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|Title:||International Passenger Survey, 2016|
|Series:||International Passenger Survey [International Passenger Survey, 1993-]|
|Depositor:||Office for National Statistics|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The International Passenger Survey (IPS) aims to collect data on both credits and debits for the travel account of the Balance of Payments, provide detailed visit information on overseas visitors to the United Kingdom (UK) for tourism policy, and collect data on international migration.
|The data covers four subject areas, termed 'Airmiles', 'Alcohol', 'Qregtown' and 'Qcontact'. One file is produced each quarter per subject area, and the dataset updated quarterly. These files can be joined together using the variables YEAR, SERIAL, FLOW and QUARTER.
The depositor recommends that only expert users who are very familiar with the coding and weighting structures use these data, as limited support is available. Some considerable understanding of the data is required before meaningful analyses can be made; care must be taken when performing time series operations as codes can vary from year to year and not all variables from one year's dataset are used in other years.
Weighting the IPS
ONS advise that the variable 'fweight' included in the 'Qcont' dataset should be applied to get an overall weighted profile. This weight is set consistently over time.
Latest edition information
For the fourth edition (May 2017), 2016 data files were deposited for AirMiles, Alcohol, Qcont and QReg; each file contains data for all four quarters. The documentation has also been updated.
Each of the four subject areas of this study covers different topics, as it follows:
|Dates of fieldwork:||January 2016 - December 2016|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Visits to and from the United Kingdom
Repeated cross-sectional study
The survey is conducted annually, and the data updated quarterly.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||Airmiles data: 236,288 cases; Alcohol data: 101,650 cases; Qcont data: 286,486 cases; Qreg data: 48,836 cases.|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See abstract (above) for details.|
|AIR TRAVEL||AIRPORTS||ALCOHOLIC DRINKS|
|BUSINESS TRIPS||CHILDREN||DISTANCE MEASUREMENT|
|MOTOR VEHICLES||NATIONALITY||PACKAGE HOLIDAYS|
|PASSENGERS||PLACE OF BIRTH||PLACE OF RESIDENCE|
|POPULATION MIGRATION||PORTS||RAILWAY TRAVEL|
|SEA TRANSPORT||SEA TRAVEL||TIME|
|TRANSPORT FARES||TRAVEL||TRAVELLING TIME|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||19 July 2016|
|Latest edition:||26 May 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:||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 for further information.|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|IPS, 2016: ASCII Data Map||8016_ascii_data_map.xls||64|
|IPS, 2016: Air Arrivals Questionnaire||8016_air_arrivals_booklet_2016.pdf||258|
|IPS, 2016: Air Departures Questionnaire||8016_air_departures_booklet_2016.pdf||235|
|IPS, 2016: Sea Arrivals Questionnaire||8016_sea_arrivals_booklet_2016.pdf||242|
|IPS, 2016: Sea Departures Questionnaire||8016_sea_departures_booklet_2016.pdf||214|
|IPS, 2016: Travel Trends Report - Annual||8016_travel_trends_2016.pdf||1909|
|IPS, 2016: Travel Trends Report - Quarter 1||8016_travel_trends_quarter1_2016.pdf||343|
|IPS, 2016: Travel Trends Report - Quarter 2||8016_travel_trends_quarter2_2016.pdf||1230|
|IPS, 2016: Travel Trends Report - Quarter 3||8016_travel_trends_quarter3_2016.pdf||395|
|IPS, 2016: Eurotunnel Arrivals Questionnaire||8016_tunnel_arrivals_booklet_2016.pdf||240|
|IPS, 2016: Eurotunnel Departures Questionnaire||8016_tunnel_departures_booklet_2016.pdf||214|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8016_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Central Statistical Office (1993-1997) Business monitor MA6: overseas travel and tourism, London: HMSO, annual.
Central Statistical Office (1993-1997) Business monitor MQ6: overseas travel and tourism, London: HMSO, quarterly.
Office for National Statistics (1997- ) Business monitor MQ6: overseas travel and tourism, London: The Stationery Office, quarterly. From 2003, the Business Monitor MQ6 publication is included as part of the study documentation. Alternatively, Adobe PDF versions are available online from the Office for National Statistics web site.
Central Statistical Office (1995) First release: overseas travel and tourism, 1 November, London: CSO.
Central Statistical Office (1995-1997) Travel trends, London: HMSO, annual.
Office for National Statistics (1998- ) Travel trends, London: The Stationery Office, annual. From 2003, the Travel Trends publication is included as part of the study documentation. Alternatively, Adobe PDF versions are available online from the Office for National Statistics web site, from 1999 onwards.
The Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has produced a 'Data Dictionary' covering summary information on UK-based survey series (including the IPS) that include any data on alcohol. Further information and links to the dictionary documents may be found on the IAS Data Dictionary - Table of Contents web page.
Resulting from secondary analysis: