Support #1232

2015 immigrant and ethnic minority boost and ward level data

Added by Elena Pupaza over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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To whom it may concern,

I don't seem to be able to find the 2015 Understanding Society immigrant and ethnic minority boost on the UK Data service as a separate dataset. Is it already merged and available with the main dataset or do I need special licence to access it?

Secondly, I am looking for finer geographical information for the immigrant and ethnic minority boost (ideally at the ward level) . Could you please advice me which of the special licence versions includes this information?

Thank you very much in advance!


Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

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Yes, the data for this boost sample, IEMBS, is already mereged into all the files. You can identify the data for this sample using w_hhorig=8. But in general our advice is not to use this sample by itself but in conjunction with the other samples, because if you use this sample by itself the estimates will suffer from coverage error. This boost sample was selected from high ethnic minority and immigrant concentration areas in GB only. You can read more about this sample in

The geographical indicator file for CAS Wards is
This will contain 8 files (one for each wave), and each file will contain the household indicator (for all households in each wave, not just the boost sample) and CAS Ward identifier only.

Hope this helps.

If you have further questions please let us know.

Best wishes,


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