Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS)

General Information

Data type Survey data: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Country Scotland
Years 1991-present
Data depositor General Register Office for Scotland
Principal investigator General Register Office for Scotland
Analysis unit Individuals usually resident on census day in Scotland, whether in private households or communal establishments, and who have one of 20 birthdays.
Spatial unit Postcode (Unit)
Sampling method Simple random sample
Data collection method Self-completion
Weight No
Access http://sls.lscs.ac.uk/
Reference number 5768
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=5768&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Assessed using 2011 Scotland Household Census form Free access is restricted to users in UK higher and further education institutions. Non-academic, non-commercial users will be charged. Commercial use is only allowed under strict conditions, and will be charged for. 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