Life Opportunities Survey
- What is the Life Opportunities Survey?
- How the Life Opportunities Survey works
- Findings from the Life Opportunities Survey
The Life Opportunities Survey compares how disabled and non-disabled people participate in society in a number of areas.
These areas include:
- social participation
- 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 government will use this information to:
- measure levels of participation across different areas of life
- identify the barriers to participation in society
- target policies and resources where they are most needed.
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.
This is a longitudinal survey, which means it will return to interview the same people over the coming years. This will help government understand how people’s lives change and to monitor whether life opportunities are improving.
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Page last reviewed: 26 April 2012