This publication contains details about the 1998-99 Household Expenditure Survey, including its purpose, content and concepts, and the methods and procedures used to collect and process the data and derive the estimates.
The purpose of the User Guide is to help users of the data to understand the nature of the survey, its potential and its shortcomings in meeting their data needs.
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Acting Australian Statistician