The quality of housing and conditions in the local area have a huge impact on our quality of life. Over-crowded or damp accommodation, or antisocial behaviour or poor access to local facilities may affect health and our sense of well-being.
Many government surveys contain data about the features of housing and the local environment and people’s opinions about them. These surveys are an important source of information for policy-makers in national and local government as well as providing valuable data for researchers from academia and other sectors.
The data derived from these surveys are relevant to research in a range of topics including physical and mental health, education, crime and justice and the cost of living.