Household accounts

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Household accounts presents data on disposable income, spending, housing costs, savings, debt and financial assets of households. A household may be a person who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, or may be small group of people who share the same living accommodation, pool some, or all, of their income and wealth, and consume certain types of goods and services collectively, mainly housing and food. The household group may be made up of related or unrelated people, or a combination of both.

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Keywords:  household

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Household total net worth is the value of total assets (the total amount of financial assets plus the total amount of non-financial assets; note that this indicator only takes into account the value of dwellings from non-financial assets) minus the total value of outstanding liabilities.

Household financial net worth is the balancing item of their financial balance sheet, i.e. total financial assets minus total liabilities, recorded at current market values. The change in financial net worth between two consecutive years is not only due to financial transactions over the period, but also to price changes (i.e. holding gains or losses) in financial assets and liabilities. The following financial assets and liabilities are included, whenever available/applicable for households: currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, equity and investment fund shares/units, insurance, pension and standardised guarantee programmes (including net equity of households in pension funds), financial derivatives, and employee stock options and other accounts receivable and payable.

The total net worth is measured as a percentage of net disposable income.

The financial net worth is calculated as the ratio of financial net worth of households divided by the number of individuals in the country, in USD at current PPPs.

Data are under 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA 2008) for all countries except for Chile, Japan and Turkey (SNA 1993).

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Keywords:  wealth, wealth,household wealth, household, financial net worth, household wealth
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