This book offers a unique insight in to how family expenditure has changed over the years.It is an official publication of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), therefore providing the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Published annually and created from a continuous survey, this report provides the most accurate and up-to-date sets of data of household expenditure in the UK. Compiled from the Family Expenditure and Food Survey, a well established source of information used by the UK government and wider community, the report is an invaluable tool for developing strategies based on consumer spending patterns. The previous edition benefited from press coverage."Family Spending" provides an analysis of household expenditure broken down by age and income, household composition, socio-economic characteristics and geography.