The aim of conducting the household income expenditure survey was to provide current data on household incomes and expenditure for a revision of the existing benchmarks for the Consumer Price Index.
The first survey conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on incomes of households was the Rural Income Distribution Survey (RIDS) in 1974-1975. RIDS focused on rural incomes, and the coverage of subsequent income surveys was extended to cover all regions of Botswana and both income and expenditure. Previous Household Income and Expenditure Surveys were conducted in 1985-1986 and 1993-1994.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Units of analysis covered by the survey were Households and Individuals
V1: Edited, anonymised dataset for public distribution
Producers and sponsors
Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Ministry of Finance and Development Planning
The frame for the HIES 2002-2003 consisted of 4,114 Enumeration Areas (EAs) which was the total number delineated for the 2001 Population and Housing Census after excluding 38 EA's of the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve (CKGR), and Institutions. The level of stratification was (i) Cities/Towns, (ii) Urban Villages, and (iii) Rural Areas. A stratified two-stage probability sample design was used for the selection of the sample. At the first stage 288 EAs were selected with probability proportional to size (PPS), while at the second stage of sampling, 6,290 households were systematically selected from a fresh list of households prepared at the beginning of the survey's fieldwork (i.e. listing of households for the selected EAs).
The Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2002-2003 enumerated 6,053 households out of 6290 selected households, resulting in a response rate of 96 percent.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
There were two questionnaires administered for this survey, namely the Household Questionnaire (Book 1) and the Daily record (Book 2). Book 1 captured information for the usual members of the household who were expected to spend at least 15 days of the survey month with the household. Book 2 captured daily household expenditures, receipts, own produce consumed and business transactions. It was administered daily to the households for the duration of the survey round (one month).
Public use files
Central Statistics Office (now Statistics Botswana). Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2002-2003 [dataset]. Version 1. Gaborone: CSO [producer], 2003 [distributor], 2014.