Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)

General Information

Data type Survey data: Repeated cross-sectional study
Country UK
Years 1994-present
Data depositor Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Principal investigator Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit,
Analysis unit Individuals and households - People aged 16 years and over and household members
Spatial unit Government Office Regions Standard Statistical Regions
Sampling method Simple random sample
Data collection method Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview; Self-completion
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service
Reference number GN 33246
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000026
Notes The Labour Force Survey is conducted using the same set of guidelines and standards across all EU countries, providing the possibility for comparison between countries in relation to, for example, home-based business.

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 Yes
Home based Yes
Home-based measurement 1 in your own home, in the same grounds or buildings as your home,in different places using home as a base, or somewhere quite separate from home?
Survey Response items 1 (In your main job) do you work mainly:
Home-based measurement 2 yes, no
Survey Response items 2 Do you ever do any paid or unpaid work at home for your (main) job?

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed Yes
Employee director No
Employs others Yes
Subcontractor Yes