Life Opportunities Survey - Wave One Results
LOS Latest Release:
The latest official statistics from the Life Opportunities Survey (LOS) produced by the Department for Work and Pensions were released on 8 December 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
The latest release updates the interim findings previously released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 9 December 2010.
Statistics from the LOS cover Great Britain for 2009-11.
To access the latest release in full click here.
In addition to the full report, key ‘facts and figures’ factsheets are also available providing a summary of the LOS findings in specific areas. To view the factsheets click below on the area of interest:
- Factsheet: accessibility outside the home
- Factsheet: accessibility of public services
- Factsheet: children
- Factsheet: crime
- Factsheet: discrimination
- Factsheet: domestic life and social care
- Factsheet: education and training participation
- Factsheet: employment
- Factsheet: housing
- Factsheet: leisure, community and civic life
- Factsheet: economic life and living standards
- Factsheet: participation restriction
- Factsheet: severity of impairment
- Factsheet: social contact
- Factsheet: transport
To aide the accessibility of findings from this report an easy read version of the executive summary have been produced.
There will be an audio file available in the near future.
Please click on the following to access this:
The Life Opportunities Survey
The Life Opportunities Survey is a major study, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, which has been running since June 2009. It provided facts and figures comparing how disabled and non-disabled people participate in society in a number of areas. These areas include: work; education; social participation, transport and use of public services. The survey aims to identify the reasons why people do not take part in these areas as much as they would like to. It also explores topics such as living standards, housing, discrimination and crime.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the survey throughout the year across Great Britain. It interviews a random sample of households, with sectors of society chosen to reflect the general population.
Further information on the statistics is available in the Methodology section of the release along with the Technical Report which has been published by the ONS and is available on their website - http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/los/life-opportunities-survey/wave-one-technical-report-2009-11/index.html
If you require any other information, please click here to contact the Life Opportunities Survey Team