Results from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) for the financial year 2021 to 2022, providing information on income and circumstances of UK households.
The FRS is a continuous household survey which collects information on a representative sample of private households in the United Kingdom.
Detailed information is recorded on each respondent:
- their incomes, from all sources including self-employment
- housing tenure
- caring needs and responsibilities
- expenditure on housing
- pension participation
- family circumstances
- child maintenance
- household food security and food bank usage
This report summarises the key findings from the Family Resources Survey for the financial year 2021 to 2022. The data in this report are from interviews conducted between April 2021 and March 2022.
This publication is the second survey year where coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted data collection. It presents several insights into UK household incomes as the nation continued to adjust to the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
There continued to be several ways in which the effects of the pandemic might have affected the survey results in 2021 to 2022. Most of these stemmed from the data collection method and the distribution of characteristics among respondents. Government restrictions introduced in response to the pandemic were significantly eased over the course of the survey year, however the survey mode continued to be telephone-led in the vast majority of cases, as opposed to the established face-to-face mode of interviews used in years prior to 2020 to 2021.