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Household Spending

Household spending is the amount of final consumption expenditure made by resident households to meet their everyday needs, such as food, clothing, housing (rent), energy, transport, durable goods (notably cars), health costs, leisure, alcoholic beverages, and miscellaneous services. It is typically around 60% of gross domestic product (GDP) and as a result, plays a major role in a nation's economy.  

Statistics Canada - Survey of Household Spending

The Survey of Household Spending (SHS) is a national, biennial survey that gathers information on the spending habits of Canadians. It looks at how much households pay for food, clothing, shelter, transportation, health care and other items. Your participation allows Statistics Canada to measure the changing spending patterns of all Canadian households. 

Video Tutorial on Using the Statistics Canada Survey of Household Spending (SHS) presented by Huber Librariesby

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