The 2012 PSE UK 'Living Standards' survey was carried out between March and December 2012 by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in Britain and by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) in Northern Ireland. The survey re-interviewed respondents to the 2010/11 Family Resources Survey (FRS) who said they could be contacted again. Every adult living at each address was interviewed at that address, face to face.
The sampling frame was designed so as to give a minimum sample in Britain of 4,220 households (including 1,000 households in Scotland overall and an additional 220 households in rural Scotland) and a minimum sample in Northern Ireland of 1,000 households. The final sample size achieved was 5,193 households (4,205 in Britain and 988 in Northern Ireland) in which 12,097 people were living (9,786 in Britain and 2,311 in Northern Ireland).
The PSE UK Living Standards questionnaire, with top level results, can be downloaded here.
The 2012 PSE UK ‘Attitudes to Necessities of Life and Services’ survey was carried out between May and June 2012 and is based on a sample of 1,447 adults aged 16 or over in the Britain and 1,015 in Northern Ireland. Participants were interviewed in person at their place of residence. The survey was carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in Britain and by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) in Northern Ireland.
The PSE UK Attitudes to Necessities of Life survey can be downloaded here.
The 2011 PSE Northern Ireland ‘Attitudes to Necessities’ survey was carried out in February 2011 by the Central Survey Unit within the Northern Ireland Statistical and Research Agency (NISRA) as part of the Omnibus survey. The survey is based on a random sample of addresses, drawn from the Land and Property Services Agency list of private address. This is the most up to date listing of private households and is made available to NISRA for research purposes. A total of 2,200 addresses were selected for interview achieving a response rate of 58% of eligible households.
The survey is the same as for the PSE UK Attitudes to Necessities of Life survey and can be downloaded here.
The 1999 PSE 'Attitudes to Necessities of life' survey was asked to a representative sample of 1,855 individuals as part of the Office for National Statistics Omnibus survey conducted in June 1999.
The 1999 PSE 'Living Standards' survey was based on a random follow-up sample drawn from respondents to the 1998/9 General Household Survey using a sample design to achieve a greater probability of selection to people in lower income groups and Scotland. In total 1,534 individuals were interviewed. The main part of the fieldwork was conducted during September/October 1999. The survey was carried out by the Social Survey Division of the Office for National Statistics. See PSE Britain 1999 for further details.
The 1999 PSE Britain 'Living Standards' questionnaire, with top level results, can be downloaded here.
The 1990 'Breadline Britain' survey took place in July 1990 and covered a quota sample of 1,319 adults aged 16 and over, face-to-face in their homes. Additional fieldwork among households living in particularly deprived areas was carried out between 25 November and 9 December 1990, with 512 quota interviews conducted face-to-face in home. Quotas were based on sex, age and working status. Aggregated data was weighted by age, household type, tenure and ACORN housing type to be representative of the population of Great Britain. The survey was conducted by MORI. For further details see: Appendix 1 of Breadline Britain in the 1990s and Breadline Britain 1990.
The 1990 Breadline Britain questionnaire, with top level results, can be downloaded here.
The 1983 'Breadline Britain' survey took place in February 1983 and covered a quota sample of 1,174 respondents aged 16 and over interviewed in their homes in 80 sampling points across Great Britain. The sample was designed to over represent poor people living in deprived areas using the ACORN sampling method. The survey was conducted by MORI. For further details see: Appendix A of Poor Britain and Breadline Britain 1983.
The 1983 Breadline Britain questionnaire, with top level results, can be downloaded here.
First posted: 31 May, 2016