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Harmonisation Bulletin 03 - 2004/03: Update of the Harmonised Concepts and Questions for Social Data Sources

Dear colleague,

The 'Harmonised Concepts and Questions Document for Government Social Surveys', has been updated with the changes agreed at the November 2004 National Statistics Harmonisation Group (NSHG) meeting. The update includes the following amendments and additions:

1. TENURE

Module: Other Primary Standards

Updates include:

  • References to 'New Town Developments' have been removed as New Town Developments no longer exist in the UK.

  • Input notes now take account of the new Commonhold tenure introduced under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

Updates to the Tenure standards (104 Kb Pdf) can be found here.

2. RELIGIOUS IDENTITY

New Module: Religious Identity

Questions on Religious Identity have recently been harmonised as a secondary standard. Questions on Religious Identity should be asked alongside the ethnic group and national identity question.

Recently harmonised Religious Identity questions (91.5 Kb Pdf) can be found here.

3. Annex C: UPTAKE OF HARMONISED CONCEPTS AND QUESTIONS IN MAJOR GOVERNMENT SOCIAL SURVEYS

Module: Introduction to Harmonised Standards

The table displaying the uptake of harmonised concepts and questions used across major government social surveys has been updated in line with self-reported data.

Updated table.

Other changes to the harmonisation website include:

4. Index

Please note the index can now be found on the front page of the harmonisation website.

Note: There will be a review of all harmonised standards next year in relation to being re-classified as primary or secondary standards.

For further information please email harmonisation@ons.gsi.gov.uk.

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