General Household Survey

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General Household Survey (GHS)

a multipurpose UK government SOCIAL SURVEY designed to be used by all government departments, and which also provides an invaluable source of SECONDARY DATA for the social scientist. It was started in 1971 under the auspices of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. It is a continuous survey and is therefore useful for filling in the time gaps between other surveys, such as the CENSUS, and for identifying trends. Five main areas of investigation are included: family data, housing, education, employment and health. Although most of the information collected is factual, some attitudinal data are also collected, such as information on job satisfaction and attitudes to pay (which have been collected since 1974). See also OFFICIAL STATISTICS, STATISTICS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FAMILY EXPENDITURE SURVEY.
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The latest figures, taken from the General Household Survey 2006 show rates in the North-east have fallen from 29% in 2005 to 25% in 2006 - double the national average decline.
In the 2001 General Household Survey, 51% of black and ethnic minority respondents described themselves as British only, compared to 29% of white people.
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Office for National Statistics released it's General Household Survey.
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These are some of the findings of the 1998 General Household Survey (GHS) released by the Office for National Statistics.
The General Household Survey revealed that adult smoking fell from 39 per cent in 1980 to just 28 per cent in 1996.
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Earlier this year the General Household Survey revealed that the number of smokers in the North East was at an all time low.
The number of people smoking in the North East fell from 25% to 22%, according to the General Household Survey - that means a total of around 40,000 fewer smokers.

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