Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

Public microdata (also referred to as public use files, PUFs) for the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) were created to enable interested parties to become familiar with microdata. At the same time the privacy of respondents had to be protected. The structure of the public microdata is the same as for the microdata for research (Scientific Use Files). The public microdata provide researchers and trainers the opportunity to develop programs using the same formats and variable names as for those that appear in the Scientific Use Files.

The EU-SILC public microdata files are fully synthetic. They do not present the actual observations, but were simulated using statistical modelling and the statistical distributions in the original data.

The public microdata are tailored to the following purposes:

  • For statistical training at all levels;
  • To allow researchers to explore the content and complexity of the survey prior to requesting access to the confidential microdata;
  • To enable accredited researchers to develop and write a code that may eventually be applied to the scientific use files.

The data cannot be used for any statistical inference to a wider population. With these data it is not possible to make generalised statements about individual characteristics or relationships between different personal or household characteristics. These public microdata files have limited research value; only the scientific use files provide a basis for valid analysis. Any calculations based on the public microdata or the conclusions drawn from them are produced at the sole risk and responsibility of the user. Neither the National Statistical Institutes nor Eurostat can guarantee the accuracy or reliability of results. Furthermore, neither the National Statistical Institutes nor Eurostat can be held responsible for any improper use of these data.

The Public Use Files are developed in agreement with article 19 of Regulation 223/2009 on European statistics. This article lays down the principle that the files should be prepared in such a way that the statistical unit cannot be identified.

For each country and year the data are grouped in four files: Household Register (D), Personal Register (R), Household Data (H) and Personal Data (P). A detailed description of the variables is available in the annual guidelines.

Please note that the files do not contain flags that explain the status of the data cells (e.g. explaining why data is missing or that data has been estimated). Such flags do not convey clear information as the individual data are based on a model.

You can download the files in CSV-format (comma separated values) zipped per country and year via the links in the table below.

Download public microdata on Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) Download public microdata on Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)

EU28 Year
Belgium 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Bulgaria 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Czech Republic 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Denmark 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Germany 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Estonia 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Ireland 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Greece 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Spain 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
France 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
[HR] Croatia 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Italy 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Cyprus 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Latvia 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Lithuania 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Luxembourg 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
 Hungary 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Malta 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Netherlands 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Austria 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Poland 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Portugal 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Romania 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Slovenia 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Slovak Republic 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Finland 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Sweden 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
United Kingdom 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013