Dear Office for National Statistics,

How were recipients of the recent 'English Housing Survey' selected?

If they were selected on a random basis please provide FULL details of how this was undertaken.

Yours faithfully,

Bob Willis

Paul Wearn, Office for National Statistics

Our Reference: FOI01288/Willis /QE1

Thank you for your email requesting information about how were recipients
of the recent English Housing Survey selected. I am writing to confirm
that the  Office for National Statistics has now completed its search.

This information is publically available from the Department for
Communities and Local Government, who are the commissioning government
department for the English Housing Survey. I recommend you have a look at
the following technical advice notes available on their web site, which
explain the sampling of households to take part in the survey:

* Sampling and weighting - English Housing Survey technical advice note
(ISBN: 978 1 4098 2713 9) - page 5
* Update on survey methods, sampling and weighting for 2009-10 - English
Housing Survey technical advice note
(ISBN: 978 1 4098 3033 7) - page 7

Both these reports can be downloaded for free from

I trust these technical reports will provide you with the information you
You have the right to have this response to your freedom of information
request reviewed internally by an internal review process and, if you
remain unhappy with the decision, by the Information Commissioner. If you
would like to have the decision reviewed please write to Dennis Roberts,
Office for National Statistics, Room 1214, Government Buildings, Cardiff
Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8XG.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Paul Wearn LLB (Hons)
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