Living Costs and Food Survey, 2012
- UK households spent an average of £489 a week in 2012.
- The largest expenditure categories were housing (excluding mortgages), fuel and power, transport, and recreation and culture.
- There were four regions in which expenditure over the period 2010-2012 was higher than the UK average: London, the South East, the East and the South West.
- Average spending has decreased between 2006 and 2012 once the figures have been adjusted to allow for changes in prices (inflation).
- Households in London spend the most, while those in the North East spend the least.
- Expenditure in rural areas is higher than in urban areas.
Consumer trends, Q2 2013: ONS
- In Q2 2013, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.3% (£661m). The main positive contributor to growth was increased household spending on ‘Transport’.
- Household spending has increased by 0.3% but still remains 2.8% below the peak of spending (in volume terms) in Q4 2007. Households purchased 4.0% more in volume terms this quarter compared with the recent low of Q2 2009.
- The current price value of household spending, which includes inflation, shows how much UK households spent. In Q2 2013 current price spending increased by 0.9% compared with Q1, continuing the trend of positive growth which has continued since Q3 2009. Current price spending is now 15.1% higher than Q4 2007. Households current price spending was 19.1% higher in Q2 2013 than the recent low of Q2 2009.
- The value of UK household spending per head, in current price terms, was £4,037, an increase of 0.7% on the quarter and 10.3% when compared with Q1 2008, the quarter prior to the first fall in expenditure, including inflation, since 1997.
English Housing Survey – Households: DCLG
- In 2011-12 there were an estimated 22.0 million households in England living in private accommodation
- Owner occupation remained the largest tenure group with 14.4 million households, comprising around two-thirds (65%) of all households.