Bulk download

For users that would like to download large amounts of data, we have created zip-files for direct download.

Note
The regional variables are downloaded every second year. The variables downloaded in 2012, have been merged with the ESS4 and ESS5 survey data. The variables downloaded in 2014, have been merged with the ESS6. The variables downloaded in 2016, have been merged with the ESS7.

We will not update the regional variables already added to an ESS round.

If the datasources have corrected data, it is possible that the same variable will have different values in the data downloaded in 2012 compared to the data downloaded in 2014 or 2016.

The downloads may include different variables.

ESS data merged with the entire set of contextual variables

All levels are included in these files: For each respondent, we have added information (when possible) on countries, on ESS regions, on NUTS 1 regions, on NUTS 2 regions and on NUTS 3 regions.

ESS round SPSS Stata SAS
Round 4 ESS4 + all 2012 ESS4 + all 2012 ESS4 + all 2012
Round 5 ESS5 + all 2012 ESS5 + all 2012 ESS5 + all 2012
Round 6 ESS6 + all 2014 ESS6 + all 2014 ESS6 + all 2014
Round 7 ESS7 + all 2016 ESS7 + all 2016 ESS7 + all 2016

Contextual data at country level

Contextual data on the country level for all available ESS countries.

Year SPSS Stata SAS
Downloaded 2012 Country data, 2012 Country data, 2012 Country data, 2012
Downloaded 2014 Country data, 2014 Country data, 2014 Country data, 2014
Downloaded 2016 Country data, 2016 Country data, 2016 Country data, 2016

Contextual data at regional level

ESS region level data

Contextual data on the regional level which is used by each individual country in the ESS survey. These files are made by combining the relevant NUTS 1, 2 and 3 level data, and in some cases adding separate variables for countries not covered by the NUTS standard.

ESS round SPSS Stata SAS
ESS4 regions, downloaded 2012 Region ESS4 Region ESS4 Region ESS4
ESS5 regions, downloaded 2012 Region ESS5 Region ESS5 Region ESS5
ESS6 regions, downloaded 2014 Region ESS6 Region ESS6 Region ESS6
ESS7 regions, downloaded 2016 Region ESS7 Region ESS7 Region ESS7

NUTS 1 level data

Contextual data on the NUTS 1 level for all available ESS countries.

Year SPSS Stata SAS
Downloaded 2012 NUTS 1, 2012 NUTS 1, 2012 NUTS 1, 2012
Downloaded 2014 NUTS 1, 2014 NUTS 1, 2014 NUTS 1, 2014
Downloaded 2016 NUTS 1, 2016 NUTS 1, 2016 NUTS 1, 2016

NUTS 2 level data

Contextual data on the NUTS 2 level for all available ESS countries.

Year SPSS Stata SAS
Downloaded 2012 NUTS 2, 2012 NUTS 2, 2012 NUTS 2, 2012
Downloaded 2014 NUTS 2, 2014 NUTS 2, 2014 NUTS 2, 2014
Downloaded 2016 NUTS 2, 2016 NUTS 2, 2016 NUTS 2, 2016

NUTS 3 level data

Contextual data on the NUTS 3 level for all available ESS countries.

Year SPSS Stata SAS
Downloaded 2012 NUTS 3, 2012 NUTS 3, 2012 NUTS 3, 2012
Downloaded 2014 NUTS 3, 2014 NUTS 3, 2014 NUTS 3, 2014
Downloaded 2016 NUTS 3, 2016 NUTS 3, 2016 NUTS 3, 2016