Centre for Longitudinal Study User Information and Support

The Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support is an ESRC-funded support team for UK academic, statutory and voluntary sector users of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Longitudinal Study (LS).

We provide high quality user support for the ONS LS - this service is free to the user.

CeLSIUS News...

Webinar: The UK Census Longitudinal datasets

On 6th May, CeLSIUS and UK Data Service hosted a short webinar introducing the ONS LS, NILS and SLS, which covered:

  • an introduction to the three datasets and the research units that support them
  • some examples of research based on them
  • guidance on how you can apply to use the data
  • restrictions on use and publication that users need to know about

The recording and slides from the webinar are now available at https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4544

Synthetic ONS LS spine data now available!

We are very excited to announce that the first LS synthetic spine is now available to download! This allows you to try out using data which closely resembles the actual ONS LS data before making an application.

Find out more about the Synthetic Data project and download the data – plus a practical exercise to get you started – on the CALLS-Hub information page (download link near bottom of page).

Data dictionary

We have a new data dictionary that includes 2011 Census variables which you may link to from many places throughout this website, including the user resources page.


Related data sources

The ONS LS contains both longitudinal census data and additional linked administrative data. If you are looking for census aggregate, flow, boundary and cross-sectional microdata, you should visit UK Data Service Census Support; further information about a range of administrative data sources available for research can be found at the Administrative Data Research Network.

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