HomeEU SILC

EU SILC

Dear Respondent!

Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) of Hungarian households is a yearly survey conducted by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office aiming to gather information about the living standards of the population. During the survey almost 9 thousand randomly selected households are contacted by our interviewers and asked to participate in this large-scale survey. The data from the survey provide invaluable information for understanding the economic behaviour of Hungarian households. The main purpose of the survey is to supply comparable data to EU and its Member Sta-tes’ decision makers on the consumption structure of households at EU level.

The survey takes place from 1 March to 10 May 2019. Potential respondents involved in the sample will be looked up by the Office’s interviewers and informed about the two types of filling the questionnaire: they can choose between the personal interview (interviewer with using a laptop) and answering the questions online by themselves. Households choosing the personal interview will receive a gift while among the web respondents tablet winners will be drawn.

One of the most important aims of the survey is to make further analyses from the household and personal characteristics that will fundamentally contribute to effective national and European policy making. From the data we could get information on the households’ economic and income situation, their consumption and saving habits.

Responding is voluntary and anonym. Only those households and their members are able to respond the survey that are being involved in the random sample.

Data are handled confidentially, only for statistical purposes, in aggregated form and without any unique identification. Regu-lations of the Act CLV of 2016 on Official Statistics and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are entirely taken into consideration. The data collection takes place on a common methodology in all EU countries and the data collected will be published on the official website of Eurostat. The results of the survey will be unveiled in December 2019.

Should you have any further questions the following contacts are available:

  • E-mail: lakinfo@ksh.hu
  • Phone (free of charge): +36 80 200 766 (from Monday to Thursday between 8am–4:30pm, on Friday between 8am–2pm).

When filling in the questionnaire the following browsers can be used: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0+; Mozilla Firefox 24+; Google Chrome; Opera; Safari


To online questionnaire