Life opportunities survey

A survey the Office of National Statistics runs to provide data on how disabled and non-disabled people participate in society.

This is a major study, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, which has been running since June 2009. It provides facts and figures comparing how disabled and non-disabled people participate in society in a number of areas. These areas include:

  • work
  • education
  • social participation
  • transport and use of public services

The survey aims to identify the reasons why people do not take part in these areas as much as they would like to. It also explores topics such as living standards, housing, discrimination and crime.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the survey throughout the year across Great Britain. It interviews a random sample of households, with sectors of society chosen to reflect the general population.

Life opportunities survey – publication usage exercise

The life opportunities survey team are capturing data about the users of our publication with the aim of ensuring that the report continues to meet their needs.

Please respond using the life opportunities survey: feedback form

Contacts and more information

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

Life opportunities survey results

  1. Life opportunities survey: wave 2, part 2 results

    • 10 April 2014
    • Statistics
  2. Life opportunities survey: wave 2, part 1 results

    • 10 April 2014
    • Statistics
  3. Life Opportunities Survey: wave 1 results

    • 8 December 2011
    • Statistics

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