Household income is the sum of all the incomes (primary & secondary sources) of every earning member of the family. The household shall mean any family unit, which includes husband, wife and any unmarried children.
Consider all the parameters mentioned below while computing household income
a) Primary source of income
Sector of work (Agriculture & allied activities, trading, manufacturing, services, etc.)
Nature of work (Self-employed or salaried, regular or seasonal, etc.)
Frequency of income (daily/ weekly/ monthly) * Income for each period over one year
b) Other sources of income
While assessing household income of all members from all sources, ensure that there is no double counting of income (example: counting of salary income of one migrant member also as remittance income for the household). While the income computation may be done on a monthly basis, the income assessment for all members and sources may be carried out over a period of minimum one year to ascertain the stability of the household income.