Why is the survey carried out?

The General Household Survey (GHS) is a multi-purpose continuous survey carried out by the Social Survey Division of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which collects information on a range of topics from people living in private households in Great Britain. The survey started in 1971 and has been carried out continuously since then, except for breaks in 1997/98 (when the survey was reviewed) and 1999/2000 when the survey was re-developed. The main aim of the survey is to collect data on a range of core topics, comprising:
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household and family information housing tenure and household accommodation consumer durables including vehicle ownership employment education health and use of health services smoking and drinking family information including marriage, cohabitation and fertility income demographic information about household members including migration.

The information is used by government departments and other organisations for planning, policy and monitoring purposes, and to present a picture of households, families and people in Great Britain.

C.1 The Database Software A combination of the interface software and a database software will used for the system designed to have an access to the barangay profile, the barangay maps and the database. A small-scale database software called Microsoft ACCESS will be used to store and retrieve the data by barangay while a web-based technology interface utilizing Microsoft Internet Explorer interface software will be used to gain access to all the desired data or information. C.2 Functional Effectiveness of the Software ‡ Gives visual access to data since the system takes full advantage of the graphical power of windows ‡ Useful tool for data navigation (querying and connective capabilities) ‡ Help produce sophisticated, effective forms and reports ‡ Automate tasked easily

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