Workplace Employee Relations Survey (WERS6)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country Great Britain
Years 1980-present
Data depositor Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Principal investigator Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Analysis unit Study based on 3 surveys: The Survey of Managers, The Survey of Worker Representatives, The Survey of Employees across almost every sector of the economy in Great Britain
Spatial unit No spatial unit
Sampling method One-stage stratified or systematic random sample; Multi-stage stratified random sample
Data collection method Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview; Self-completion
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service
Reference number GN 33176
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7226&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Data from surveys conducted in 1980, 1984, 1990, 1998, 2004 and 2011. Contains data for surveyed workplaces in Great Britain with five or more employees, excluding workplaces in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and mining and quarrying. So some micro-businesses with 5-9 employees will be included.

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business Yes
VAT registration status No
Annual turnover No
Type of business Not specified
Number of clients No
Home based No
Home-based measurement 1
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 No