Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS)

General Information

Data type Survey data: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Country England and Wales
Years 1971-present
Data depositor Office for National Statistics. Census Division
Principal investigator Office for National Statistics. Census Division
Analysis unit Includes everyone who has one of four birthdays, thus forming an approximately 1% sample of the population of England and Wales.
Spatial unit Postcode (Unit)
Sampling method Simple random sample
Data collection method Self-completion
Weight No
Access http://www.ucl.ac.uk
Reference number SN 5762
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=5762&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Assessed using 2011 ONS Household Census form These data are available via the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (Census) (CeLSIUS) (for users in UK higher and further education institutions) or Office for National Statistics (ONS) (for others). 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 Mainly work at or from home
Survey Response items 1 In your main job, what is the address of your workplace?
Home-based measurement 2 Mainly work at or from home
Survey Response items 2 How do you usually travel to work?

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed Yes
Employee director Yes
Employs others Yes
Subcontractor No