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Canada Survey of Family Expenditures 1983


General Info
Original or alternative title 
1982 Survey of Family Expenditures
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/1983 - 03/1983
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Survey of Family Expenditures, also known as the Family Expenditure Survey or FAMEX, was designed to provide socio-economic information on families and unattached individuals (spending units) living in private households in the ten provinces of Canada and the cities of Whitehorse and Yellowknife. Part-year spending units, records for which the risk of identification warranted their exclusion, and all records from Whitehorse and Yellowknife have been excluded from this dataset.

Data was collected in the beginning of 1983 for the reference period of 1982.

In 1997 the Survey of Family Expenditures was integrated into the Survey of Household Spending.

Statistics Canada provides a public use microdata file.