1 Household Income and Expenditure Survey - 2016 . Final Report Department of Census and Statistics Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs Sri Lanka ISBN 978-955-702-054-9. Preface The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) conducts the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) under the National Household Sample Survey Program. The HIES is an yearlong sample Survey which is conducted in 12 consecutive monthly rounds and an island wide representative sample of equal size is enumerated in each monthly round to capture seasonal and regional variations of Income , Expenditure and consumption patterns. The HIES series which started in 1980 was conducted once in every five years until 2006/07.
2 Thereafter, as rapidly changing economic conditions demanded far more frequent monitoring of Income and Expenditure patterns in the country, the DCS. with the help of the rapid developments in the ICT, decided to conduct the HIES once in every three years in Sri Lanka. The HIES 2016 is the ninth in the HIES series. The data of this Survey are the primary source of data for various socio economic indicators of living pattern of people in different segment of population at national, sector and district levels. This information are used for planning, policy formulation, decision making, research and exercise by government and non-government organizations, academics, researchers and scholars.
3 The permanent field staff that has been appointed to each Divisional Secretariat (DS) divisions in Sri Lanka carried out the data collections of the Survey in twelve monthly rounds starting from January to December in 2016 and covered all the districts successfully. This report is the final report of the HIES 2016 , which is based on the twelve monthly rounds of the Survey data and publishes much needed socio economic development indicator information of households and Household population in Sri Lanka at national, sector and district levels.. Dr. A. J. Satharasinghe Director General Department of Census and Statistics 17 January, 2018. Department of Census and Statistics No. 306/71. Polduwa Road Battaramulla Acknowledgement This Household Income and Expenditure Survey - 2016 , Final Report with provincial and district level data is based on the total annual sample of 25,640 housing units, covering all districts of the country.
4 Overall coordination of the Survey was done by Mr. Munasinghe, Additional Director General (statistics). Planning and execution of the Survey was done by staff of the Sample Survey Division under the direction of Mr. Sunil Senanayake, Deputy Director Sample Survey Division. The Survey activities were organized and supervised by Mrs. , Mr. , , Mrs. , Mr. , Mr. , Mrs. , Mr. , Mrs. , Mrs. , Ms. Statisticians & Senior Statistician, of the sample Survey division. Sample selection and related work was done by Mrs. Gunasekara Statistical Officer assisted by Mrs. , Statistical Assistant . Field data collection activities of the Survey were done by Statistical Officers and Statistical Assistants attached to divisional secretariat divisions and district secretariats.
5 The Information & Communication Technology Division, under the direction of Mrs. Fernando, Additional Director General (ICT) and under the supervision of Mr. , Deputy Director (ICT) and Mr. Weerasiri Deputy Director (ICT), were responsible for the preparation of data entry programme and Survey data entry. Data entry was decentralized and coding & data entries were done by responsible officers at district secretariats in all the districts. Data cleaning programme and its related computer software were prepared by Mr. Wickramasinghe, Deputy Director (ICT). The computer data cleaning was done by the Information and Communication Technology Assistants, Data Entry Officers/Coding clerks of the Sample Survey Division and data verification was done by the Statistical Officers, Statistical Assistants and Development Officers of the Sample Survey Division, under the supervision of Statisticians and Senior Statisticians of the sample Survey division and they are acknowledged for their valuable contribution during the whole Survey process.
6 The computer data processing, final tabulations and this publication were organized and prepared by and, Ms. , Statisticians of the Sample Surveys Division, assisted by Mrs. Wimalarathna, Kulathunga Statistical officers and Mrs. C. S. Liyanage, Statistical Assistant with the direction of Mr. Sunil Senanayake Deputy Director and with the guidance of Mrs. Karunarathne, Director (Statistics) Sample Survey Division District staff of the Department who worked on the Survey deserves a special word of thanks, The Deputy Directors/. Senior Statisticians/ Statisticians supervised the Survey and field Statistical Officers who worked hard at the data collection stage, to make this Survey a success.
7 Printing of the report was done by the staff of the Printing Division, under the supervision of Mr. Fernando, Statistician. Finally, I wish to express my appreciation to all the respondents of the Survey for their valuable contribution. Officers engaged in the Survey activities Supervision of the Survey activities in sample Survey division Mr. A. K. D. C. Karunarathna Statistician Mrs. Wijebandara Statistician Mrs. C. Jayawicrama Senior Statistician Mrs. D. D. Deepawansa Statistician Mr. H. T. Fonseka Statistician Mr. K. S. R. L. Senadeera Statistician Mr. K. Weerasiri Statistician Mr. M. L. K. P. Kumara Statistician Mrs. M. W. L. C. M. Chandrarathna Statistician Mrs. P. D. Nanayakkara Statistician Ms.
8 R. P. M. Subhashinee Statistician Mrs. U. S. Dilrukshi Statistician Supervision of the Survey activities at district offices Mr. Statistician Ms. Premalatha Senior Statistician Mr. Upali Rajapaksha Statistician Mr. Abeysinghe Statistician Mr. Perera Statistician Mr. Gunasekara Statistician Mr. Herath Statistician Mr. Statistician Mr. Statistician Mr. L. W. Ranjith Deputy Director Mr. Statistician Mr. Statistician Mr. M. H. Manzoor Deputy Director Mr. M. S. M. Musammil Statistician Mr. M. Thiyakalingam Statistician Mr. M. Vidyanandaneshan Statistician Mr. Thaiyar Statistician Mr. Kaleem Statistician Ms. Lekamge Statistician Statistician Mr. Samarakoon Statistician Mr. Statistician Mr.
9 Alahakoon Statistician Mr. T. Sriharan Statistician Statistician Mr. Bandara Statistician Data verification and error correction etc. Mr. Statistical Officer Ms. Gunasekara Statistical Officer Statistical Officer Statistical Officer Ms. Delgoda Statistical Officer Ms. Wimalarathna Statistical Officer Mr. Statistical Officer Ms. D. Karunanayaka Statistical Officer Mr. Athapaththu Statistical Officer Mr. Kulathunga Statistical Officer Ms. Ekanayake Statistical Assistant Ms. Nilushini Statistical Assistant Mr. S. Balasankar Statistical Assistant Ms. C. S. Liyanage Statistical Assistant Mr. de Silva Statistical Assistant Mr. Pathirana Statistical Assistant Ms. Galappaththi Development Officer Data Cleaning Ms.
10 S. W. N. D. Attanayake Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. G. P. G. N. Y. Dewasurendra Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. Buddika Priyadarshi Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. P. R. R. Chamilalatha Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. S. A. S. T. Samaratunge Commiunication &. Assistant Mr. Prasanna Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. K. S. de Silva Weeraddana Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. Geekiyanage Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. M. S. F. Nilamiya Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. M. A. C. G. Priyadhrshani Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. M. G. C. Lakmali Commiunication &. Assistant Nilanthi Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. V. Nishanthini Commiunication &. Assistant Ms. Menike Commiunication &. Assistant Ms.