Data Linkage

To enhance the survey data collected, we have either linked or are working to link to a range of other data.

Geographic Data

Country and region of residence at interivew is available with each sweep of the data.

Local authority level data is available for 1986 onwards from the UK Data Service.

Data at lower levels of geography is in preparation and will be made available under Secure Access from the UKDS. Please note that geography below local authority level is only available to researchers in the UK.

Health Data

Consent to health records was obtained from Cohort Members during the 2012 data collection.

We are currently in negotiation with NHS Digital to obtain access to these records for England and similarly with their Scottish counterparts for Cohort Members resident in Scotland. At the present time we are unable to give a firm date when data will be available to the research community. Please note that individual level data will likely only be available to researchers in the UK.

Mortality Data

Month and year of death is available from the UK Data Service.

Economic Data

Consent to economic records was obtained from Cohort Members during the 2012 data collection.

We are currently in negotiation with HMRC to obtain access to tax and employment income records and with the DWP for benefit receipts. At the present time we are unable to give a firm date when data will be available to the research community. Please note that individual level data will likely only be available to researchers in the UK