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									Overview of LFS survey changes
in 2010 and preview of changes
for 2011




Colin Hewat, ONS Social Surveys Division
Change

                       “He who rejects change is the
                       architect of decay. The only
                       human institution which
                       rejects progress is the
                       cemetery” Harold Wilson


“If you want to make
enemies, try to
change something”
Woodrow Wilson
Change

              Need to adapt to ever
              changing social and
              economic situations


                      Need to address user
                      requirements as they
                      change over time


 But for such an established, long running
 and widely used data source, consistency of
 the data is also of high importance
2010
Female state pension age

              On 6th April 2010 the state
              pension age for women
              started to change

                    Going up by one month
                    every two months, until 65
                    is reached in April 2020

               From August 2010 headline
               labour market estimates will
               be based on the population
               aged 16-64
          Female state pension age

Implications for labour market statistics

Inactivity rates from March-May 1992 to February-
Employment rates from March-May 1992 to
                                           inactivity
                          the new headline employment
April 2010, seasonally adjusted
February-April 2010, seasonally adjusted
                                rate for those aged from 16 to
                           25
                           76                 2 percentage
                                64 is around 1.8 percentage
                           75          higher than the old
                                points lower than the old
                           24
                           74
                                              inactivity rate
                                working age employment rate
 Employment rates (%)(%)




                           73
   Inactivity rates




                           23
                           72   16-64
                           22
                           71   working age
                                 16-64
                           70    Working age
                           21
                           69
                           68
                           20
  Reasons for coming to the UK

Introduced in January
2010 – funded by
Home Office
                           1. For employment
                           2. For study
     Available on public   3. To get married..
     datasets from         4. As a spouse or dependent
     January 2011                 of a UK citizen…
                           5. As a spouse or dependent
“What was your main               of someone coming
reason for coming to              into the UK…
the UK (most recent        6. Seeking asylum
arrival)…?”                7. As a visitor
                           8. Other
 Efficiencies

The LFS costs around
£11 million a year

    Need to reduce
    cost but maintain
    data quality

 Efficiency ideas
 considered

                        Removal of 75+
                        households
 Questionnaire review




Reduce cost
                       Childcare
Reduce length          Transport
                       Redundancy
37 questions dropped   Mobile workforce
                       Method of job search
                       Underemployment
 Concealed multiple occupancy


                               From July 2010 the
                               treatment of concealed
                               multiple occupancies
                               changed




Rather than interviewing all
concealed households,
interviewers now select one
  Household definition

One person or a group who
have the accommodation as
their only or main residence.
A group of people must
either share at least one
meal a day or share the
living accommodation


One person living alone or a group of people (not
necessarily related) living at the same address who
share cooking facilities and share a living room or
sitting room or dining area
2011
 Further efficiencies

                                  Need
                      Refusal follow-up to keep
                      survey      developing ways to
                                  reduce cost whilst
                                  improving (or at least
                                  maintaining) the
                                  quality of data



Moving wave 1
interviews into the
telephone unit
  Education review




                                       Adult education


                             Chronological ordering
No qualifications
                        Long-running education and
  Foreign qualificationstraining review in partnership
                       with BIS to improve the
                  Vocational qualifications
                       collection of education data
                       on the LFS
 Ethnicity

To which of these
ethnic groups do you
consider you belong?


What is your ethnic
group?



Some categories expanded
and ‘Gypsy or Irish Traveller’
option added
 National Identity

                           What do you consider
                           your national identity
                           to be?

                           How would you
                           describe your national
                           identity?


‘Northern Irish’   New coding frame
replaces ‘Irish’   being used
 Religion




What is your religion
even if you are not        What is your religion?
currently practising?

  Re-ordered and        Northern Ireland retains
  country specific      ‘What is your religious
  answer options        denomination?’
Occupation classifications

                 From January 2011 the LFS
                 will collect occupation data
                 based on SOC 2010

                 Syntax provided to produce
                 the new codes on the old
                 datasets and the old codes
                 on the new datasets

                 Socio-economic class
                 (NS-SEC) re-based
                 on SOC2010
 Agency working




Changing perceptions
of agency working

‘Were you working as an agency worker, that is,
employed through an employment agency?’
 Holiday entitlement




                                  Changing ways in which
                                  holidays are contracted

‘May I just check, how many days of paid holiday
are you entitled to per year including public
holidays?’
  Internet usage

ONS has become a
partner organisation for
raceonline2012

a campaign to help reduce the
number of adults in the UK who
have never been online

  When did you last use the internet, was it…
  1 within the last 3 months?
  2 between 3 months and a year ago?
  3 more than 1 year ago? or
  4 never used it?
  5 don't know
  Societal wellbeing




Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays?

Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?

Overall, how much purpose does your life have?
 User Guides

Review of User Guides

User consultation


       Content?

          Style?

     Comments?

                        ben.thatcher@ons.gov.uk
Questions / Discussion

                                Questions?

                                Data issues?

                                Efficiency ideas?




colin.hewat@ons.gov.uk

nina.parry-langdon@ons.gov.uk
  Links
User Guides
www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=1537

Performance and Quality Monitoring Reports
www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=10675

Guide to Labour Market Statistics
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/guide_to_
LMS_FR1.pdf

National On-line Manpower Information System (NOMIS)
www.nomisweb.co.uk

Economic & Labour Market Review
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/

								
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