Friday, January 19, 2007

Does the “average household” bring in £443 (net) per week?

Households spend on average £443 a week with transport being the highest expense - ONS

UK households spent an average of £443 a week in 2005-06. Transport was the highest category of spending, with an average spend of £62 a week. This included £23.90 on purchase of vehicles, £27.90 on the operation of personal transport (such as petrol, diesel, repairs and servicing) and £9.90 on transport services such as rail, tube and bus fares.

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3 thoughts on “Does the “average household” bring in £443 (net) per week?

  • Another article that again proves how misleading average figures are especially if we look at the figures for expenditure on food by this ‘average’ household which is £45 for all food plus confectionary and non-alcoholic drinks. I deduce from these figures that the average household is somewhat around or below 1.5 persons.

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  • The British public spend far more on luxuries which they don’t need and can’t afford. Like 50 inch plasmas and blue ray DVD players. This is the true reason for inflation in Britain (and also America). The problem with our culture is that if they want something they have to have it now and don’t want to save or work for it. Housing not included as this is an essential and driven by demand with limited supply.

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  • ” I deduce from these figures that the average household is somewhat around or below 1.5 persons.”

    Or very hungry!

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