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Family Resources Survey

An annual report that provides facts and figures about the incomes and living circumstances of households and families in the UK.

The Family Resources Survey (FRS) is a continuous household survey which collects information on a representative sample of private households in the United Kingdom. These annual publications provide statistics and commentary on:

  • income from all sources
  • housing tenure
  • caring needs and responsibilities
  • disability
  • pension participation
  • savings and investment
  • self employment

Find future FRS publication dates in our statistics release calendar and other DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Please contact team.frs@dwp.gov.uk with feedback and queries.

Latest release

Previous releases

The FRS has been publishing annual reports since 1994. The reports for 2010 onwards are on GOV.UK and you can find the earlier statistical releases on The National Archives website.

Background information and guidance

Evaluation of the Family Resources Survey

Published 1 June 2010
Last updated 25 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the latest Family Resources Survey: financial year 2019 to 2020.

  2. Added a note about the information in the next release of the Family Resources Survey report, this will be published on 25 March 2021.

  3. Added a link to the Family Resources Survey: financial year 2018 to 2019.

  4. Added Family Resources Survey: financial year 2017/18.

  5. Added Family Resources Survey: financial year 2016/17.

  6. Added Family Resources Survey: financial year 2015/16.

  7. Added Family Resources Survey: financial year 2014/15.

  8. Published Family Resources Survey: financial year 2013/14.

  9. Added 'Family Resources Survey – Benefit Block Pilot' research.

  10. Published 2012 to 2013 survey statistics.

  11. Published 3 new guidance documents: Uncertainty in Family Resources Survey-based analysis; Family Resources Survey: grossing methodology review and 2011 census updates; and Initial review of the Family Resources Survey weighting scheme.

  12. Published next release date for these statistics (1 July 2014).

  13. Added next release date

  14. First published.