PSA-RSSO XI Conducts the Second Visit of the 2021 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES)

Reference Number: 

2022-002

Release Date: 

Monday, January 10, 2022
The Philippine Statistics Authority – Regional Statistical Services Office XI will conduct the Visit 2 of the 2021 Family Income and Expenditures Survey (FIES) on 10 to 31 January 2022 in all provinces of the Region. It is a rider survey to the January 2022 Labor Force Survey (LFS).  
 
The FIES is a nationwide household-based survey conducted every three years in two separate visits. The first visit was undertaken last July 2021 with January to June 2021 as the reference period and the second visit will be conducted in January 2022 with July to December 2021 as the reference period. 
 
It gathers data on Filipino family income and living expenditure levels and patterns; determines sources of income and income distribution, levels of living and spending patterns; provides benchmark information to update weights in estimating consumer price index. The data collected from FIES will be utilized primarily to generate estimates on poverty incidence and threshold, and magnitude of poor families in the Philippines.
 
Around 9,500 sample households in the region will be visited and interviewed for the second visit FIES. For Davao Region about 338 Statistical Researchers are hired to conduct the data collection in the provinces of the region using the Computer-Aided Personal Interview. 
 
The period for the January 2022 LFS and 2021 FIES Visit 2 will start on10 January 2022. 
 
In view of this, PSA Davao Region encourages everyone, especially the selected sample households in the provinces of the region, to support and cooperate in the conduct of the 2021 FIES Visit 2. The participation of the household respondents in providing truthful, complete and accurate information to the interviewers is very important in the success of this undertaking. Rest assured that individual data furnished by the respondent shall be kept strictly confidential under Section 26 of Republic Act 10625, which stipulates that individual data furnished by a respondent to statistical inquiries, surveys, and censuses of the PSA shall be considered privileged information and such shall be inadmissible as evidence in any proceeding.
 
 
 
 
Approve for Release:
 
 
 
RUBEN D. ABARO, JR., CESE
Regional Director
 

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