A breakdown of household National Account according to household category for 2003#(in French)
The household National Account published by the national statistical office presents a picture of the income, consumption and savings of households. It gives a measure of purchasing power within a consistent and integrated framework, which allows comparisons between countries. It is designed at a macro-level on the whole population so it can be used to analyse a "mean" household but without information on disparities between households. On the other hand, several types of household surveys exist providing individual data on income and consumption. Those surveys are used to measure inequalities between individuals. Nevertheless, survey estimates may be different from National Accounts figures. These two approaches (macro and micro levels) have been combined to give a breakdown of income and consumption measured in the national accounts (for the year 2003) according to four criteria: standard of living, household composition, age or socio-professional category of the head of the household. Results published can be found on the website: http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/comptes-nationaux/souschapitre.asp?id=72. This working paper describes the methodology used to breakdown the household national account using survey data.