Support #1725

Variable for region of work?

Added by Lucy Manly over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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I have found a variable for the region where the respondent lives (gor_dv). Is there a similar variable for the region where the respondent works?

Furthermore, if I received access to the Understanding Society data in the SRS, would I be able to access region of residence and potentially region of work at the local authority level?

Many thanks,


Updated by Annette Pasotti over 1 year ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days. While we will aim to keep to this response times due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) related situation it may take us longer to respond.


Updated by Annette Pasotti over 1 year ago

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Thank you for your email.

Currently there is no work location variable available.

As the (ONS) SRS is a secure environment you would need to apply for access to our Secure Access dataset which already includes grid co-ordinates, our most detailed geography. You can also apply to add any of our geography datasets which the SRS also holds. The Local Authority District dataset is one of these you might find useful

The Travel to Work Areas dataset may help with the work location, in as much as they indicate an area where the population would generally commute to a larger town, city or conurbation for the purposes of employment although of course that is not the same as where they actually work.

I hope this has been of help.


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 year ago

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