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 Wave One Technical Report which has been published by the ONS and is available on their website by clicking on this link
If you require any other information, please click here to contact the Life Opportunities Survey Team
Life Opportunities Survey - Latest Release:
The latest official statistics from the Life Opportunities Survey (LOS) produced by the Office for National Statistics were released on 15 November 2012 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Statistics from the LOS cover Great Britain for 2010-12.
To access the latest release in full click here
To aide the accessibility of findings from this report an easy read and audio summary have been produced. To access please click on the following:
- Audio summary of the LOS report in Windows Media Player format is now available.
- Easy read summary of the LOS report
Life Opportunities Survey - Publication Usage Exercise
The Life Opportunities Survey team are undertaking a publication usage exercise to capture data about the users of our publication with the aim of ensuring that the report continues to meet their needs.
Previous releases from the Life Opportunities Survey are available online, click on the links below: