The primary objective of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is to collect longitudinal multidisciplinary data from a representative sample of the English population aged 50 and older.
We collect both objective and subjective data relating to health and disability, biological markers of disease, economic circumstance, social participation, networks and well-being.
The ELSA Wave 6 fieldwork was completed in May 2013. The data will be available to access from the Economic and Social Data Service archive by the end of January 2014.
The ELSA datasets and associated documentation for Wave 0 (i.e. HSE) and Waves 1, 2, 3 , 4 and 5 are all available on the Economic and Social Data Service.