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|Title:||Annual Population Survey, July 2009 - June 2010|
|Series:||Annual Population Survey [Annual Population Survey, 2004-]|
|Depositor:||Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division|
Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Office for National Statistics
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Education and Skills
National Assembly for Wales
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Annual Population Survey (APS) is a major survey series, which aims to provide data that can produce reliable estimates at local authority level. Key topics covered in the survey include education, employment, health and ethnicity. The APS comprises key variables from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (held at the UK Data Archive under GN 33246), all its associated LFS boosts and the APS boost. Thus, the APS combines results from five different sources: the LFS (waves 1 and 5); the English Local Labour Force Survey (LLFS), the Welsh Labour Force Survey (WLFS), the Scottish Labour Force Survey (SLFS) and the Annual Population Survey Boost Sample (APS(B) - however, this ceased to exist at the end of December 2005, so APS data from January 2006 onwards will contain all the above data apart from APS(B)). Users should note that the LLFS, WLFS, SLFS and APS(B) are not held separately at the Archive. For further detailed information about methodology, users should consult the Labour Force Survey User Guide, selected volumes of which have been included with the APS documentation for reference purposes (see 'Documentation' table below).
The APS aims to provide enhanced annual data for England, covering a target sample of at least 510 economically active persons for each Unitary Authority (UA)/Local Authority District (LAD) and at least 450 in each Greater London Borough. In combination with local LFS boost samples such as the WLFS and SLFS, the survey provides estimates for a range of indicators down to Local Education Authority (LEA) level across the United Kingdom.
End User Licence and Special Licence APS data
Users should note that there are two versions of each APS dataset. One is available under the standard End User Licence (EUL) agreement, and the other is a Special Licence (SL) version. The SL version contains more detailed variables relating to:
The SL data have more restrictive access conditions than those made available under the standard EUL. Prospective users of the SL version will need to complete an extra application form and demonstrate to the data owners exactly why they need access to the additional variables in order to get permission to use that version. Therefore, users are strongly advised to order the standard version of the data. In order to help users choose the correct dataset, 'Special Licence Access' has been added to the dataset titles for the SL versions of the data.
APS Subjective Well-Being Datasets
During 2012, the ONS published APS data aimed at providing initial estimates of subjective well-being. These data are currently considered experimental statistics, published at an early stage to involve users as they undergo further testing and development. Further information about this initiative may be found on the ONS Measuring Subjective Well-being in the UK webpage.
|The Special Licence version of the APS July 2009 - June 2010 is held at the UK Data Archive under SN 6657.
For the fourth edition (April 2015) an updated version of the data was deposited, weighted to 2014 population figures (based on Census 2011). The new weighting variable is PWTA14. An updated APS user guide is also available.
Topics covered include: household composition and relationships, housing tenure, nationality, ethnicity and residential history, employment and training (including government schemes), workplace and location, job hunting, educational background and qualifications. Many of the variables included in the survey are the same as those in the LFS.
|Dates of fieldwork:||July 2009 - June 2010|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Persons resident in the UK in private households, and young people living away from the parental home in student halls of residence or similar institutions during term time.
Repeated cross-sectional study
The survey has a panel element, in that the households at selected addresses are interviewed annually over four waves, in the same way as for the LFS boosts. They then leave the survey and are replaced by other households.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||334,229 respondents|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
See the 'Abstract' section above for details of sources used.
|ADULT EDUCATION||AGE||APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT|
|ATTITUDES||BONUS PAYMENTS||CHILD BENEFITS|
|CHILDREN||COHABITATION||CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT|
|DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS||DISABILITIES||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL COURSES||EDUCATIONAL STATUS|
|EMPLOYEES||EMPLOYER-SPONSORED TRAINING||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES||EMPLOYMENT SERVICES||EMPLOYMENT|
|ETHNIC GROUPS||FAMILY BENEFITS||FIELDS OF STUDY|
|FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT||FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||GENDER|
|HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HEALTH||HOME OWNERSHIP|
|HOME-BASED WORKERS||HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSING BENEFITS||HOUSING TENURE||INCOME|
|INDUSTRIES||JOB CHANGING||JOB HUNTING|
|JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCE||LANDLORDS||LONGTERM UNEMPLOYMENT|
|MANAGERS||MARITAL STATUS||NATIONAL IDENTITY|
|PART-TIME COURSES||PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PLACE OF RESIDENCE|
|PRIVATE SECTOR||PUBLIC SECTOR||RECREATIONAL EDUCATION|
|RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||RENTED ACCOMMODATION||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY|
|SELF-EMPLOYED||SICK LEAVE||SICK PAY|
|SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS|
|SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT|
|SUPERVISORY STATUS||TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT||TERMINATION OF SERVICE|
|TIED HOUSING||TRAINING COURSES||TRAINING|
|UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||UNITED KINGDOM||UNWAGED WORKERS|
|WAGES||WELSH (LANGUAGE)||WORKING CONDITIONS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||16 February 2011|
|Latest edition:||27 April 2015 (4th Edition)|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|APS EUL Anonymisation Variable Changes||aps_end-user_licence_files.pdf||156|
|User Guide Vol.1 - Background and Methodology||lfs_user_guide_vol1_background2009.pdf||2025|
|User Guide Vol.2 - Questionnaire 2009||lfs_user_guide_vol2_questionnaire2009.pdf||1096|
|User Guide Vol.2 - Questionnaire 2010||lfs_user_guide_vol2_questionnaire2010.pdf||968|
|User Guide Vol.3 - Details of LFS Variables 2010||lfs_user_guide_vol3_variabledetails2010.pdf||2428|
|User Guide Vol.4 - Standard Derived Variables 2010||lfs_user_guide_vol4_derivedvariables2010.pdf||1811|
|User Guide Vol.6 - Local Area Data||lfs_user_guide_vol6_apsuserguide2015.pdf||1376|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6656_Information.htm||25|
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Resulting from secondary analysis:
The APS has been used by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for their 'Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion' research programme. The 2010 report may be found at http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/monitoring-poverty-2010 and further reports may be found at http://www.poverty.org.uk/.