Family Resources Survey: background information and methodology – GOV.UK

1. Introduction

This note accompanies the main Family Resources Survey 2019 to 2020 report

The purpose of this note is to provide further contextual information to aid understanding of the statistics presented in the main report and detailed tables. It outlines points to note as well as strengths and limitations of the information presented in each section of the main report; alternative data sources; as well as changes to the survey this year compared to last year.

A detailed description of the FRS methodology, fieldwork operations, data processing and quality assurance is also presented.

Editorial team

Claire Cameron, Matt Jarvis, Harrison Jones, Justyna Owen, Kyle Robertson, Amy Skates, Clive Warhurst


If you have any comments or questions about any aspect of the FRS, or are interested in receiving information on consultations, planned changes, and advance notice of future releases, please contact:

Claire Cameron,
Surveys Branch,

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