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Guidance and Methodology

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Human Capital - Methodology paper (208.4 Kb Pdf)

Personal Well-being Survey User Guide: 2012-2013 Dataset (815.8 Kb Pdf)  - 01 August 2013

Towards Wealth Accounting - Natural Capital within Comprehensive Wealth (457.6 Kb Pdf) - 26 June 2013

Measuring UK Woodlands Area and Timber Resources (197.6 Kb Pdf)  - 26 June 2013

Measuring the UK Woodlands Ecosystem (273.5 Kb Pdf)  - 26 June 2013

Monetary Valuation of UK Timber Resources (226.6 Kb Pdf)  - 26 June 2013

Land Use in the UK (527.8 Kb Pdf)  - 26 June 2013

Monetary valuation of UK continental shelf oil and gas reserves (256.3 Kb Pdf) - 26 June 2013

Updated estimates of UK Resource Use using Raw Material Equivalents (122.3 Kb Pdf) - 26 June 2013

Development of Water Statistics and Water Accounts in the UK (69.9 Kb Pdf)  - 26 June 2013

Human Capital consultation response (67.8 Kb Pdf)  - 30 April 2012
Includes responses to the ONS public consultation on the measures of human capital and to recommendations from a joint conference on the measurement of human capital and its use in policy making held by ONS and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Review of available sources and measures for children and young people's well-being (712.7 Kb Pdf)  - 9 January 2013
This paper discusses the domains and measures for children's and young people's well-being and presents an overview of available sources and measures.

Measuring National Well-being - the Contribution of Longitudinal Studies (621.4 Kb Pdf)  - 25 July 2012
This report by Longview presents the findings of a scoping study exploring how UK longitudinal data can be used for the study of individual well-being. It also provides reccomendations for how ongitudinal data could be used in future to inform the Measuring National Wellbeing Programme at ONS.

Subjective Well-being Survey User Guide (12 month dataset) (765.5 Kb Pdf) - 24 July 2012
User guidance for ONS's subjective well-being experimental dataset released July 2012, based on Annual Population Survey information April 2011 to March 2012.

Report on the Consultation on Proposed Domains and Measures (524.4 Kb Pdf)  - 24 July 2012
This report gives a more detailed analysis of responses to the consultation on proposed domains and measures of national well-being, explaining how the feedback given during the consultation period and a further analysis of gaps in the measures has resulted in changes to the measures.

Consultation on proposed domains and measures of national well-being: responses received (3.87 Mb Pdf) - 15 June 2012
This document provides detailed responses to the consultation on proposed domains and measures of national well-being, which closed on 23 January 2012.

 

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