Main Survey

Study Overview

Understanding Society is a longitudinal household panel study. The Study started in 2009 and follows on from the British Household Panel Study which ran from 1991-2008. Taken together, the two Studies currently provide researchers with data on households in the UK spanning 27 years.

As an introduction to the Understanding Society main study data and documentation we particularly recommend watching the videos Exploring Understanding SocietyData Structure and Selecting Weights, along with the following reading:

Read more About the study and our Funders.

Exploring the data

This video covers where to go for help in using the Study and what information is available for researchers on our website.