Eurostat Microdata

Dataset Details

Data Summary

UWDC is a recognized research entity for Eurostat, which facilitates access to numerous restricted-access microdata series. These data consist of records with information on individuals persons, household, or businesses in the EU and used in the production of Eurostat’s official statistics and aggregate tables.

The microdata series available under the institutional agreement include:

  • European Community Household Panel: a panel survey of households and individuals from 1994-2001 (8 waves)
  • European Union Labour Force Survey: a household survey of EU member states (plus Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland) the provides quarterly information on labor force involvement, from 1983-present.
  • Community Innovation Survey: a survey of innovation activity of EU businesses
  • European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions: cross-sectional and longitudinal data on household economic well-being, from 2003-present.
  • Structure of Earnings Survey: 4-yearly data on workers in firms from 1995-present
  • Adult Education Survey: survey of adults’ participation in education and work training, from 2007-2016
  • European Road Freight Transport Survey: survey of vehicles, journeys, and good transport operations, from 2011-2014
  • European Health Interview Survey: cross-section data on health status, health care use, health determinants, and SES, from 2006-2015 (2 waves)
  • Continuing Vocational Training Survey: survey of businesses’ investments in work training, from 2005-2015 (3 waves)
  • Community Statistics on Information Society: annual survey of households and individuals access and use of information and communication technology, from 2008-present.
  • Household Budget Surveys: a collection of national surveys of household consumption and expenditures, for 2010.

Detailed descriptions of each survey (including variable listings), as well as information on access requirements is available at the “Documentation” link.

Temporal Extent

Cross-sectional and longitudinal, annually from 1994 to 2019

Geographic Extent

EU countries

Unit of Analysis

Individuals, households, and businesses

Topical Tags

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Housing

Institutional Partners