This user guidance is written for ONS's personal well-being experimental dataset. A dataset was released in February 2012 based on six months survey information and further datasets are released annually from July 2012 based on twelve months survey information.
The guide includes some background about ONS's Annual Population Survey (APS), how to use the weights and details the variables available for analysis.
Interviews are carried out between April and March the following year as part of the APS. The APS is a combined survey of households in the United Kingdom.
Its purpose is to provide information on key social and socio-economic variables between the ten-yearly censuses. Other key topics in the survey include education, housing, employment, health and ethnicity.