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CONTINUOUS HOUSEHOLD SURVEY: SERIES OF MONITORS

These Monitors present a selection of preliminary tables relating to the Continuous Household Survey (CHS). The CHS is a continuous survey based on a sample of the general population resident in private households in Northern Ireland. The survey has been running since 1983 and is carried out to service the information needs of Government Departments and to provide accurate information on an ongoing basis about the social and economic conditions of the population of Northern Ireland. The nature and aims of the CHS are similar to those of the General Household Survey (GHS) carried out by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (OPCS) in Great Britain. The information covered by the survey is collected throughout the year by face to face interviews, with interviews being sought of all the adult members of approximately 4,500 addresses. The main areas covered by the monitor include household composition and characteristics, tenure, provision of amenities, availability of consumer durables, health measures, opinions on the most important problems facing Northern Ireland, income, contraception, sports and leisure, patterns of alcohol consumption and smoking prevalence.


Published by: Policy Planning and Research Unit (PPRU)
Department of Finance and Personnel
Available from: Central Survey Unit
PPRU
Department of Finance and Personnel
Londonderry House
21-27 Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 4SX
Date published:
The most recent Monitors are:
No 2/91 Continuous Household Survey: Preliminary results for1989/90
October 1991
No 1/92 Continuous Household Survey:
Preliminary results for 1990/91
July 1992
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