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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

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.gsi.gov.uk with feedback and queries.

Latest release

  1. Family Resources Survey: financial year 2015/16

    • National Statistics

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.

  1. Family Resources Survey: financial year 2014/15

    • National Statistics
  2. Family Resources Survey: financial year 2013/14

    • National Statistics
  3. Family Resources Survey: financial year 2012/13

    • National Statistics
  4. Family Resources Survey: financial year 2011/12

    • National Statistics
  5. Family Resources Survey: financial year 2010/11

    • National Statistics

Background information and guidance

Access the underlying data used to produce the statistics through the UK data archive.

FRS related statistics:

Other related statistics:

  • Income Dynamics – new experimental statistics publication (published March 2017)
  1. Changes to DWP Family and Household Income Statistics 2014/15: statistical notice

    • Official Statistics
  2. Uncertainty in Family Resources Survey-based analysis

    • Guidance
  3. DWP Family and Household Income Statistics – adjusting for inflation: statistical notice

    • Guidance
  4. Accessing datasets: access arrangements for sensitive versions of DWP data

    • Guidance
  5. Family Resources Survey: information for respondents

    • Guidance
  6. Confirmation of National Statistics accreditation

    • Correspondence
  7. Assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics: statistics on household resources

    • Guidance
  8. Family Resources Survey: technical note on UK income data sources

    • Guidance
  9. Family Resources Survey: data release and control

    • Guidance

Evaluation of the Family Resources Survey

Published 1 June 2010
Last updated 16 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added Family Resources Survey: financial year 2015/16.
  2. Added Family Resources Survey: financial year 2014/15.
  3. Published Family Resources Survey: financial year 2013/14.
  4. Added 'Family Resources Survey – Benefit Block Pilot' research.
  5. Published 2012 to 2013 survey statistics.
  6. 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.
  7. Published next release date for these statistics (1 July 2014).
  8. Added next release date
  9. First published.