Central Survey Unit (CSU) provides a survey research service to Northern Ireland Government Departments and the wider public sector in Northern Ireland. CSU is a non-profit making survey organisation. We are required, however, to fully recover all fieldwork and staffing costs incurred on any project as well as administrative overheads. CSU manages the Northern Ireland fieldwork on a number of regular national and European surveys, such as:
Labour Force Survey
National Food Survey
Family Expenditure Survey
Expenditure and Food Survey.
The Unit also conducts a number of Northern Ireland specific surveys including the Continuous Household Survey (which is the NI equivalent of the GB General Household Survey) and the Northern Ireland Travel Survey on behalf of Government Departments in Northern Ireland.
The Unit also conducts large scale commissioned surveys for Departments and non-Departmental bodies. Some recent examples of commissioned surveys include: Health and Social Well Being Survey, International Adult Literacy Survey
Health Behaviour of School Children Survey, and the Northern Ireland Crime Survey.
The Unit has also conducted the European Community Household Panel Survey in Northern Ireland since it´s inception in 1994.