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Annual Population Survey Household, 2004-2016: Secure Access

Title details

SN: 6725
Title: Annual Population Survey Household, 2004-2016: Secure Access
Alternative title: APS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6725-4
Series: Annual Population Survey [Annual Population Survey Household Datasets, 2004- : Secure Access]
Depositor: Office for National Statistics. Virtual Microdata Laboratory (VML)
Principal investigator(s): Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Sponsor(s): Office for National Statistics
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
National Assembly for Wales
Scottish Government
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit
Other acknowledgements: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), along with the Department for Work and Pensions, fund the English Local Labour Force Survey (LLFS) boosts. Before the formation of BIS in June 2009, partial funding for the LLFS boosts was provided by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills from June 2007, and by the Department for Education and Skills from Spring 2000 to June 2007.

The Office for National Statistics' 'Social Survey Division' was renamed the 'Social and Vital Statistics Division' in April 2006, and then renamed back to 'Social Survey Division' in April 2009.

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Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division. (2017). Annual Population Survey Household, 2004-2016: Secure Access. [data collection]. 4th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 6725, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6725-4

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Subject Categories

General - Employment and labour
Population studies - Population, vital statistics and censuses

Abstract

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The Annual Population Survey (APS) Household datasets are produced annually and are available from 2004 (Secure Access) and 2006 (End User Licence). They allow production of family and household labour market statistics at local areas and for small sub-groups of the population across the UK. The data comprise key variables from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (held at the UK Data Archive under GN 33246) and the APS (person) datasets (held at the Data Archive under GN 33357). The former is a quarterly survey of households living at private addresses in the UK. The latter is created by combining individuals in waves one and five from four consecutive LFS quarters with the English, Welsh and Scottish Local Labour Force Surveys (LLFS). The APS Household datasets therefore contain results from four different sources.

The APS Household datasets include all the variables on the LFS and APS person datasets except for the income variables. They also include key family and household level derived variables. These variables allow for an analysis of the combined economic activity status of the family or household. In addition they also include more detailed geographical, industry, occupation, health and age variables.

For information on the main (person) APS datasets, for which EUL and Secure Access versions are available, please see GNs 33357 and 33427, respectively.

Secure Access APS Household data
Secure Access datasets for the APS Household survey include additional variables not included in the EUL versions (GN 33455). Extra variables that may be found in the Secure Access version but not in the EUL version relate to:
  • geography (see 'Spatial Units' below)
  • individual demographics, including age bands, day of birth, sex/marital status and detailed ethnicity
  • main reason for coming to the UK
  • number of bedrooms
  • health problems, work-related health problems, sickness absence from work
  • reasons why not in work, including health and other reasons, wage received when not in work, time away from job, and whether and when will work in the future
  • type of benefit claimed
  • education and training, including
    • vocational and work-related qualifications and training
    • class of first degree
    • qualifications from government schemes
    • number of O levels/GCSEs, etc held
    • qualifications held from UK and abroad
    • qualifications gained from school/home schooling
    • qualifications below highest level
    • other qualifications
    • time spent in taught courses
    • who paid for training
    • main place of education/training
    • length of training course
    • level of Welsh baccalaureate
  • worst 30 local authorities based on Indices of Deprivation
  • casual/holiday work
  • disability, including learning difficulty/disability
  • payment of own National Insurance and tax
Prospective users of the Secure Access version of an APS Household dataset will need to fulfil additional requirements, including completion of face-to-face training and agreement to Secure Access' User Agreement, in order to obtain permission to use that version (see 'Access' section below). The EUL version of the data, for which less stingent access conditions apply, may suffice for many users' research requirements. Further details and links to all APS studies can be found via the APS Key Data series webpage.

Documentation and coding frames
The APS is compiled from variables present in the LFS. For variable and value labelling and coding frames that are not included either in the data or in the current APS documentation (e.g. coding frames for education, industrial and geographic variables, which are held in LFS User Guide Vol.5, Classifications), users are advised to consult the latest versions of the LFS User Guides, which are available from the ONS Labour Force Survey - User Guidance webpages.

For the fourth edition (September 2017), data files for 2012 to 2015 have been updated with the 2017 weighting variable. In addition data and documentation for 2016 have been added.

Main Topics:
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.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: January 2004 - December 2016
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Countries
Wards (Electoral)
Government Office Regions
Unitary Authorities (England)
Unitary Authorities (Wales)
Output Areas
Local Education Authorities
Local Learning and Skills Council Areas
Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
Counties
Local Authority Districts
NUTS-II Areas
NUTS-III Areas
NUTS-IV Areas
Wards (Census Area Statistics)
Super Output Areas (Lower Layer)
Super Output Areas (Middle Layer)
Clinical Commissioning Groups
National Parks
Local Government Districts (Northern Ireland)
Travel to Work Areas
Observation units: Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Private households in the United Kingdom.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Data are produced from the main APS and LFS each year.
Sampling procedures: Sample drawn from main APS and LFS data. See documentation for details.
Number of units: Approximately 340,000 - 390,000 cases
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview
Data compiled from households completing the main APS and LFS.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

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ABSENTEEISMACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTADULT EDUCATION
ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONSADVANCED SUPPLEMENTARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONSAGE
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTAPPOINTMENT TO JOBAPPRENTICESHIP
ARRANGEMENT OF WORKING TIMEATTITUDESBACCALAUREATE
BEDROOMSBONUS PAYMENTSBUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COUNCIL AWARDS
BUSINESS OWNERSHIPBUSINESSESCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
CARE OF DEPENDANTSCERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATIONCERTIFICATE OF SIXTH YEAR STUDIES
CHILD CARECHILDRENCHRONIC ILLNESS
CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON INSTITUTE AWARDSCOHABITATIONCOMPANIES
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTDEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDEGREES
DEPRESSIONDIABETESDIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS
DISABILITIESDISABLED PERSONSDISMISSAL
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES
EDUCATIONAL COURSESELDERLYEMPLOYEES
EMPLOYER-SPONSORED TRAININGEMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
EMPLOYMENT SERVICESEMPLOYMENTENDOCRINE DISORDERS
EPILEPSYETHNIC GROUPSFAMILIES
FAMILY BENEFITSFAMILY MEMBERSFIELDS OF STUDY
FLEXIBLE WORKING TIMEFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
FURTHER EDUCATIONGENDERGENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
GENERAL NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONGENERAL SCOTTISH VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONHEADS OF HOUSEHOLD
HEALTHHEARING IMPAIRMENTSHIGHER EDUCATION
HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMAHOME BUYINGHOME OWNERSHIP
HOME-BASED WORKHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSING BENEFITSHOUSING TENUREHOUSING
ILL HEALTHIMMIGRATIONINCOME TAX
INCOMEINDUSTRIESJOB CHANGING
JOB HUNTINGJOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCELABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR FORCELANDLORDSLEARNING DISABILITIES
LONGTERM UNEMPLOYMENTMANAGERSMARITAL STATUS
MENTAL DISORDERSMUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASESNATIONAL IDENTITY
NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONNATIONALITYNERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES
OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONAL STATUSOCCUPATIONAL TRAINING
OCCUPATIONSORDINARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONSORDINARY NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA
ORGANIZATIONSOVERTIMEPART-TIME COURSES
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPENSIONSPLACE OF BIRTH
PLACE OF RESIDENCEPRIVATE SECTORPUBLIC SECTOR
QUALIFICATIONSRECREATIONAL EDUCATIONRECRUITMENT
REDUNDANCY PAYREDUNDANCYRELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES
ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS AWARDSSAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPSSCOTTISH CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
SCOTTISH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION COUNCIL AWARDSSCOTTISH VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSEASONAL EMPLOYMENT
SELF-EMPLOYEDSHIFT WORKSICK LEAVE
SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITSSKIN DISEASESSMALL BUSINESSES
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SECURITY
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPEECH IMPAIRMENTSSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS
STUDENTSSUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORS
SUPERVISORY STATUSTAX RELIEFTEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENTTERMINATION OF SERVICETIED HOUSING
TRAINING COURSESTRAININGUNEMPLOYED
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSUNEMPLOYMENTUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
UNITED KINGDOMUNWAGED WORKERSVISION IMPAIRMENTS
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATESVOCATIONAL EDUCATIONWAGES
WELSH (LANGUAGE)WORKING CONDITIONSWORKPLACE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 10 May 2011
Latest edition: 11 September 2017 (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: Registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. Controlled data requirements and conditions also apply. Further information is available from Access Secure Lab.

In addition, the Service is required to request explicit permission from the data owner prior to providing the researcher with access to the data

Please note:
Since these data are more sensitive and/or pose a higher risk of disclosure than data made available under the standard End User Licence, they are not available for download but may be accessed through our Secure Lab. Access requires: ONS Accredited Researcher status (including the requirement to attend and pass the Safe User of Research data Environments (SURE) training course); submission of a project proposal; and completion of a Secure Access User Agreement. This is to ensure that the guarantee of confidentiality given to survey respondents is protected. Users are required to read and follow the Microdata Handling and Security: Guide to Good Practice.

To apply for access, users should use the Download/Order link on this page and will be directed to the relevant forms as part of the ordering process.

Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
APS List of Core Variables aps_list_of_core_variables.xls 74
APS Variable Catalogue, 2004-2015 aps_variable_catalogue_vml.xls 2411
SIC2007 to SIC92 Map sic2007_to_sic92_map_final.xls 241
2011 changes to how Ethnicity is asked on LFS 2011changes_to_how_ethnicity_is_asked_on_lfs.pdf 335
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary 6725allfiles_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 9916
APS Household datasets information sheet 6725information_sheet.pdf 38
2011 Census-Based Reweighting Note census_based_reweighting_sept2014.pdf 342
LFS Estimates of Methodological Note on People in Employment Reporting a Zero Hours Contract, August 2014 lfs_estimates_of_people_in_zero_hours_contract_aug_2014.pdf 213
LFS User Guide Vol.10 - Analysis of LFS Data lfs_vol10_analysisofdatacollectedbythelfs.pdf 1535
User Guide Volume 1 - Background and Methodology, 2003 lfs_vol1_background2003.pdf 914
User Guide Volume 1 - Background and Methodology, 2007 lfs_vol1_background2007.pdf 2191
User Guide Volume 1 - Background and Methodology, 2009 lfs_vol1_background2009.pdf 1957
User Guide Volume 1 - Background and Methodology, 2011 lfs_vol1_background2011.pdf 1071
User Guide Volume 1 - Background and Methodology, 2015 lfs_vol1_background2015.pdf 1888
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2004 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2004.pdf 1559
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2005 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2005.pdf 1065
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2006 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2006.pdf 1887
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2007 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2007.pdf 1713
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2008 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2008.pdf 774
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2009 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2009.pdf 949
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2010 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2010.pdf 806
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2011 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2011.pdf 927
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2012 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2012.pdf 878
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2013 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2013.pdf 863
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2014 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2014.pdf 2638
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2015 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2015.pdf 1702
User Guide Volume 2 - Questionnaire, 2016 lfs_vol2_questionnaire2016.pdf 3074
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 1992-2002 lfs_vol3_variabledetails1992_2002.pdf 1383
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2006 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2006.pdf 1193
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2007 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2007.pdf 1143
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2008 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2008.pdf 1061
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2009 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2009.pdf 1129
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2010 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2010.pdf 1164
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2011 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2011.pdf 973
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2012 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2012.pdf 954
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2013 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2013.pdf 956
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2014 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2014.pdf 1930
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2015 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2015.pdf 1844
User Guide Volume 3 - Details of LFS Variables, 2016 lfs_vol3_variabledetails2016.pdf 3607
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2006 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2006.pdf 3631
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2007 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2007.pdf 4095
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2008 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2008.pdf 1538
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2009 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2009.pdf 1728
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2010 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2010.pdf 1796
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2011 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2011.pdf 1685
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2012 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2012.pdf 2815
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2015 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2015.pdf 3270
User Guide Volume 4 - LFS Standard Derived Variables, 2016 lfs_vol4_derivedvariables2016.pdf 9259
User Guide Volume 5 - LFS Classifications, 2006 lfs_vol5_classifications2006.pdf 692
User Guide Volume 5 - LFS Classifications, 2009 lfs_vol5_classifications2009.pdf 650
User Guide Volume 6 - Local Area Data, 2004 lfs_vol6_localareadata2004.pdf 477
User Guide Volume 6 - Local Area Data, 2007 lfs_vol6_localareadata2007.pdf 2261
User Guide Volume 6 - APS Local Area Data, 2014 lfs_vol6_localareadata2014_aps.pdf 3492
User Guide Volume 6 - APS Local Area Data, 2015 lfs_vol6_localareadata2015_aps.pdf 955
User Guide Volume 6 - APS Local Area Data, 2016 lfs_vol6_localareadata2016_aps.pdf 1218
User Guide Volume 8 - Household and Family Data, 2003 lfs_vol8_household2003.pdf 473
User Guide Volume 8 - Household and Family Data, 2008 lfs_vol8_household2008.pdf 297
User Guide Volume 9 - Eurostat and Eurostat Derived Variables lfs_vol9_eurostat.pdf 345
User Guide Volume 9 - Eurostat and Eurostat Derived Variables 2009 lfs_vol9_eurostat2009.pdf 2399
User Guide Volume 9 - Eurostat and Eurostat Derived Variables, 2010 lfs_vol9_eurostat2010.pdf 1811
LFS User Guide Volume Summaries lfs_volume_summaries.pdf 189
APS Quality and Methodology Information Report, September 2012 quality_and_methodology_information_aps_sep2012.pdf 230
Quality and Methodology Information Report, January 2015 quality_and_methodology_information_jan2015.pdf 312
Quality and Methodology Information Report, November 2011 quality_and_methodology_information_nov2011.pdf 225
User guidance on transition from SIC 1992 to SIC 2007 in LFS sic_2007_user_guidance_and_explanatory_notes.pdf 1395
Families and Households, 2014 Statistical Bulletin statistical_bulletin_families_and_households_2014.pdf 273
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6725_Information.htm 6
READ File read6725.htm 11

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