Data is usually available in ASCII format, but for the convenience of data users, data is also converted in to SPSS and STATA format and provided along with questionnaire, coding scheme used for survey and Industry & Occupation codes.

Micro data can be provided as per dissemination policy of PBS, which is available at the website www.pbs.gov.pk.

No, HIES data comprising of approximately 18000 households and it is representative at National/provincial level, therefore it cannot be disaggregated at district level.

The PSLM surveys are conducted at district level and at Provincial level respectively at alternate years. PSLM District level survey collects information on key Social indicators whereas through provincial level surveys (Social & HIES) collect information on social indicators as well as on Income and Consumption. So HIES is conducted under the umbrella of PSLM.