Sources and definitions of data

In order to collate all the data for the our Household Economics tool we use a variety of sources. The table below lists them all.

Where did the data come from...

 

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 Current PositionForecast Position

Monthly Disposable Income

ONS

Experian Forecast

Employment Rate

ONS

Experian Forecast

Average House Price

Experian's National Property Database (including Rightmove and Land Registry data)

Experian Forecast

Average Mortgage Payment

CAIS data on the Sum of Outstanding Mortgages Balances and the No. of open mortgages by LAD and FSS Group

Experian Forecast

Average Unsecured Credit Payment

ONS

Experian Forecast

Cost of Living

ONS

Experian Forecast

Net Monthly Income

ONS

Experian Forecast

 

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 Average PriceSource

Average price of a jam doughnut

13p

Tesco 17th Aug price comparison

Average price of unleaded fuel per litre

£1.17

The AA July Fuel Price report

Average cinema ticket price

£6.72

UK Cinema association May 2015

Coverage of postcodes: England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland excluded). Postcodes with no residences have also been excluded.


What do the forecast indicators mean:

 

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 DownStableUp

Average House Price

< 0

>= 0, < 2%

>= 2%

Average Mortgage Payment

< 0

>= 0, < 2%

>= 2%

Average Unsecured Credit Payment

< 0

>= 0, < 2%

>= 2%

Cost of Living

<= 0%

0< < 3%

3% +

Employment Rate

< 0%

0%

> 0%

Monthly Disposable Income

<= 0%

0< < 3%

3% +

Net Monthly Income

<= 0%

0< < 3%

3% +

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