HOUSEHOLD LEVEL PROFILES

Family Size, Income & Employment by Taluka
In order to attain detailed information on different aspects of socio-economic conditions prevailing in the four talukas of Hyderabad district, a detailed household survey of 1,755 households was conducted.

Family Size
The variations in family size are considered to be an outcome of various socio-economic factors e.g. income levels, education, location etc. The practice of joint family system is not uncommon in the urban areas whereas in rural areas it is predominant. Using the definition of a common kitchen, a household may consists of several families. In order to ascertain an average family size, the size of household was adjusted with the number of families living together in the household.
The average family size varies between 6.27 and 7.34 in three talukas with an urban base. The average family size in rural areas of Hyderabad is somewhat higher i.e. 8.28.

Income
Across different income categories, it increases with increase in income and stabilizes in case of Hyderabad city. The taluka of Qasimabad shows a lower family size which declines with increase in income except for the highest category. In case of Latifabad the income effect seems at its minimum. In rural areas it gradually increases with income.

Employment
Nearly three fourth of all the households covered through survey across four talukas of Hyderabad district fall within the income category of Rs.12,000 or less per month. However, within the lowest income category of Rs.6,000 or less per month the highest proportion of 36% was recorded for Hyderabad rural which gradually declined to 23% in case of Latifabad and 25% in Qasimabad and 19% in Hyderabad city. The income distribution thus reflected shows a higher incidence of poverty in rural areas as compare to 3 urban talukas.