In March CSB will launch annual survey on income and living conditions


In March, Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) will launch already the tenth annual survey on income and living conditions. The survey will be conducted from March till June and during this time period it has been envisaged to survey 8.5 thousand households by individually interviewing 12 thousand persons aged 16 and over.

Aim of the survey is to obtain comprehensive information on income and living conditions, as well as on material deprivation and social exclusion risks among the population of Latvia. Population will be asked questions on the composition of household and socio-economic characteristics of its members, housing conditions, income, self-assessment of the state of health, social exclusion and material deprivation risks, etc.

Each year survey also includes changeable additional questions on topical issues. This year these additional questions will be on material deprivation, of which on material deprivation among children.

The survey will be carried out by CSB interviewers either in face-to-face interviews at respondent's place of residence, or by the telephone. Before the interviewer’s visit or telephone interview households selected in the sample will receive an informative letter from the CSB about the planned date of the interview. The letter will include telephone numbers for obtaining additional information.

Such survey on regular basis is carried out in all Member States of the European Union1 using common survey methodology. The obtained information will be used for statistical purposes in a form of summary. The CSB guarantees confidentiality of the acquired information.


More information:
Viktors Veretjanovs
Social Statistics Department
Income and Living Conditions Statistics Section
Tel. +371 67366609


1EU-SILC – EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions