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United Kingdom - Northern Ireland Continuous Household Survey 2003-2004 - UK Data Service


General Info
Northern Ireland
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2004
Series or system 
United Kingdom - Northern Ireland Continuous Household Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Continous Household Survey (CHS) has been conducted by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) since 1983 to provide regular data on a range of social and economic issues relevant to the region.

The CHS is based on a random sample of 4,500 domestic addresses, which are sorted by district council and ward for effective geographic stratification. Data is collected through face-to-face interviews, with interviews spread over a 12-month period.

For the 2003-2004 survey, the questionnaire includes three sections: one for households, one for individuals, and one for proxy respondents. The main topics covered include: basic sociodemographic characteristics, housing, education, employment, adult health, child health, vaccinations, and contraceptive use.