Integrated Household Survey An overview and update. Neil Bannister Social and Vital Statistics Division ONS. Introduction. Background and context to the IHS Component surveys of the IHS Structure of the IHS Implementation Future of the IHS. Background and Drivers.
Integrated Household SurveyAn overview and update
Social and Vital Statistics Division
The IHS was launched in January 2008 and contained the following surveys:
General Lifestyle (GLF)
Living Costs & Food (LCF)
Interview LengthStructure of the IHS (Proposed)
Initially, the IHS is based around the existing ONS surveys, plus a set of common core questions collected from each household and adult household member.
Criteria for consideration for inclusion in core:
Survey testing and the Pilot of the IHS identified issues with the original core design:
* EHS sample is for 8 months only
**LFS & APS from April 2009
*** LOS from June 2009
First IHS Core Data Release