Welsh datasets held at the UK Data Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Large-scale datasets covering Wales include:

  • Welsh Assembly Election Study 1999 (UK Data Archive study number 4180)The Welsh Assembly Election Study was a post-election study of the first election to the Welsh National Assembly in 1999. The Welsh Assembly Election Study was a post-election study of the first election to the Welsh National Assembly in 1999. It was designed in the tradition of the British General Election Studies and in close conjunction with the Scottish Social Attitudes/Scottish Parliamentary Election Survey. The questionnaire covers mainly political behaviour and attitudes, together with a thorough classification section. A separate module of questions dealing with the new electoral systems was fielded in a self-completion booklet to face-to-face respondents. The survey incorporated a methodological experiment to assess the feasibility of conducting election studies on the telephone in Britain.
  • Welsh Health Survey 1998 (UK Data Archive study number 4176)The Welsh Health Survey was conducted by means of a self-completion postal questionnaire and completed by almost 30,000 The Welsh Health Survey was conducted by means of a self-completion postal questionnaire and completed by almost 30,000 adults. It includes details about respondents' general health, specific illnesses for which they had been treated, use of the health service and satisfaction with the service provided, self-perceived physical and mental well-being (using SF-36 health status questions), and details about respondents and their lifestyle.
  • Vital Statistics for England and Wales (UK Data Archive generic study number 33310 - data held for 1981 onwards)The purpose of vital statistics data is to record the numbers of conceptions, livebirths, stillbirths, deaths and causes of The purpose of vital statistics data is to record the numbers of conceptions, livebirths, stillbirths, deaths and causes of death at all ages of persons in England and Wales by gender and age. Data are available for local authorities, health authorities and wards. Individual studies in this series record various parts of these data.
  • Youth Cohort Study of England and Wales (UK Data Archive generic study number 33233 - data held for 1985 onwards)The Youth Cohort Study of England and Wales (YCS) is a major longitudinal survey that tries to identify and explain the The Youth Cohort Study of England and Wales (YCS) is a major longitudinal survey that tries to identify and explain the factors which influence post-16 transitions, for example, educational attainment, training opportunities, experiences at school. To date the YCS covers nine cohorts and over twenty surveys. The first survey was carried out in 1985 and the most recent in 1998. The questionnaires have been designed to be broadly comparable, but external changes and shifts in policy interest, have brought about changes - some minor, some fundamental. For Cohorts one to six cohort members were contacted at yearly intervals, when they were 16-17, 17-18 and 18-19. For Cohorts 7, 8 and 9, however, the sweeps were carried out at two yearly intervals. A fourth sweep for Cohort 3 was subsequently carried out surveying cohort members at the age of 22-23.

The UK Data Archive 'Geographic Focus - Wales' web page provides links to other Welsh data resources and links to the catalogue records of other datasets containing Welsh data that are held at the UK Data Archive. The latter include most of the datasets in the UK Data Archive major studies series.

Administrative / Biographical History

The UK Data Archive holds over 200 contemporary and historical datasets with coverage of England and Wales, the United Kingdom or Great Britain, that include Welsh data at the national or sub-national level. These include most of the UK Data Archive major studies series and approximately 50 datasets that cover Wales only. This record describes some of the large-scale contemporary datasets with Welsh coverage designed to obtain information on politcal behaviour and attitudes, the behaviour and decisions of young people as they leave compulsory education, health and well-being, and numbers of conceptions, livebirths, stillbirths, deaths and causes of death.

Arrangement

Component studies of data series are held and supplied separately, usually as annual datasets.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to UK Data Archive registered users.

Note

Sources for the information in this record include the UK Data Archive web site and catalogue records.

Record created by Karen Dennison, UK Data Archive.

Conditions Governing Use

Users are required to agree to certain conditions of use, including those governing reproduction and those relating to citation, acknowledgement and disclaimer for publications.

Appraisal Information

All datasets available from the UK Data Archive have been reviewed by an Acquisitions Review Committee.

Accruals

UK Data Archive expects to receive data for forthcoming years.

Related Material

Related datasets held at the UK Data Archive are listed in the appropriate UK Data Archive online catalogue records.

Bibliography

References and publications by principal investigators and resulting from secondary analysis are listed in the UK Data Archive online catalogue records. Publications and / or statistics are often available from the web sites of the relevant data creator(s).

Geographical Names