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European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions

Series abstract

The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) is an instrument aimed at collecting timely and comparable cross-sectional and longitudinal multidimensional microdata on income, poverty, living conditions and social exclusion. Data collection began in 2006; the UK Data Service holds data from 2008 and 2009.

In 2005, the European Union (EU) made a legal obligation for member states to collect additional statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC). In addition to this the EU-SILC data cover poverty and social exclusion. These statistics are used to help plan and monitor European social policy by comparing poverty indicators and changes over time across the EU. The EU-SILC requirement was integrated into the General Household Survey (GHS)/General Lifestyle Survey (GLF) in 2005. Since the closure of the GLF in 2012 the cross-sectional element of EU-SILC has been collected via the Family Resources Survey (FRS). The FRS also provides the first wave of the EU-SILC longitudinal element, which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Please refer to study documentation for further details.

Data access

GN 33438  |  European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, 2008-

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6767   European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, 2009 Access data online with Nesstar
6766   European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, 2008 Access data online with Nesstar
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