Labour Force Survey (LFS)

General Information

Data type Survey data: Repeated cross-sectional study
Country UK
Years 1975-1991
Data depositor Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division, Employment DepartmentEmployment Department
Principal investigator Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Divisio
Analysis unit All persons normally resident in private households in the United Kingdom
Spatial unit Standard Statistical Regions
Sampling method Stratified multi-stage sample
Data collection method Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview (from 1986)
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service
Reference number GN 33132
Cost No
Available documentation
Notes Tracks employment, unemployment and other types of economic inactivity such as self-employment, together with a wide range of related topics such as occupation, training, hours of work and personal characteristics of household members aged 16 years and over. Survey is of household members.

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 Not applicable
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 Yes
Employee director No
Employs others No
Subcontractor No