EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) survey also provides information on composition of households – breakdown of households by number of persons, by number of children, by households' demographic type, by income quintile groups, structure of households by activity status, age and gender.

Definitions

Person under the age of 18.

Several persons living in one dwelling and sharing expenditures or one person having separate housekeeping.

One fifth (20%) of the number of surveyed households grouped in increasing sequence according to the disposable income per one household member.

Data availability

Dissemination format and  Release calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Composition of households
  • 2016
16.03.2017
Composition of households
  • 2014
17.03.2016
Composition of households
  • 2005-2014
15.05.2015

News releases


Date Title
19.12.2017 Household disposable income in 2016

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
EU-SILC survey Income and living conditions in Latvia in 2016 09.05.2017
EU-SILC survey Income and living conditions in Latvia in 2015 05.05.2016
EU-SILC survey Material deprivation in Latvia in 2015 (only in Latvian) 13.04.2016
EU-SILC survey Income and living conditions in Latvia 2014 08.05.2015
EU-SILC survey Material deprivation in Latvia 2013 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2014
EU-SILC survey Income and living conditions in Latvia 2013 26.05.2014
EU-SILC survey Material deprivation in Latvia in 2012 (only in Latvian) 28.06.2013
EU-SILC survey Income and living conditions in Latvia 2012 11.06.2013
EU-SILC survey Material Deprivation of Latvia in 2011 (only in Latvian) 20.04.2012
EU-SILC survey Material Deprivation of Latvia in 2010 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2011
EU-SILC survey Material Deprivation of Latvia in 2009 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2010
EU-SILC survey Material Deprivation of Latvia in 2007 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2009

Classifications

In the survey Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) following classifications are used:

  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2);
  • International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED);
  • International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Information on composition of households are acquired with the help of EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC).

In order to acquire information four questionnaires were developed: Household Register, Household Questionnaire Form and Individual Questionnaire Form. Each questionnaire has its own aim and information in each questionnaire does not overlap with information in other forms. Fourth form is a module questionnaire that each year aims at researching different theme.

Household Register is questionnaire, which includes general information on each household member. It is mainly demographic information on persons living in the household, as well as on those persons, who have left the household.

Household Questionnaire Form includes questions concerning the household generally. It includes following questions:

  1. housing and housing conditions;
  2. housing costs;
  3. economic situation of the household;
  4. total household income;
  5. inter-household transfers;
  6. agricultural production in household.

Individual Questionnaire Form is filled in on each household member aged 16 and over. It includes questions on:

  1. employment;
  2. income;
  3. education;
  4. health.

Survey is based also on data of the State Revenue Service on natural persons/taxpayers and State Social Insurance Agency data on state pensions and benefits.

Target population

The basic unit of EU-SILC survey is persons living in private households. Survey does not include collective households (old peoples’ homes, boarding schools for disabled children, student hostels, hotels, barracks, hospitals, sanatoriums, prisons, etc.).

During the survey information was obtained on whole household as well as on each household member aged 16 and over. Households belonging to longitudinal section are surveyed for several years (maximum 4 years). In Latvia four-year rotation panel is used and all household members, who in the first survey year were at age of at least 14, are sample respondents.

Sample size

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Sample size of EU-SILC 5 813 6 018 6 717 7 042 7 610 8 151 8 463 8 572 8 510 8 209 8 008
Completed questionnaire sets 3 843 4 315 4 471 5 196 5 797 6 255 6 599 6 499 6 309 6 125 6 113
Individual interviews (persons) 7 913 9 071 9 270 10 910 12 207 12 999 13 503 12 964 12 442 11 929 11 726
Non-response rate 33.9% 28.3% 33.4% 26.2% 23.8% 23.3% 22.0% 24.2% 25.9% 25.4% 23.7%

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

EU-SILC data are extrapolated on all private household and household members living in these households. Weighting process includes application of design weights, which are corrected by actual response rate. Additional data are calibrated by population sex and age.

Data revision

Published data are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data are available since 2005.

International comparability

Eurostat

Description of the Eurostat methodology is available from http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/income-and-living-conditions/methodology.

Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) on its webpage publishes information on composition of households in EU Member States. It can be found in http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database in section Population and social conditions/ Living conditions and welfare/ Income and living conditions/Living conditions/Private households.

Quality

Quality reports are prepared in accordance with the EU requirements in specific statistical domain.

They provide detailed information on the data life cycle and data quality. Quality reports are available here.

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Viktors Veretjanovs 67366609 daļas vadītājs Viktors.Veretjanovs@csb.gov.lv

Last update

15.02.2016

Household disposable income (EU-SILC survey)

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Material deprivation (EU-SILC survey)

Monetary poverty and income inequality indicators (EU-SILC survey)

Number of private households

Self-perceived health status (EU-SILC survey)

Explanation of symbols

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Magnitude zero

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Less than half of the unit employed

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Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

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Magnitude zero