Since 1998, the Central Bureau of Statistics, in co-operation with county offices competent for official statistics, has carried out the Household Budget Survey based on the representative sample. The Survey is in line with the EU methodological recommendations and international standards and classifications.
The purpose of the Survey is to provide a description of living conditions of individual households, that is, a picture of height and structure of financial and natural consumption of a household, according to the characteristics of a household, such as income, socio-economic characteristics, number of household members, etc. The structure of consumption is observed according to the international classification COICOP (Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose). The methodology of the Household Budget Survey covers only private households in the Republic of Croatia, that is, excluded is the population residing in institutions, boarding schools, prisons, hospitals as well as consumption made by foreign tourists.
The Survey data are used for calculation of weights that measuring of consumer price indices, for measuring of final household consumption (a part of the system of national accounts) as well as for the calculation of poverty indicators.
Basic characteristics of household consumption and household income were calculated on the basis of data collected by the Household Budget Survey. The Survey was carried out on the random sample of private households and the sample is separately defined for each year, that is, there is not a panel part of the sample (households were not repeatedly interviewed every year).
The aim of the study was to determine mean food availability based on the data of national Household Budget Surveys (HBS), and also to identify the trends in dietary patterns of the Croatian population according to the Data Food Networking (DAFNE) procedure. The Survey was carried out on the random sample of private households and the sample is separately defined for each year, that is, there is not a panel part of the sample (households were not repeatedly interviewed every year).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
v01: Edited data, for internal use only.
The scope of the survey includes:
- Information on the dwelling, standard and housing status;
- Durable consumer goods;
- Basic information on agricultural land, livestock, mechanisation and investments;
- Expenses for personal consumption.
Cities and settlements
All household members. Exclusions: people who live in collective households or students in dormitories.
Producers and sponsors
Croatian Bureau of Statistics
Croatian Bureau of Statistics
The Survey was carried out on the random sample of private households and the sample is separately defined for each year, that is, there is not a panel part of the sample (households were not repeatedly interviewed every year).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The Survey is conducted as an annual survey and data are being collected for 12 months. This period corresponds to the calendar year. The conduction of the Survey is continuous and interviews on the field are carried out in the course of a year at 26 two-week intervals. Every other week, a part of the total sampled households are interviewed. Data are published annually.
Data are collected through questionnaires and a diary. Data on income and earnings as well as on most personal consumption expenditures are collected by interviewing. Data referring to food, beverages and tobacco are obtained from a diary kept in a household for 14 days.
The field work is carried out with 120 interviewers engaged for this purpose. Their work is organised and monitored by 28 field supervisors. The Central Bureau of Statistics carries out data entry, control, tabulation and the publishing of the Survey results. According to the Official Statistics Act (NN, No. 103/03), all information given by interviewed persons are confidential. The data collected are used for statistical purposes only and they are published at the aggregate level.
The use of the datasets must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the identification of the Primary Investigator (including country name)
- the full title of the survey and its acronym (when available), and the year(s) of implementation
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download (for datasets disseminated online)
Croatian Bureau of Statistics. Croatia Household Budget Survey (HBS) 2004, Ref. HRV_2004_HBS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.