Official Statistics

Rural expenditure statistics

Household expenditure and household disposable income in rural and urban areas.


Rural expenditure

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Breakdown of how households in rural and urban areas spend their disposable income.



  • expenditure by area of spend

Data Source: Office for National Statistics Living costs and food survey

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification

Next release date: tbc

Additional information:

Defra statistics: rural

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Published 24 May 2011
Last updated 21 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
  2. Latest statistics on rural expenditure published today.
  3. 2010 Household expenditure in rural and urban areas.
  4. First published.