Ireland Household Panel Survey
enables researchers in Northern Ireland to carry out the kinds of analyses
that have proved so useful in Britain - tracking the movement within
societies of individuals and families across the years to reveal changing
social patterns in areas such as social mobility, wealth and poverty
and health. Click here
to see examples of what the NIHPS data have been used for.
Wave 1 of the
NIHPS consists of around 2,000 households and 3,500 individuals drawn
from across Northern Ireland. Fieldwork for Wave 1 of the NIHPS and
Wave 11 of the BHPS took place in 2001.The fieldwork in Northern Ireland
was carried out by CSU.
There are now 8 waves of data available for analyses.
The data for
the whole of the UK, which includes the NIHPS, are available from
To see a list of the variable components that have
been included in the first 8 waves of the NIHPS, click here.
From 2003 to 2010,
ARK housed an analysis unit dedicated to facilitating users in their analysis
of the NIHPS data. As part of this role, ARK hosted the NIHPS User Group,
as well as seminars and training courses:
first meeting of the NIHPS User Group took place on Wednesday 10 December
2003 at Queen's University Belfast, and a short
report is available.
second meeting took place on Wednesday 16 June 2004 at Queen's University
Belfast. A short report of this meeting can be found here.
training courses in the use of Wave 1 data from the NIHPS were held
on 17 September 2003 and on 16 June 2004. You can download a copy
of the Powerpoint Overheads, the SPSS worksheet
used in the workshop.
NIHPS seminar 'Taking the long view: The contribution of panel surveys
to the measurement of ill-health and deprivation' was held on 7th
April 2005. Click here to
access the seminar presentations.
October 2005, a seminar 'Parenting in Northern Ireland', using data
from Wave 3 of the NIHPS, was carried out in conjunction with the Parenting Forum NI. To see the ARK powerpoint presentation click here and to see the Parenting Forum NI presentation from
the seminar click here. A Research Update entitled 'Bringing
up baby' was also produced based on the parenting data.
- A seminar on
28 February 2008 used net income data from the first 4 waves to examine
persistent child poverty in Northern Ireland, presented by ARK in partnership with
Save the Children).
To see a video of the seminar click here,
to see the powerpoint presentation click here and for a summary of the Research
Update that accompanied the seminar click here.
- A half-day workshop
'An introduction to Stata using the Northern Ireland Household Panel
Survey' took place on 22nd January 2009 at Queen's University Belfast,
facilitated by Dr Katrina Lloyd (ARK) and Patricia McKee (UU). You can
download a copy of the Powerpoint Overheads
and the Stata
worksheet used in the workshop.
to the British Household Panel Survey and datasets is available on the
NIHPS was replaced
by Understanding Society, which began in 2009.