Webinar: Geography and longitudinal data - Understanding Society and the Census Longitudinal Studies

When: Wed 11 Jul 2018 03:00 pm - Wed 11 Jul 2018 04:00 pm
Where: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ - View Map

The Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), and the UK Census Longitudinal Studies provide very rich resources for researchers. The UKHLS runs from 2009 onwards (building on the earlier British Household Panel Study) and has detailed annual surveys of members of 40,000 households. The ONS Longitudinal Study is based on a 1% sample of the population (over 500,000 people) plus other people in sample members' households, as captured in each decennial census from 1971 onwards. Sister studies operate in Scotland (a 5% sample, from 1991 onwards) and Northern Ireland (a 28% sample, from 1981 onwards).

Presented by Oliver Duke-Williams, from the UK Data Service, and Gundi Knies, from Understanding Society, this free webinar will focus on issues related to geography in both studies, exploring questions such as:

  •         what are the most detailed geographies for which results can be generated?
  •         how do these data sources handle changing geographies over time?
  •         can additional data be linked at an area level?

The webinar will also include a brief outline of both datasets, describing the range of content and explaining how researchers can use the data.

The webinar will start with a 40 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of questions and discussion.