Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey - Datasets

The dataset for each survey year is available in SPSS dataset and STATA v14 formats.

The data must be weighted (unless using household variables). For full details, please see the technical notes, which should be used along with the datasets.

A series of teaching datasets have been developed, designed to be used on courses teaching quantitative statistical analysis in the social sciences.

All work that uses or refers to the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey should acknowledge it using the appropriate bibliographic citation. To view the citation for each year, please click on the word 'citation' below.

2023NILT 2023 data (421KB)NILT 2023 data (2.9MB)Citation
2022NILT 2022 data (515KB)NILT 2022 data (3.6MB)Citation
2021NILT 2021 data (549KB)NILT 2021 data (3.7MB)Citation
2020NILT 2020 data (428KB)NILT 2020 data (2.9MB)Citation
2019NILT 2019 data (389KB)NILT 2019 data (2.6MB)Citation
2018NILT 2018 data (408KB)NILT 2018 data (2.6MB)Citation
2017NILT 2017 data (389KB)NILT 2017 data (2.5MB)Citation
2016NILT 2016 data (493KB)NILT 2016 data (2.6MB)Citation
2015NILT 2015 data (892KB)NILT 2015 data (4.5MB)Citation
2014NILT 2014 data (753KB)NILT 2014 data(4.6MB)Citation
2013NILT 2013 data (832KB)NILT 2013 data (5.3MB)Citation
2012NILT 2012 data (621KB)NILT 2012 data (4.2MB)Citation
2011The 2011 survey did not run in 2011 as we were unable to confirm the full package of funding required in time to allow fieldwork to take place 
2010NILT 2010 data (643KB)NILT 2010 data (4.1MB)Citation
2009NILT 2009 data (525KB)NILT 2009 data (3.3MB)Citation
2008NILT 2008 data (645KB)NILT 2008 data (4MB)Citation
2007NILT 2007 data (701KB)NILT 2007 data (4.4MB)  Citation
2006***NILT 2006 data (674KB)NILT 2006 data (4.3MB)Citation
2005NILT 2005 data (1.9MB)NILT 2005 (11.6MB)Citation
2004NILT 2004 data (834KB)NILT 2004 (5.7MB)Citation
2003NILT 2003 data (1.2MB)NILT 2003 (8.5MB)Citation
2002NILT 2002 data (1.0MB)NILT 2002 (7.1MB)Citation
2001NILT 2001 data (1.2MB)NILT 2001 (8.1MB)Citation
2000**NILT 2000 data (919KB)NILT 2000 (5.9MB)Citation
1999*NILT 1999 data (1.2MB)NILT 1999 (8.5MB)Citation
1998NILT 1998 data (1.2MB)NILT 1998 (7.3MB)Citation
*** The datasets for 2006 exclude TRAVCOLL, TRAVRES, TRAVREL, EECOLL, EERES, EEREL, MEGCOLLA, MEGRESA, MEGRELA, MUSCOLL2, MUSRES2, MUSREL2 due to data irregularities.
** The data files for 2000 exclude the Social Capital section of the Community Relations module, and the Welfare Reform module. If you would like to use this data, please contact us
* The data files for 1999 exclude the Pensions and Pensioners module. If you would like to use this data, please contact us

NILT is a freely available resource for anyone interested in attitudes of people in Northern Ireland. There is no charge to use the statistics or data available on this website. However, we are always interested in how the findings are used, and so would be very grateful if you would let us know how you have used them.

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