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Family Resources Survey

An annual report that provides facts and figures about the living conditions of people in the UK and the resources available to them.

Contents

  1. Documents

Background

The Family Resources Survey is a major study, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It provides facts and figures about the living conditions of people in the UK and the resources available to them.

The FRS has been running since 1992. Up until 2002/03 the survey covered Great Britain. It was then extended to cover all of the UK. Fieldwork for the survey in Northern Ireland is managed by the Department for Social Development (DSDNI) and is carried out by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

The contract for fieldwork for the survey in Great Britain has been re-tendered 4 times, most recently in 2010. A consortium made up of the Office of National Statistics and the National Centre for Social Research won that contract, for 2011/12 to 2014/15 inclusive. As part of the new contract the cost of the survey has reduced but the Department has sought to retain as far as possible the accuracy of FRS estimates.

Information for respondents

More information for people taking part in the FRS is available in Family Resources Survey: information for respondents.

Data release and control

Read the DWP Family Resources Survey policy on the release and control of the survey data.

Accessing datasets: access arrangements for sensitive versions of DWP data

Find out about accessing sensitive versions of the households below average income, family resources survey and pensioners’ incomes data

Contacts and more information

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

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