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EU-SILC scientific use files

The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) is the main source for the compilation of statistics on income, social inclusion and living conditions.

EU-SILC is composed of two modules - cross-sectional and longitudinal - and is updated twice a year: in March and in October. Eurostat releases partially anonymised EU-SILC microdata for research purposes; these are called scientific use files. 

For more information on EU-SILC scientific use files, please refer to the key information presented at


As a user of the scientific use files (SUF), you are welcome to post any questions and observations you might have on the EU-SILC datasets/variables in the question forum at:


You can also check out the frequently asked questions on the EU-SILC scientific use files at: