Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS)

General Information

Data type Survey data: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Country Northern Ireland
Years 1991-present
Data depositor NISRA Department of Finance and Personnel
Principal investigator NISRA Department of Finance and Personnel
Analysis unit Includes everyone who has 1 or 104 birthdays, thus forming an approximately 28% sample of the population of Northern Ireland.
Spatial unit Postcode (Unit)
Sampling method Simple random sample
Data collection method Self-completion
Weight No
Access http://www.qub.ac.uk/
Reference number
Cost No
Available documentation http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/NILSResearchSupportUnit/Variables/
Notes Assessed using 2011 Northern Ireland Household Census form Number of employees in workplace question not featured in 2011 census but was in previous census years

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business No
Legal status of business No
VAT registration status No
Annual turnover No
Type of business Not applicable
Number of clients No
Home based Yes
Home-based measurement 1 Work or study mainly at or from home
Survey Response items 1 What address do you travel to for your main job or course of study (including school)?
Home-based measurement 2
Survey Response items 2

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed Yes
Employee director Yes
Employs others Yes
Subcontractor No