Households'​ surveys​​

Population and social indicators are essential for decision-makers and policymakers to design development plans.RAK Center for Statistics & Studies implements several households' surveys such as:

Labor force survey

This survey provides several important characteristics of the labor force: employed, unemployed and for the employed it provides their occupations, economic activities, status in employment, education level…
This survey is a national survey implemented in cooperation with the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center. RAK CSS has started this survey in 2016. During this survey, the fieldwork team visits citizen and non-citizen households. Households sample is selected using probability sampling methods.
The center collects data for this survey every year in November and December.


Households' income and expenditures survey

This survey is considered one of the biggest surveys that a statistical center carries out, due to the size of the project and the number of indicators it gathers and the need to have the data collection last a year to cover all the months of the year. 
This important survey provides many indicators about households' income and expenditures and households and housing characteristics and well-being levels. The survey results are the base to design consumer's basket and to compute the weights used in the consumer price index and the inflation rate calculations.
This survey is implemented every five years.


Households & dwellings frame's update

Statistical frames are a requirement to conduct surveys. The more the frames are exhaustive and updated the more accurate are the results of the surveys.  For this reason, RAK CSS has always been keen to have a continuously updated households frame to be used to design and select samples for households' surveys.
RAK CSS is updating continuously the households and dwellings frame. A part of the frame that was built based on 2015's census is updated whenever regularly. ​