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Release: Family Spending, 2015 Edition

Released: 08 December 2015


Social Surveys Division

Telephone: +44 (0) 1633 455678

Categories: Personal Finances, Consumers and Customers, Personal Expenditure, Economy

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Living Costs and Food Survey

  • UK households spent an average of £531 a week in 2014. See Table A1 (154.5 Kb Excel sheet) for the full breakdown of expenditure.

  • Average spending increased from £507 in 2012 and £524 in 2013 (after adjusting for inflation).

  • The largest expenditure categories were transport, housing (excluding mortgages) fuel and power, and recreation and culture.

  • Two interactive tools are available to help users explore the results: a treemap that breaks down average weekly spending into its component parts; and timeline graphs that detail household spending since the survey year ending March 2002, both at ‘current’ prices and adjusted for inflation.

  • There were 4 regions in which expenditure over the period 2012 to 2014 was higher than the UK average: London, the South East, the East and the South West.

This report presents the latest information from the Living Costs and Food Survey for the 2014 calendar year (January to December).

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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