APPENDIX 5 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE CLASSIFICATION
HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE CLASSIFICATION
The Household Expenditure Classification (HEC) used to classify the HES expenditure data is available as a data cube '6503.0 Appendix 5 - Household Expenditure Classification 2003-04' accompanying this User Guide. Information on the collection method used for each item is also included. There were three different collection methods - these were to collect the expenditure data through a computer assisted household interview questionnaire (using a variety of recall periods), to collect it in the paper diary, or to derive it using modelling techniques.
In addition the file contains a concordance between the 2003-04 items and the 1998-99 items so that changes can be readily identified. The reverse concordance is contained in the data cube '6503.0 Household Expenditure Classification 1998-99 to 2003-04 Concordance'.