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Study: EU-SILC 2013

Titles

Title European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2013

Abstract

EU-SILC 2013 contains the 2013 Module on Wellbeing and additional variables for material deprivation (ESS agreement of September 2012).

Coverage

Geographical Coverage

EU-27 member states and Croatia, Iceland, Turkey, Norway and Switzerland.

Time Period Covered

Reference period for core variables: constant, at selection, income reference period, usual week, last 4 weeks, last 12 months, since last year, working life, childcare reference period.
The reference period for all module variables is the current situation, except for the five variables on emotional well-being, which refer to the past four weeks. (Eurostat (2013): DESCRIPTION OF TARGET VARIABLES: Cross-sectional and Longitudinal. 2013 operation (Version May 2013), p. 74.)

Notes

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References

Country Specific Information: EU-SILC 2013

  • LV - Latvia

    National Reference

    Producer

    Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

    Universe

    Persons living in private households within national territory

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 6 309

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    04-2013

    End Date

    07-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 61.4 % CAPI
    • 33.7 % CATI
    • 4.9 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    16.1 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • LU - Luxembourg

    National Reference

    Producer

    STATEC, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg; CEPS/INSTEAD, Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-économiques

    Universe

    No difference to the common definition.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 3 770

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Luxembourg Social Security database (IGSS) and a subsample of Population Census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Sampling Method

    Luxembourg uses a pure panel with a new sample each year.

    Panel Design

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    01-2013

    End Date

    11-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    29.8 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    2013 National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS), LU.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • LT - Lithuania

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Lithuania

    Universe

    No difference to the common definition

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 5 142

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Population Register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    While selecting the new rotational group of the sample the country were grouped into 7 strata: 5 largest cities, other cities and rural area. Simple random sample of non–institutional persons aged 16 and over was selected from the Population Register in each stratum.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    02-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 19.8 % CAPI
    • 33.7 % CATI
    • 46.5 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    20.60 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    To estimate household response probability logistic regression model are used. Response bias is estimated for responding and non-responding households.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    Modified design weights are calibrated, seeking for the weights, which would remain as close as possible to sample design weights and allow obtaining some exact demographic estimates – auxiliary variables

    Notes

    -

    References

  • HR - Croatia

    National Reference

    Producer

    Croatian Bureau of Statistics

    Universe

    Private households in Croatia. Institutional households (such as homes, prisons, hospitals for the permanent accommodation of patients etc.) are not covered.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 5 362

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    2001 Census data

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • multi-stage

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    05-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    41.6 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • RO - Romania

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Romanian Survey on Income and Living Conditions ("Quality of Life Survey")

    Producer

    National Institute of Statistics of Romania

    Universe

    the reference population is all private households and their current members residing in the territory of the Romania at the time of data collection. Persons living in collective households and in institutions are excluded from the target population.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 7 560

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Multifunctional Sample of Territorial Areas (EMZOT)

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Census enumeration units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Stratification Criteria

    Stratification concerns only the first stage sampling. There are 88 strata, the criteria used being the area where a certain PSU is located (urban or rural area) and county (NUTS 3 level).

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    -

    End Date

    -

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    13 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The non-response are not globally adjusted, at the entire sample level, but separately-at wave level, on groups of households, groups generated by the variables considered as explicative of the non response. This correspond to the so-called 'response-homogenous groups’ method, which assumes that in a certain group all the units have the same probability. For wave 1 we used as explicative variables for non-response region (NUTS II level) and area of residence (urban / rural) and for the second, third and fourth wave - the region.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The calibration is performed at the household level using the household variables and individual variables in their aggregate form as calibration variables. Adjustments were made using the SAS macro CALMAR. Calibration variables were: “distribution of the population by age group, area of residence and gender” using Romanian Population Estimates at the end of the income reference period and ’’households totals by region’’.

    Notes

    -

    References

  • NO - Norway

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Norway

    Universe

    Persons aged 16 years or more at December 31 N-1 who are living outside an institution.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 6 031

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    03-2013

    End Date

    07-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    37.4 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • HU - Hungary

    National Reference

    Producer

    Hungarian Central Statistical Office

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 10 223

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Updated dataset of addresses used in the 2001 population and housing census

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Stratification Criteria

    At phase 1 the population of localities is stratified. Each of the larger localities is a stratum of its own. These are the self-representing localities, the number of which is 91. Smaller localities are stratified by NUTS3 regions and the size of locality. At phase 2 the households of the master sample is stratified by the charachteristic of the head of household within each locality.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    04-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    14.7 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    "In the new rotational group non-response weights were
    introduced to reduce bias caused by unit non-response on household level. Non-response adjustment was a simple expansion applied by the same classes as design factors were calculated by."

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    "The aim of this adjustment was to improve the accuracy of
    data using socio-economical information available from the constantly updated Census 2001 and other surveys. Iterative raking scale methods were applied. For the integrative calibration population totals are used. Calibration was carried out with a self made SAS program. Calibration was carried ou in each rotational group. "

    Notes

    -

    References

  • FR - France

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Statistiques sur les Ressources et les Conditions de Vie

    Producer

    INSEE - National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 11 131

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    9

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    05-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    26.9 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available

    References

    EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • BG - Bulgaria

    National Reference

    Producer

    National Statistical Institute

    Universe

    All citizens officially living at Bulgarian territory (population de facto).

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 4 971

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Population Census 2011

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Census enumeration units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Stratification Criteria

    The sample is stratified by administrative-territorial districts in the country (NUTS3) and the household's location. As a result 56 strata are formed.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    05-2013

    End Date

    07-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    15.8 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Correction for non-response at the first year of subsamples was done with weighting within classes procedures: The design weights were modified by a factor inversely proportional to the response rate within strata. Coefficients of these corrections were computed separately according to classes of locality as ratios: the sum of design weights of selected units to the sum of design weights of responding units. The response probability for the households at wave 1, 2, 4 is obtained by a logistic regression model. The variables strata, size of household, sex, age group, activity, educational level and poverty indicators were used in the model.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The final weights were obtained applying the integrated calibration method. Combining the four independent subsamples, calibration is done on individual-level data, imposing equality of g-weights for individuals in the same household. Truncated linear function are used in order to limit g-weights close enough to 1. External information about the distribution of the population by administrative-territorial districts (NUTS 3) and residence and about the distribution of the population by age groups, sex and residence was used. This information was derived from the Information System Demography (ISD). Calibration was carried out with a G calib2.0 program (designed by Statistics Belgium).

    Notes

    -

    References

  • BE - Belgium

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Belgium

    Universe

    The reference population is all citizens living officially living at Belgian territory (population de jure).

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 6 159

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    02-2013

    End Date

    12-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    14.4 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    A logistic regression model was used to correct for non-response. The file was split by NUTS1 and the variables household size and region were used.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    2013 National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS), BE.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • DE - Germany

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Leben in Europa

    Producer

    Federal Statistical Office of Germany

    Universe

    The sampling population for the whole sample comprises private households in Germany in their main residences.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 12 703

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    05-2013

    End Date

    09-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    13.3 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • DK - Denmark

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Denmark

    Universe

    People residing in private households residing in Denmark at the time of the interview.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 5 429

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • not stratified
    • one stage

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    04-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    52.6 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Notes

    -

    References

    EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    2013 National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS) DK.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • FI - Finland

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Finland

    Universe

    Members of the private households permanently resident (the census definition) in Finland on 31 December 2011. For migrants in particular, permanent residency means that the persons have resided or intend to reside for at least 12 months and they have not a permanent recidence abroad. Persons living in institutions, in collective households or in residential homes have been excluded.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 11 370

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    02-2013

    End Date

    12-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 2.3 % CAPI
    • 97.7 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    10.6 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available

    References

    EU Comparative Quality Report
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • IE - Ireland

    National Reference

    Producer

    Central Statistics Office (CSO)

    Universe

    Persons aged 16 years and over living in private households

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 4 922

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    02-2013

    End Date

    12-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    29.7 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • AT - Austria

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Austria

    Universe

    All accommodations with at least one person aged 16+ who had her/his main residence in these accommodations.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 5 977

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Central registration register ZMR (Zentrales Melderegister), a constantly updated population register based on the register of residence.

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    The sample of the first wave was stratified according to 207 interviewer units (Sprengel). These are regional divisions of federal territory which may be approximately combined to Austrian provinces (NUTS 2 units).

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    -

    End Date

    -

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 56.2 % CAPI
    • 43.8 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    10.00 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    For the estimation of weights a logistic regression model was set up to estimate the response probabilites of each household with explanatory variables known prior to the questionnaire.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    As a reference data base the average of the quarters 1 to 3 of 2012 of the Microcensus was chosen. Additionally data from the main association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger) were used to provide an accurate number of people who were receiving unemployment benefits (People who received benefits for more than one month during the income reference period were counted).
    The adjustments were carried out on household level and on individual level and were done with reference to the following variables:
    Household level: the household size (four categories: 1, 2, 3 household members and households with 4 and more household members), tenure status (two categories: rented flat/house or owned), and region (nine categories: Nuts II level). Individual level: Sex, age.
    In addition to these variables adjustments were implemented to achieve coherence in the number of foreign citizens using Microcensus data the number of recipients of unemployment benefits for a duration of more than one months the number of recipients of income from employment (aged 15 and over) the number of recipients of income from pensions.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    2013 National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS), AT.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • CZ - Czech Republic

    National Reference

    Producer

    Czech Statistical Office

    Universe

    All persons with usual residence in Czech dwellings (their only place of residence or their main place of residence) were included in the survey.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 8 275

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Register of Census Enumeration Districts (small geographical areas covering the whole territory of the country)

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Stratification Criteria

    The sampling of CEUs is stratified by region (NUTS4) and municipality size.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    02-2013

    End Date

    05-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 40.1 % CAPI
    • 59.9 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    28.7 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Method

    none

    Non-response Weight: Method

    United calibration for all the waves was used as the method for correcting non-response. The achieved sample was re-weighted using the integrated calibration technique (producing the same weights on household and personal level). This technique ensures that the weighted sample structure corresponds to a set of known external population characteristics. The calculations were implemented using the CALMAR software in SAS.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    For the adjustments to external data the following calibration variables were used: Number of inhabited dwellings in each NUTS3 region, subdivided into family houses (detached and semi-detached houses) and flats, based on the 2001 Census and 2011 Census continuously updated from administrative sources of construction authorities and Population characteristics:and population characteristics (population totals in each NUTS3 region, economic activity in each NUTS3 region, demographic characteristics at the national level).

    Notes

    -

    References

  • CY - Cyprus

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Survey of Income and Living Conditions

    Producer

    Statistical Service of Cyprus

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 4 648

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    The sampling frame used for the 2013 was the list of households from the 2011, Census of Population

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    Geographical stratification criteria were used for the sample selection. The households were stratified in 9 strata based on District (Urban / Rural).

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    04-2013

    End Date

    09-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    4.5 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The empirical response rate within each stratum provides an estimate of the response probability for all the households of the stratum.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    The individual variables are aggregated at the household level by calculating household totals such as the number of male/female in the household, the number of persons aged 16+ etc. After that, calibration is done at the household level using the household variables and the individual variables in their aggregate form.At personal level the calibration variables used were the distribution of population by age and gender. Based on this calibration procedure and using the weight after non-response adjustment as the initial weight, the household and the personal cross-sectional weights were calculated.

    Notes

    -

    References

  • SE - Sweden

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Sweden

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 6 201

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    02-2013

    End Date

    12-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 99.9 % CATI
    • 0.1 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    1.9 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • SI - Slovenia

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Central Register of Population

    Producer

    The Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia

    Universe

    The reference population is defined with the persons in the Central Register of Population which are aged 16 years or more. The individuals with Slovenian citizenship as well as foreigners were included in the sampling frame.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 9 001

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Central Register of Population (CRP)

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Census enumeration units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Individuals

    Stratification Criteria

    The sampling frame of persons aged 16 years or more is divided into 6 strata, which are defined according to the size of the settlement and the proportion of agricultural households in the settlement.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    01-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 46.2 % CAPI
    • 53.8 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    23.2 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Person

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    The non-response factor was calculated for each stratum. First the sample was divided into three categories: responses, non-responses and out-of-scope units.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    By the calibration procedures the weighted sums of some key variables are set to the known population values. These population values are obtained from the different administrative sources. For the calibration of weights we used SAS Macro Calmar. We performed calibration for the level of households, as well as for the level of the persons.

    Notes

    -

    References

  • SK - Slovakia

    National Reference

    Producer

    The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 5 402

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    05-2013

    End Date

    05-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    3.6 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • IS - Iceland

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Iceland

    Universe

    People in private households

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 3 020

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Iceland population register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    03-2013

    End Date

    05-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CATI

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • UK - Great Britain

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    General Lifestyle Survey; Living Conditions Survey (Northern Ireland)

    Producer

    Office for National Statistics; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Northern Ireland)

    Universe

    The reference population for the Family Resources Survey is all private households in the UK

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 10 172

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    05-2013

    End Date

    12-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    23 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • IT - Italy

    National Reference

    Producer

    Italian National Institute of Statistics

    Universe

    All persons living in private households.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 18 487

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Registers of the municipalities

    Sampling Design

    • Probability

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    06-2013

    End Date

    12-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    33 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • MT - Malta

    National Reference

    Producer

    National Statistics Office Malta

    Universe

    All private households and their current members residing in Malta at the time of data collection. Persons living in institutions are excluded from the target population.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 4 381

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    updated Census of Population & Housing 2005

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • not stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    Not applicable

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    04-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 85.4 % CAPI
    • 14.6 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    32.3 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    For new households, the adjustment for non-response at individual level was incorporated in the calculation of design weights. For old households (the remaining three panels), the adjustment for attrition was carried out through post-stratification. The variables used were age-group, sex and district (NUTS 4).

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    A temporary cross-sectional weight was created as the product of the design weight and non-response adjustment. This temporary weight was normalised and trimmed so as to lie within the lowest and highest deciles, thus reducing the range of the weights. The resulting weight was used as the initial weight for calibration. SAS-based CALMAR software was used for the calibration. The logit method was applied and the calibrating variables used were household size, districts (NUTS 4), household type and number of persons in a household.

    Notes

    -

    References

  • PL - Poland

    National Reference

    Producer

    Central Statistical Office of Poland

    Universe

    The survey unit was a household and all the household members who hav reached the age of 16 years by December 31, 2012.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 12 899

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Census enumeration units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Dwellings

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    06-2013

    End Date

    07-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    20.4 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Dwelling

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Weights were adjusted with the use of household non-response rates estimated for each class of locality separately.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    Using the integrated calibration method weights were calculated for individuals and for households simultaneously. To do this, the information about households was used and number of persons by age and gender. This information at the level of NUTS2, additionally classified by urban/rural areas, was derived from the 2002 Census and current demographic estimates.

    Notes

    -

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    2013 National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS), PL.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • PT - Portugal

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    ICOR (Income and living Conditions)

    Producer

    Statistics Portugal

    Universe

    All private households and their current members living in Portugal (Mainland, Açores and Madeira)

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 6 491

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    05-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    28.7 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • RS - Serbia

    National Reference

    Producer

    Central Statistics Office (CSO)

    Universe

    Persons aged 16 years and over living in private households

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 6 501

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    -

    End Date

    -

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    27.6 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    EU-SILC 2013 Data: RB250, RB260.
    CIMES.

  • CH - Switzerland

    National Reference

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 7 341

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • random
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    04-2013

    End Date

    09-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 0.2 % CAPI
    • 99.8 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    3.8 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    Eurostat: EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • ES - Spain

    National Reference

    Corresponding National Study

    Survey of Income and Living Conditions Spain

    Producer

    National Statistics Institute (INE-Spain).

    Universe

    The target population was members of private households residing at main family addresses, and the households themselves.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 12 139

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Municipal Register

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Census enumeration units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Addresses

    Stratification Criteria

    In each Autonomous Community [self-ruling region], first-stage units were stratified by the size of the municipality to which the census section belonged.

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    03-2013

    End Date

    07-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 81.1 % CAPI
    • 18.9 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    16.1 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Adjustment for non-response is carried out by multiplying a certain factor to provide an estimate of the inverse probability of response in the stratum.

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    "The factor is weighted to adjust estimated distribution to the population distribution by Autonomous Community, age group and gender provided by the Demographic Projections Unit.
    We have also adjusted the estimated distribution of households by size to our estimate in the first quarter of the current year for the Labour Force Survey (Encuesta de Población Activa - EPA).
    For the calibration we used the CALMAR macro designed by the French Institut National de Statistique et Études Economiques (INSEE). "

    Notes

    -

    References

  • NL - Netherlands

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Netherlands

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 10 131

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Sampling Design

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    07-2013

    End Date

    08-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Register,Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 100 % CATI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    9.6 %

    Weighting

    Notes

    No national quality report available.

    References

    EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.

  • EE - Estonia

    National Reference

    Producer

    Statistics Estonia

    Universe

    All Estonian citizens and those having a living permission. Persons living in collective households are included in the reference population.

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 5 775

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional
    • Longitudinal

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Sampling frame for selection of new part of the sample was the 2011 Population and Housing Census. Census involves the data of all permanent residents, households and dwellings in Estonia.

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • systematic
    • stratified
    • one stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Households

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Not used

    Stratification Criteria

    Geographical stratification was used. The counties (and capital Tallinn) were grouped into three strata by the population size

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    02-2013

    End Date

    06-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 98.5 % CAPI
    • 0.9 % CATI
    • 0.6 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    18.1 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    Correction for non-response was done with logistic regression model predicting the response probability of the household. Auxiliary variables were: sex and age of address-person, county group and urbanization status (rural/urban).

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    "Non-response corrected weights were calibrated to reproduce known population totals.
    Calibration totals originated from demographic statistics published by Statistics Estonia with institutionalized persons deducted. Calibration was made on the following auxiliaries: County, Sex x age group; urbanization status (rural/urban).
    "

    Notes

    -

    References

  • EL - Greece

    National Reference

    Producer

    Hellenic Statistical Authority

    Universe

    The reference population is all citizens officially living at Greek territory (population de facto).

    Target Sample Size

    Cross-sectional Data
    Achieved Sample Size 7 439

    Available Data

    • Cross-sectional

    Sampling Procedure

    Source Of Sampling Frame

    Sampling frame for selection of new part of the sample was the 2011 Population and Housing Census. Census involves the data of all permanent residents, households and dwellings in Estonia.

    Sampling Design

    • Probability
    • stratified
    • multi-stage

    Primary Sampling Units

    Area units

    Secondary Sampling Units

    Households

    Panel Design

    Number Of Rotational Groups

    4

    Data Collection

    Start Date

    06-2013

    End Date

    12-2013

    Type Of Data Source

    Survey

    Interview Mode

    • 3.3 % CAPI
    • 3.8 % CATI
    • 92.9 % PAPI

    Percentage Of Proxy Interviews

    7.5 %

    Weighting

    Design Weight: Target

    Household

    Design Weight: Method

    Inverse of Selection Probability

    Non-response Weight: Method

    "Within each design stratum, the non-response adjustment of the responding households is carried
    out by the inverse of the response rate, so as to “make up” for non-responding cases in that stratum. Target variable DB080 was adjusted for non-response for the variables DB 120 (record of contact at address) and DB 130 (household questionnaire result). The corrections were conducted at subsequent steps. The multiplication of DB080 with each one of the two corrections, results in a corrected DB080 weight that is used as initial weight in the calibration procedure."

    Coverage Adjustment Weight: Method

    Calibration of the household and personal weights in conjunction is done with external data. The auxiliary variables used at household level are the household size, the tenure status and the region (NUTS2). At personal level the auxiliary variable used is the distribution of population by age and sex. The weights obtained after this procedure of calibration are the household cross-sectional weights. As all the household members reply to the household questionnaire, it is also the weight of each member of the household. The last step involves the calculation of the personal cross sectional weights for household members aged of 16+. The calibration procedure was applied again using as initial weights the weights of each member of the household and as auxiliary variable the distribution of population aged 16+ by age and sex.

    Notes

    -

    References

    EU Comparative Quality Report 2013.
    2013 National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS) EL.
    EU-SILC Data 2013: Data RB250, RB260.