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UCL RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

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What data does the LS contain?

The LS contains information on everyone usually living in the household, although only LS members are followed up from census to census.

Census data

Age & sex
1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Marital/civil partnership (2011 only) status 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Marriage and fertility history 1971
Relationships in household 1981 1991 2001 2011
Geographical data 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Type of accommodation & tenure
1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Amenities of accommodation inc. no. of rooms, heating type (2011 only)
1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Second address 2011
Transport available to household members 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Country of birth 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Parents’ country of birth 1971
Time since arrival and intended length of stay 2011
Passports held 2011
National identity 2011
Ethnic group 1991 2001 2011
Main language and proficiency in English 2011
Religion 2001 2011
Education level/qualifications 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Economic activity/employment/occupation/social class
1971
1981
1991
2001
2011
Migration and means of travel to work 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Caregiving 2001 2011
Self-rated health status 2001 2011
Limiting long-term illness or disability 1991 2001 2011
Visitors staying over on census night 2001 2011

Life events data linked to LS members' census records at any time

Births (of Longitudinal Study members)
Immigration
Emigration
Maternity events to Longitudinal Study members (including live births, still births, infant deaths and birth weight)
Cancer registrations
Widow(er)hoods
Mortality (deaths of sample members), including full information from registration forms, such as cause of death