User support and documentation

User guides


Developed for users of the LSAY unit record data, the user guide series consolidates information about the LSAY cohorts into one document. The guides aim to address all aspects of the LSAY data including:

  • how to access the data
  • data restrictions
  • variable naming conventions
  • topic maps
  • classifications and code frames
  • weights
  • derived variables.

User guides are available for each LSAY cohort.

For information on how to access the unit record data see How to access LSAY data.

Variable listing and metadata


The variable listing and metadata workbook provides a complete listing of the variables and their associated formats/value labels contained in the LSAY data files for all five LSAY cohorts. This resource should be used in conjunction with the LSAY user guide series.

Further information about the way the information has been structured in this workbook can be found in the section The LSAY data in the LSAY user guides.