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Name : ……………Grace…………………………

I/C No :………………………………………

School : ………………………………………
Additional Mathematics
Project Work 2013
“Our household
Expenditure Survey”

Integration

Name : ……………Grace…………………………
I/C No :………………………………………

School : ………………………………………
Additional Mathematics
Project Work 2013
“Our household
Expenditure Survey”

Integration

Contents Page 1. Title : Our household expenditure survey . page 1

2. Appreciations : page 3

3. Introductions: page 4

4. Part A : page 5-8

5. Part B: page 9-15

6. Part C: page 16-22

7. Further Explorations: page 23-25

8. Reflections: page 26

2.Appreciations :
I would like to thank my Additional Mathematics teacher Mr. Eddy Sim for explaining to us and guide us throughout this project work. Without him/her , I wouldn’t have been able to do this project so smoothly.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my friends Vinod, Alex, Boo, Desmond, Toh for all their cooperation in providing their data for the survey.

Lastly I would like to thank my parents for their moral and financial support .

3.Introduction
Household Income/Basic Amenities Survey (HIS/BA)

The Household Income Survey (HIS) was conducted by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia since 1973. However, starting from 1987, The Basic Amenities Survey was conducted together with Household Income Survey and known as Household Income/Basic Amenities Survey (HIS/BA). The latest HIS/BA survey was carried out in 2009. The main objectives of the HIS/BA survey are to measure the economic well-being of the population; collect information on income distribution pattern of household classified by various socio-economic characteristics; identify the poor groups; collect information on basic amenities of household; and study the effects of the implementation of national development program. The other objective of the survey is to collect information on the level and pattern of consumption expenditure by households on a comprehensive range of goods and services. This information serves as the basis for determining the goods and services to be included in the basket of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It is also used to update the CPI weights where the CPI is a measure of the average rate of change in prices of a fixed basket of goods and services which represents the expenditure pattern of households in Malaysia.

However, over the years, demand for data from the survey has increased and it is now used for several purposes. HIS / BA has become an invaluable source of information for government and private sectors, researchers and university students. How are the data from the HIS / BA used?

One of the key objectives of the HIS / BA is to collect detailed information on the latest consumption expenditure of households . Information on households’ socio-economic characteristics,...
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