Usage of the Continuous Household Survey
This page contains information from users who have downloaded the NI CHS data and who have agreed to have their project information shared. You can opt to be included or to amend the details held for you by changing your project registration.
Evidence for public policy development – Dr Erin Minihan. January 2013
The data will be used to help develop a 'Tourism' account in a Social Accounting Matrix of the Northern Ireland Economy to investigate the potential of rural tourism to contribute to the wider economy. The results will provide evidence for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in developing rural development programmes. The results will also contribute to publications in peer reviewed academic journals on the development of tourism in computable general equilibrium techniques with rural development applications.
Smoking Cessation – Mr Mark Slater. November 2012
The study I am undertaking is looking at the smoking prevalence rates and comparing them to smoking cessation treatments. The data will be used to look at health inequalities across the UK and begin the process of rectifying these inequalities.
Measuring Unfunded Obligations of European Countries – Dr Jagadeesh Gokhale. November 2012
Data to be used to calculate average labour income, capital income, consumption, asset and other series by age and gender to distribute national tax and spending aggregates by age and sex. Per-capita transaction items will be projected forward using population projections to make budget projections for future years under current fiscal policies.
Other surveys used: LFS SILC EFS IHS FRS.
Baseline data for autism services in Northern Ireland – Dr Julie-Ann Jordan (Queen's University Belfast – School of Education). October 2012
The data will be used as part of a project to establish current educational, employment and other quality of life outcomes for individuals with Autism. This will provide a baseline for prior to the introduction of the Autism NI ACT 2011.
Other surveys used: IHS.
Employment Inequalities in NI – Dr Marina Shapira (Edinburgh Napier University – Employment Research Institute). October 2012
This dataset is required for a project on Employment Inequalities in Northern Ireland. This project will look at long term trends in employment inequalities between different equality grounds in Northern Ireland. In particular we want to see in these trends are being affected by the economic recession. This project is going to utilise all available relevant datasets which have time series data for Northern Ireland and/or the UK and have detailed information on individuals, including their community background, attitudes and the labour force characteristics.
Other surveys used: LFS APS NILTS.
User Requirements Analysis – Dr Maria Wolters (University of Edinburgh – inics). October 2012
I am conducting a series of secondary analyses of existing datasets in order to look at the requirements of older people who need care at home. I am also looking to use the SHARE database for this purpose. An example of such an analysis has been published at the 2011 ASSETS conference.
Income Inequality – Dr d'Hombres Beatrice. April 2012
The project is about the effect of income inequality on various socio-outcomes, such as crime, health social cohesion. The study will be carried out on a set of EU countries. In this project we aim at working at the NUTS1 level and examining how income inequality is associated with socio outcomes conditional on regional and country fixed effects.
Other surveys used: GHS.
Supplementary data for a government-funded research project – Professor Kenneth Gibb (University of Glasgow – School of Social and Political Sciences). April 2012
A research project evaluating the Housing Benefit reforms on social tenants in Northern Ireland. The data will reinforce and supplement other data sources acquired directly from the funders.
Other surveys used: EHS.
Northern Ireland model of housing supply and affordability – Professor Chris Leishman (University of Glasgow – Urban Studies). August 2011
This project aims to create a simulation model with a number of econometric elements, models of house price change, rental change, tenure choice and household formation.
Work Related Training – Professor Robert Raeside (Edinburgh Napier University – Emloyment Research Institute). August 2011
The data is required to allow analysis to test hypothesis on work related training which is intended to be part of journal articles.
Other surveys used: APS LFS WORKPLACE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SURVEY; 2004: CROSS-SECTION SURVEY; 2004 AND PANEL SURVEY; 1998-2004; WAVE 2 SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLD SURVEY; 1999-2000.
Employment – Dr Jesus Canduela (Edinburgh Napier University – ERI). August 2011
Investigating the factors affecting the transition from unemployment into employment.
Other surveys used: SCS LFS SHES NILTS IHS.
Reanalysis of CHS data for academic article – Dr Ken Sterrett (Queen's University Belfast – Planning; Architecture & Civil Engineering). April 2011
An analysis of low income households in Northern Ireland was undertaken in 2003 to calculate poverty risk for various household types. The intention is to reanalyse later datasets to explore whether poverty risk has changed amongst different household types.
Fuel Poverty Study – Dr Eimear Barrett (Queen's University Belfast – Public Health). April 2011
We will interrogate a number of datasets to retrieve information on fuel poverty in older people
Calculation of Health Expectancies – Mr Andrew Yeap (Office for National Statistics (ONS) – Centre for Health Analysis and Life Events). March 2011
Calculation of health expectancies on a national and sub-national level. Users and stakeholders include the Deparment of Health; the Department for Work and Pensions; and various health-related organisations across Great Britain.
Other surveys used: GHS HSE WHS BSA FRS SHES EHS NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELLBEING SURVEY; 2005-2006 SILC LIW.
Sustainable Practices Analysis – Dr Ben Anderson (University of Essex – Sociology). October 2010
The Sustainable Practices Group intends to achieve new and relevant understandings of the processes which lead to radical changes in behaviour and to provide advice on realistic strategies to encourage more sustainable behaviours. It will move beyond a focus on individual behaviour ('micro') and toward a better understanding of how practices of consumption and production evolve in particular contexts through interactions between 'macro', 'meso' and 'micro' level processes. The objectives of the Group will be: To develop fresh understandings of how social practices change and how they might become more sustainable; To encourage theoretical reflection about the difficulties of change in behaviour and to analyse alternative theories (lay and scholarly) about the motors of social action; To diffuse an alternative understanding of how to approach behaviour change in relation to mitigating the impact of climate change; To make public officials and policy makers aware of the levers for change which are identified and emphasised by the practice-theoretical approach to routine behaviour; To influence the making of government policy at all levels and organizational practices of corporations with regard to encouragement of sustainable behaviours.
Other surveys used: Omnibus UKHLS EFS.
research on teenagers' body modifications – Dr rossella ghigi (Goldsmiths; University of London – Sociology). February 2010
I'm collecting data on teens' body modifications and body images in Uk in order to compare them with data about Italian teenagers. This will be part of a more general research project on the increasing number of cosmetic surgery procedures among young people in European countries.
Other surveys used: SHES HSE APS BSA EFS Omnibus FRS LSYPE.
Gender geographiies of alcohol consumption in contemporary England – Dr Nicola Shelton (UCL – Department of Epidemiology and Public Health). January 2010
Gender geographies of alcohol consumption in contemporary England. Socio-geographical analysis of the extent of alcohol consumption in England by region; gender; age group; number of units of alcohol and drink type.
Other surveys used: HSE GHS.
Determinants of residential energy use in Northern Ireland – Professor Anna Alberini. December 2009
Examine how characteristics of the dwelling; household characteristics; energy prices and energy policy influence residential energy consumption in Northern Ireland. This research project is part of a broader research agenda about residential energy use and ways in which policy can shape it; which has important implications for carbon emissions and climate change.
Analysis of Migration Data – Dr David Marshall. November 2009
Analysis of Migration Data from 2008-9 CHS. To analyse the new questions included within the 2008-9 CHS to provide more information on those who are leaving Northern Ireland and to help develop improved population estimates within Northern Ireland.
Monitoring poverty and social exclusion – Mr Guy Palmer. November 2009
Maintenance of 100 key indicators of poverty and social exclusion both for the UK as a whole and for regions within it. Subjects covered include income, work, education, health, housing, crime and neighbourhoods. See www.poverty.org.uk
Other surveys used: LFS EFS HSE FRS APS LIW BCS SCS WHS Omnibus HBAI FES EHS NSW.
Estimating the number of deaf blind people in the UK – Dr Janet Robertson (Lancaster University – Division of Health Research). October 2009
A review of existing estimates of the number of deafblind people in the UK by the Investigator for the Sponsor (SENSE).
Other surveys used: FRS HSE GHS NTS SHES ELSA BHPS APS HBAI WHS LFS LIW MCS.
Older people in rural areas in Northern Ireland – Dr Sheelah Connolly (Queen's University Belfast – Epidemiology). October 2009
The survey is being used to look at the experiences of older people living in Northern Ireland as part of a newly established Health Ageing Rural Network across Ireland.
All-Ireland Report on Tobacco & Health Inequalities – Dr Helen McAvoy. September 2009
Statistical analysis on a number of datasets in Ireland and Northern Ireland on tobacco and health inequalities is planned with a view to providing information on socio-economic patterns in smoking among adults and children, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, the impact of poverty and social situation.
Other surveys used: GHS.
NI Debt, business failure, startup – Miss Melanie Fitzpatrick. July 2009
Research into debt within NI. Might it be linked to individuals failing to start a business again? I need to know the level of CCJ's etc to inform this search. My aim is to see if there an intervention to prevent business failure or to encourage more startups?
Men and education – Ms Paula Devine (Queen's University Belfast – School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work). May 2009
Analysis of attitudes of men to education, and also of educational qualifications of both men and women. This will form part of a factsheet on men in education in Northern Ireland.
Secondary analysis of datasets which contain questions on sleep – Mr Robert Meadows (University of Surrey – Sociology). April 2009
We are exploring the epidemiology of sleep and attitudes/perceptions towards sleep. This involves (in part) exploring secondary sources which contain question on sleep. It is an on-going interest.
Other surveys used: HSE.
All-Ireland Report on Tobacco and Health Inequalities – Mr Steve Barron. February 2009
All-Ireland Report on Tobacco and Health Inequalities. To compare smoking prevalence rates, and socio-economic patterns, on the island of Ireland.
A range of data sets will be used and their strengths and weaknesses examined.
Obesity prevalence monitoring – Dr Tim Lobstein (Imperial College London – Int Assoc Study of Obesity). July 2008
We are concerned with obesity policy and prevention, and collating data on trends in obesity levels, nutrition, diet and physical activity.
Other surveys used: GHS.
Health Expectancies 2005 – Mrs Grace Edgar (Office for National Statistics – SEMARD). June 2008
This data is used to calculate Health Expectancies for 2005. This has already been calculated by G Groom and Mike P Smith, my task is to check this data and calculations.
Other surveys used: GHS.
Health expectancy – Dr Michael Smith (Office for National Statistics – SEMARD Office for National Statistics). March 2008
Data will be used in the production, analysis and reporting of Healthy Life Expectancy (HLE) and Disability free LIFE Expectency (DfLE).
Other surveys used: GHS HSE SHES WHS.
Determinants of Recycling Behaviour in Northern Ireland – Mr Jose Luis Iparraguirre D'Elia (University of Ulster – OFMDFM). March 2008
To carry out a structural equation modelling exercise on determinants of recycling behaviour in Northern Ireland between 2002 and 2006.
Other surveys used: SEH.
Energy Usage Analysis in Northern Ireland – Dr Mark Bailey (University of Ulster – Economics & Politics). November 2007
The analysis will compare the usage of different types of fuel sources in Northern Ireland using Continuous Household Survey data from a number of years.
Other surveys used: LFS.
Research – Mr Julius Ayobami Olaogun (London Metropolitan University – Economics and Finance). July 2007
This research intends to investigate different methods of estimating poverty and see what measurements effect have on poverty.
Other surveys used: GHS BSA TimeUse.
Demography, Politics and Old Age – Dr John Vincent (University of Exeter – Sociology). December 2006
To provide empirical support of a paper I am writing based on a continuing interest in politics and old age.
Other surveys used: FES BSA HSE LFS GHS EFS BHPS.
ONS Focus on Health Report – Ms Velda Osborne. March 2005
Focus on Health is one of a series of reports to be published by ONS, both as a paper volume and on the NS web site. Data downloaded from the archive will be used to create tabulations etc not available in published survey reports.
Other surveys used: GHS HSE SHES NTS WHS EFS.
Excess alcohol usage in Northern Ireland to explain trends in oral cancer – Mr David Conway (University of Glasgow – Glasgow Dental School). January 2005
Excess alcohol usage in Northern Ireland to explain trends in oral cancer in UK oral cancer trends paper (1990 -99).
Sociological Analysis – Dr Yaojun Li (University of Birmingham – Sociology). January 2005
I am a lecturer teaching quantitative analysis and doing empirical analysis. I need data for both teaching and research purposes.
Other surveys used: APS GHS TimeUse LFS BSA.
Employment in the creative industries Northern Ireland – Dr Tony Dignan. 0000
The data are to assist in the development of a Digest of Arts Statistics for Northern Ireland. The primary specific use of the data is to estimate a time-series of employment in the creative industries, based on industry, occupation and employment status.
Other surveys used: LFS.