Employer Skills Survey (UKESS)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country UK
Years 2011-present
Data depositor UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Principal investigator UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Analysis unit All establishments in the UK in 2013 with two or more people working at them (regardless of whether or not they owned the organisation) were eligible for the survey.
Spatial unit Regions
Sampling method Multi-stage stratified random sample
Data collection method Telephone interview
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service
Reference number SN 7430, SN 7484
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7484&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Excludes those who are self-employed but whose businesses have no employees because of the absence of robust population figures for this group. However, may contain useful data for other types of micro-business. Provides information on no. of employees so those running businesses with fewer than ten employees can be identified. Sample from Experian's Business Database Two previous studies, the National Employer Skills Survey, 2007-2009: Secure Access (NESS), covering England only, and the Scottish Employer Skills Survey, 2008-2010: Secure Access, covering Scotland, are held at the Archive under SNs 6705 and 6857 repectively.

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business No
VAT registration status No
Annual turnover No
Type of business Registered
Number of clients No
Home based No
Home-based measurement 1
Survey Response items 1
Home-based measurement 2
Survey Response items 2

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed No
Employee director No
Employs others Yes
Subcontractor No