Understanding Society

General Information

Data type Survey data: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Country UK
Years 2009-2013
Data depositor University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Principal investigator University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research, NatCen Social Research
Analysis unit Individuals and households -People aged 16 years and over and household members
Spatial unit CountriesGovernment Office Regions
Sampling method Multi-stage stratified random sampleTwo-stage stratified systematic sample
Data collection method Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service
Reference number SN 6614
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6614&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes In 2015, five waves are available. The British Household Panel Survey sample has been incorporated in the Understanding Society Study since Wave 2. Assessed using Understanding Society - UK Household Longitudinal Study Mainstage Questionnaire Wave 1, v04. Relevant self-employment/enterprise questions taken from BHPS.

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 specified
Number of clients No
Home based Yes
Home-based measurement 1 At home, from your home
Survey Response items 1
Home-based measurement 2
Survey Response items 2

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed Yes
Employee director Yes
Employs others Yes
Subcontractor Yes