January 10, 2018

ABSTRACT Annual Household Survey 2014/15 (AHS III) is the third of its kind. AHS is conducted to provide estimations of some major socio-economic indicators on an annual basis, which would not be possible with other periodic surveys like Nepal Labour Force Surveys (NLFS) and Nepal Living Standards Surveys (NLSS) which are undertaken at longer intervals. The survey basically aims to provide estimates of consumption and labour force for Nepal by sex, urban-rural area and consumption quintiles/deciles. Although the major thrust of AHS is on consumption and employment situations, other sectors like education, housing and demographic characteristics are also included. This survey (AHS III) has used sampling frame of the National Population Census 2011 that has provided the list of wards with the number of households. It has enumerated a total of 288 sample Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) (143 in urban and 145 in rural). The total sample household was 4,320 (2,145 from urban PSU and 2,175 from rural PSU). A survey was conducted in 10 months from September 2014 to July 2015. Different PSUs of strata were enumerated at different months. Demographic information was collected as of the date of the survey. The reference period of food consumption was a week (last seven days) prior to the date of enumeration. The data of last 7 days was annualized. Non-food consumption and consumer durables refer to the last 12 months from the date of the survey. Questions on time use in economic and non-economic activities of the last seven days were asked for all household members of age 5 years and above. The general objective of the survey is to provide data required to monitor annual changes in employment, consumption and other socio-economic indicators of Nepal. The specific objectives of the survey are: 1. To measure the changes in the structure and the level of consumption expenditure of Nepalese households, 2. To collect data required to measure annual changes in the indicators of employment, unemployment and underemployment, and 3. To provide other socio-economic information useful for economic planning and annual budgeting. SCOPE The scope of the survey, based on the objectives above, covers topics such as consumption expenditure, employment and unemployment, time use in economic, non-economic and extended economic activities, housing and household facilities, demography, literacy and educational attainment. COVERAGE Geographic Coverage The survey covers the whole country (National), Ecological belts (Mountain, Hill, Terai) and, rural and urban. Universe - All households in the country determined on the basis of the usual place of their residence (de jure househols). The households of diplomatic missions, the institutional households (like people living in schools hostels, prisons, army camps and hospitals) were excluded from the survey. - All persons aged 5 years and above household members. GET MICRODATA