This is the third Household Budget Survey conducted in Yemen since the unification.
The main objective of the Household Budget Survey 2005-2006 is to collect data and indicators that cover various aspects of Yemeni households' living conditions, such as spending, housing, health, education, and employment, on the governorate level. The availability of such data will enable the local administration authorities to devise information-based development plans on the lowest administrative level.
The implementation of the HBS 2005-2006 is advantaged by the availability of technical and administrative expertise, making the planning and preparations to the international standards for such surveys. Also, the experience of the CSO in implementing similar surveys has enabled the elimination of errors and shortcomings of previous similar surveys, aiming at the collection of high-quality data that meets the needs of different government institutions, as well as the needs of researchers, investors, and other stake-holders. In addition, such data will enable the update of indicators pertaining to the Consumer Price indices, household consumption levels, and National Accounts.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v01, edited datasets with direct identifying variables removed
The survey covered the following:
- household roster
- dwelling conditions
- health (diseases, illnesses, and accidents)
- preventive health care and vaccinations
- wage earnings
- agriculture and fishing activities
- private business activities
- other income
- inventory of durable goods
- consumption of food and other frequently purchased commodities
- expenditures on non-food services and commodities
Producers and sponsors
Central Statistical Organization of the Republic of Yemen
The sample frame for the survey was the 2004 Population Census. Yemen consists of 21 governorates. The study population was sorted into 38 strata. Seventeen governorates were represented by two strata (urban and rural,) whereas Sana'a City and Aden are only urban and Raima and Sana'a Region are only rural. This resulted in 19 urban strata and 19 rural strata.
Within each stratum, the sample was selected in two stages. In the first stage, a certain number of Census Enumeration Areas (EAs) were selected with probability proportional to size, using as a measure of size the number of households according to the pre-census estimates available in January 2005. In the second stage, 12 households were picked from each EA by systematic equal probability sampling.
In order to produce estimates of consumption in all governorates of both rural and urban populations, the total sample of 1,200 EAs was distributed across strata by a combination of allocation proportional to size and equal allocation.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Central Statistical Organization of the Republic of Yemen. Yemen Household Budget Survey 2005-2006. Ref. YEM_2005_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.
DDI Document ID
Development Data Group
Generation of DDI documentation
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
v02 (February 2016)
- Datasets "household_total_expenditure_2005" and "poverty_lines_data" were added