending report 2009/10
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