This user guidance is written for ONS's subjective well-being experimental dataset. A dataset was released in February 2012 based on six months survey information and in 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 were carried out between April and September 2011 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.