Next Steps Age 32 Sweep

Sweep details

Sweep status Completed
Dates April 2022 to September 2023
Age 32
Respondents Cohort members
Fieldwork agency Ipsos
Data access Data to be made available for research in mid 2024
Survey mode Online, face-to-face, video, telephone

The Age 32 Sweep involves:

  • 60-minute survey – online or face to face (alternatives to ‘in-home’ interviews will be offered)

The survey covers the following broad themes:

    • Family and relationships, and housing: including topics such as relationships with partners, children, other members of the household, and current accommodation.
    • Employment and finances: including topics such as work, income, wealth (e.g., savings and debts, pensions, and housing) and financial literacy.
    • Education: including topics such as academic and vocational qualifications, and education fees (receipt of student loans, scholarships, grants, or bursaries).
    • Health and wellbeing, and working memory capacity: including topics such as physical health, mental health, health behaviours (exercise, diet, smoking, drinking, drugs), short-term memory and concentration.
    • Identity and attitudes, and personality: including topics such as ethnic and national identity, sexual orientation and gender identity, social networks and support, social and political participation, attitudes and values, personality traits.
    • Childhood circumstances and other live events: including topics such as childhood health and difficult events in childhood (parental separation or death, childhood abuse, financial difficulties), pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes, fertility treatment and pregnancy planning.
    • Partner information: including education, employment and income.
  • Seeking permission to link to information from routine administrative records (if not previously given).
  • Seeking permission from cohabiting partners to link to routine administrative records.
  • Seeking permission to collect a saliva sample for genetic research.

The Age 32 Sweep is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.


  • User guides
  • Questionnaires
  • Technical reports
  • Data notes
  • Additional
User guides

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Next Steps Age 32 Questionnaire

This questionnaire was given to participants of the Next Steps Age 32 Sweep.

Authors: Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Date published: 25/07/2023
PDF: 2,5 MB


Next Steps Age 32 Survey – Content Summary

Next Steps Age 32 Survey – Content Summary

Date published: 20/01/2023
PDF: 159,38 KB

Technical reports

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Data notes

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