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New datasets from the Central Bureau of Statistics

606. Income Survey, 2006
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

Income Surveys are conducted by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics on a regular basis. Their goal is to estimate income levels and inequality among various population groups. Since 1997, the Central Bureau of Statistics has been producing a series of income estimates based on a mixed dataset derived from both Incomes and Household Expenditure surveys; both of them now use the same definitions and estimation system.

The sample in both surveys is a two-stage sample of dwellings: in the first stage, a stratified sample of localities is selected, and in the second stage, dwellings are selected in a random-systematically, in each selected locality, to attain overall equal inclusion probabilities. For a full description of the survey methods, see CBS publications e.g.,

The dataset consists of two files: A household file (N=14,582): details household composition, number of providers, and incomes from work, from allowances and from other sources. An individual file for household members aged 15+ (N=34,844): portrays a detailed demographic profile, labour force characteristics, wages, and personal incomes from various sources. New variables were added to both files this year. Since 2003, codes of localities appear only for localities with 20,000 residents or more to ensure confidentiality.

468. Household Expenditure Survey, 2006
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

The Household Expenditure Survey is conducted annually by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. The survey aims to obtain data on the components of household budgets, as well as additional data that characterizes various aspects of living standard such as consumption patterns, level and composition of nutrition, level and composition of income, leisure activities and entertainment and housing conditions. One of the most important uses of the survey is todetermine weights for the consumption "basket" of the Consumer Price Index. Following major improvements in the CBS procedures, since 2003 the datasets have been extended to include nearly all expenditure items.

The dataset consists of 4 file types - file 1 (N= 6,259) contains general household information, including household demographic composition, dwelling, living conditions, ownership of durable goods (including cars), and the socio-economic score of the locality of residence; data on tax payments and consumption. In some consumption groups such as food, single products are specified while other consumption groups are summarized. File 2 (N= 6,259) contains detailed data regarding household incomes and expenditures on all products. The individual file (file 3) (N= 20,743) contains, in addition to demographic details, individual labour force characteristics and various income variables. Economic Branch and Occupation are classified by two digit codes. File 4 contains information from the diary of household purchases.

The survey population includes all households in Israel excluding Kibbutzim, communal Moshavim, institutions and Bedouins who live out of localities. For further information on the methods of the survey, see CBS publications, e.g.,

383. Traffic Counts on Non-urban Roads, 2006
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

ISDC holdings include traffic counts on non-urban roads since 1983. The source of the data is traffic counts carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The counts are carried out once every year, for a week each time by means of mechanical counters installed on non-urban roads, which measure the traffic passing over a certain road section. Motorcycles and motor-scooters are not counted. Each section was monitored at least one week a year so that during a four year period, the counts cover the four seasons (N=104,832).

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