- measures the well-being of households and individuals by assessing their assets, savings and debt, and planning for retirement
- provide data users with the ability to measure changes of wealth in Great Britain over time
- also known as the “household assets survey”
This survey fills a gap by providing information on wealth and indebtedness at a household and personal level.
The longitudinal element adds to this already rich dataset by allowing users of the data to analyse levels of change across all waves from lower levels of wealth and indebtedness to households' or individuals’ total wealth.
The survey has a large sample size and almost complete coverage of Great Britain. It samples private households in Great Britain excluding north of the Caledonian Canal, the Scottish Islands and the Isles of Scilly.
Data from the survey have been released from each wave in a series of publications:
- Wealth in Great Britain - Main Results from the Wealth and Assets Survey 2006/2008
- Wealth in Great Britain Wave 2
- Wealth in Great Britain Wave 3
- Wealth in Great Britain Wave 4
- Wealth and Assets : Early indicator estimates from the Wealth and Assets Survey, Wave 5
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- Early indicator estimates from the Wealth and Assets Survey : attitudes towards saving for retirement, credit commitments and debt burden, July 2016 to Dec 2016
- Early Indicator Estimates from the Wealth and Assets Survey
- Wealth in Great Britain Wave 3 : Relationship between wealth, income and personal well-being, July 2011 to June 2012
- Wealth in Great Britain Wave 3 : The Burden of Financial and Property Debt, Great Britain, 2010 to 2012