Community Life Survey

This series brings together all the releases of the Community Life Survey.

The Community Life Survey is a key evidence source for understanding more about community engagement, volunteering and social cohesion, sampling adults (aged 16+) throughout England.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport took on responsibility for publishing results from the Community Life survey (CLS) for 2016-17 onwards, after it was commissioned by the Cabinet Office in 2012. Previous data and questionnaires for the CLS from 2012 until 2016 are available at Community Life Survey 2012-13 to 2015-16.

The CLS moved to a self-completion online and paper mixed method approach from 2016-17 onwards, with an end to the previous face-to-face method.

The survey is currently run by Kantar Public on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

If you have received a letter inviting you to take part in the survey please click here for more information.

Ad-hoc statistical releases

A list of CLS ad-hoc statistical releases that have not been included in our standard publications is available here.

Community Life Survey: Statistical Releases

  1. Community Life Survey 2017-18
  2. Community Life Survey 2016-17

Community Life Survey: Focus Reports

  1. Community Life Survey: Focus on Loneliness
  2. Community Life Survey: Focus on Diversity

Community Life Survey: Additional Methodology Reports

Community Life Survey: User engagement

  1. Community Life Survey: 2018 user event
Published 25 July 2017
Last updated 17 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Publication of a focus report on loneliness.
  2. First published.