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ahidHousehold identification number
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases5511Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahhjndAll persons here since 1.9.90
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition (4)
Question Number and Text AHC2 : Have all persons you have just given me details of been living with (HRP) continuously since 1.9.90
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1356464.788.8
No24488.111.2
Missing or wild-9831.5Missing
Inapplicable-8141625.7Missing
Valid cases4012Missing cases1499
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahhab1yDate 1st absentee born: year
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition (4)
Question Number and Text AHC5AY : Is there anyone you would normally consider to be part of your household living in institutional accommodation such as an elderly person's home, college or hall of residence, longstay hospital? If Yes ask date of birth.
Valid cases5507Missing cases4
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahhab2yDate 2nd absentee born: year
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition (4)
Question Number and Text AHC5BY : Is there anyone you would normally consider to be part of your household living in institutional accommodation such as an elderly person's home, college or hall of residence, longstay hospital? If Yes ask date of birth.
Valid cases5511Missing cases0
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1


anhhrspNo. interviewed in h/hold (incl proxies)
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
06.1.1
1189134.334.3
2277250.350.3
359210.710.7
42053.73.7
539.7.7
64.1.1
72.0.0
Valid cases5511Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahhdoiDay of interview
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer check
Valid cases5484Missing cases27
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahhmoiMonth of interview
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
September9118221.421.6
October10286852.052.5
November11127323.123.3
December121382.52.5
Missing or wild-950.9Missing
Valid cases5461Missing cases50
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahsroomNumber of rooms in accommodation
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text AH1A : How many rooms are there here, including bedrooms but excluding kitchens, bathrooms, and any rooms you may let or sublet?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11102.02.0
25149.39.4
3103518.818.9
4163529.729.8
5139525.325.4
64428.08.1
72194.04.0
8771.41.4
931.6.6
1018.3.3
119.2.2
122.0.0
131.0.0
151.0.0
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases5489Missing cases22
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteRooms currently sublet to persons outside h/hold are excluded, those occupied by lodgers or boarders within h/hold are included.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahsbedsNumber of bedrooms in accommodation
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text AH1B : How many of these (number of rooms in H1A) are bedrooms?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
167012.212.2
2146726.626.7
3262647.747.9
458810.710.7
51031.91.9
623.4.4
77.1.1
82.0.0
Missing or wild-924.4Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases5486Missing cases25
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
NoteAll h/holds must have at least one bedroom.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahsowndHouse owned or rented
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text AH2 : Does your household own or rent this accommodation or does it come rent-free?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned or on mortgage1366166.466.6
Shared ownership211.2.2
Rented3170831.031.1
Rent free4981.81.8
Other517.3.3
Missing or wild-915.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases5495Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteShared ownership includes co-ownership and equity sharing schemes. Rent-free excludes cases of complete rebate through Housing Benefit and payment by charity.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahsowr1PNO of 1st person owning accommodation
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text AH3M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold08.1.2
1355464.597.6
2791.42.2
31.0.0
51.0.0
Missing or wild-929.5Missing
Inapplicable-8183933.4Missing
Valid cases3643Missing cases1868
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahsowr2PNO of 2nd person owning accommodation
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text AH3M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold052.92.3
143.81.9
2217039.495.6
35.1.2
Missing or wild-9140225.4Missing
Inapplicable-8183933.4Missing
Valid cases2270Missing cases3241
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amghaveHome mortgaged or owned outright
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text AH4 : Is this accommodation: Owned outright or is it being bought with a mortgage or a loan?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned outright1127823.234.8
Buying mortgage/loan2239443.465.2
Inapplicable-8183933.4Missing
Valid cases3672Missing cases1839
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable ATENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgynotHow home came to be owned outright
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text AH5 : Which of the following best describes how you came to own this property outright? Have you..
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Paid mortgage/loan161611.248.3
Bought it with cash25289.641.4
Inherited all/share31102.08.6
Other means of purch422.41.7
Inapplicable-8423476.8Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases1276Missing cases4235
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=1) Asked if R's home is owned outright
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahssnipSitting tenant when bought
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text AH6A merged with AH8A and AH10B : At the time you bought this house/flat were you already living here as a tenant?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14878.813.8
No2304155.286.2
Missing or wild-911.2Missing
Inapplicable-8197235.8Missing
Valid cases3528Missing cases1983
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 and AMGHAVE=1 and AMGYNOT=1-2) OR AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R is outright owner of home where mortgage has been paid off or bought outright
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahsvndrVendor of home bought as sitting tenant
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text AH6B merged with AH8B and AH10C : Did you buy this house/flat from..
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Local auth/council13406.270.2
New Town Corp/dev ag213.22.7
Housing association39.21.9
Someone else41222.225.2
Missing or wild-914.3Missing
Inapplicable-8501391.0Missing
Valid cases484Missing cases5027
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 and AMGHAVE=1 and AMGYNOT=1-2) OR AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R is outright owner of home where mortgage has been paid off or bought outright
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahscostOriginal purchase price of property
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text AH7A merged with AH8C and AH10D : How much did you pay for the property?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34096.9745815.941999997
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1334060.6100.0
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8197235.8Missing
Refused-21082.0Missing
Don't know-1851.5Missing
Valid cases3340Missing cases2171
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 and AMGHAVE=1 and AMGYNOT=1-2) OR AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R is outright owner of home where mortgage has been paid off or bought outright
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgyr0Year mortgage began
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text AH7B merged with AH10A : In what year did you first start paying a mortgage on this house/flat?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
80.7410.242691
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1295753.7100.0
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Inapplicable-8250045.4Missing
Don't know-138.7Missing
Valid cases2957Missing cases2554
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 and AMGYNOT=1) OR AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R is outright owner of home where mortgage has been paid off or bought outright
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ahsyr0Year became owner: home bought outright
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text AH9 : In what year did you become the owner of this house/flat?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
78.6711.303091
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated164511.7100.0
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-8484988.0Missing
Don't know-115.3Missing
Valid cases645Missing cases4866
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 and AMGHAVE=1) Asked if R is outright owner of home
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


amgoldAmount borrowed at purchase: mortgagee
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text AH11A : How much did you borrow originally when you bought the property, that is excluding any later additions to the mortgage?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25658.9230092.06400999997
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1220240.0100.0
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-8311756.6Missing
Refused-2741.3Missing
Don't know-11011.8Missing
Valid cases2202Missing cases3309
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or a loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords total amount borrowed at purchase.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amglifeYears left to pay: mortgagee
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH11B : How many years has the mortgage still to run?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
16.786.51040
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05.1.2
Length stated1225640.999.8
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8311756.6Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-11082.0Missing
Valid cases2261Missing cases3250
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or a loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords date on which all mortgages on property paid off.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgtypeType of mortgage
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH11C : Is your mortgage or loan..
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Repaymnt mortge/loan165811.928.3
Endowment mortgage2155628.267.0
Pt repaymnt/endowmnt352.92.2
Other mortgage/loan4561.02.4
Missing or wild-915.3Missing
Inapplicable-8311756.6Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-1561.0Missing
Valid cases2322Missing cases3189
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgxtraTaken out additional mortgage on home
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH12A : Have you subsequently taken out any additional mortgages or loans on this house/flat?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes181514.834.3
No2155828.365.7
Missing or wild-914.3Missing
Inapplicable-8311756.6Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases2373Missing cases3138
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgnewAmount of additional mortgage on home
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH12B : How much in total are these additional mortgages or loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
10791.5912257.9950099997
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated183615.2100.0
Inapplicable-8467584.8Missing
Valid cases836Missing cases4675
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AMGXTRA=1) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and additional mortgages or loans taken out on home
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data. The imputation flag variable AMGNEWI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. See notes on Weighting in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgxty1Extra loan for home extension
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH12C1 : What was this additional loan/mortgage used for? Home extension.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned057410.470.4
Home extension12414.429.6
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8467584.8Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases4696
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AMGXTRA=1) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and additional mortgages or loans taken out on home
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgxty2Extra loan for home improvements
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH12C2 : What was this additional loan/mortgage used for? Home improvement/repairs.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02785.034.0
Home improvements15399.866.0
Missing or wild-919.3Missing
Inapplicable-8467584.8Missing
Valid cases817Missing cases4694
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AMGXTRA=1) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and additional mortgages or loans taken out on home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgxty3Extra loan for car purchase
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH12C3 : What was this additional loan/mortgage used for? Car purchase.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned078814.396.7
Car purchase127.53.3
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8467584.8Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases4696
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AMGXTRA=1) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and additional mortgages or loans taken out on home
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgxty4Extra loan for other consumer goods
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH12C4 : What was this additional loan/mortgage used for? Other consumer goods.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned079314.497.3
Other consumer gds122.42.7
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8467584.8Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases4696
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AMGXTRA=1) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and additional mortgages or loans taken out on home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amgxty5Extra loan for other specified reason
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text AH12C5 : What was this additional loan/mortgage used for? Other.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned066912.182.1
Other specifed expen11462.617.9
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8467584.8Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases4696
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AMGXTRA=1) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and additional mortgages or loans taken out on home
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axpmgLast total monthly mortgage payment
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text AH13A : How much was your last total monthly instalment on the mortgage(s) or loan(s)?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
278.98232.6504300
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.0
Amount stated1239343.4100.0
Inapplicable-8311756.6Missing
Valid cases2394Missing cases3117
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data. As a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag (here AXPMGI) takes the missing value code of the original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable. See Vol. A on Imputation.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axpmg1Mortgage includes protection policy
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text AH13B1 : Did that payment include any of the following? A mortgage protection policy.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes171913.034.7
No2135624.665.3
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8332560.3Missing
Don't know-1851.5Missing
Valid cases2075Missing cases3436
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AXPMG NE -1,-2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and recorded last total monthly instalment on mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axpmg2Mortgage includes structure insurance
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text AH13B2 : Did that payment include any of the following? Building structure insurance.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes195917.445.2
No2116221.154.8
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Inapplicable-8332560.3Missing
Don't know-137.7Missing
Valid cases2121Missing cases3390
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AXPMG NE -1,-2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and recorded last total monthly instalment on mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axpmg3Mortgage includes contents insurance
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text AH13B3 : Did that payment include any of the following? Contents or possessions insurance.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13225.815.1
No2181132.984.9
Missing or wild-929.5Missing
Inapplicable-8332560.3Missing
Don't know-124.4Missing
Valid cases2133Missing cases3378
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AXPMG NE -1,-2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or loan and recorded last total monthly instalment on mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axpmg4Mortgage includes extra payments
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text AH13B4 : Did that payment include any of the following? Any other extra payments.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1651.23.1
No2203636.996.9
Missing or wild-9571.0Missing
Inapplicable-8332560.3Missing
Don't know-128.5Missing
Valid cases2101Missing cases3410
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2 AND AMGHAVE=2 AND AXPMG NE -1,-2) Asked if R's home is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and recorded last total monthly instalment on mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahsvalValue of property: home owners
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text AH14 : About how much would you expect to get for your home if you sold it today?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
79312.4165634.561000999997
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1367266.6100.0
Inapplicable-8183933.4Missing
Valid cases3672Missing cases1839
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=1-2) Asked if R's home is owned outright, being bought on mortgage or shared ownership
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data. The imputation flag variable AHSVALI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahsjbAccommodation with present job: renter
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text AH16 : Does the accommodation go with the present job of anyone in the household?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11051.95.8
No2171531.194.2
Missing or wild-93.1Missing
Inapplicable-8368866.9Missing
Valid cases1820Missing cases3691
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3-5) Asked if R's home rented or provided by organisation or individual
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentp1Who rents accommodation: 1st mention
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text AH17M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold011.2.6
1175231.896.6
248.92.6
32.0.1
Missing or wild-910.2Missing
Inapplicable-8368866.9Missing
Valid cases1813Missing cases3698
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3-5) Asked if R's home rented or provided by individual
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentp2Who rents accommodation: 2nd mention
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text AH17M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold08.12.1
112.23.2
23526.494.1
31.0.3
41.0.3
Missing or wild-9144926.3Missing
Inapplicable-8368866.9Missing
Valid cases374Missing cases5137
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3-5) Asked if R's home rented or provided by organisation or individual
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentllLandlord of rented accommodation
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text AH18 : Who is the accommodation rented from or provided by?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Local auth/Council1112220.461.8
NewTown Comm/Corp29.2.5
Property company350.92.8
Scottish Homes47.1.4
Other housg assoc51913.510.5
Employer648.92.6
Other org7691.33.8
Relative8531.02.9
Employer98.1.4
Other individual102604.714.3
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8368866.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1817Missing cases3694
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3-5) Asked if R's home rented or provided by organisation or individual
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable ATENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentfAccommodation rented furnished or other
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text AH19 : Do you rent your accommodation ..
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Furnished11653.09.2
Partly furnished2641.23.6
Unfurnished3156528.487.2
Missing or wild-929.5Missing
Inapplicable-8368866.9Missing
Valid cases1794Missing cases3717
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3-5) Asked if R's home rented or provided by organisation or individual
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable ATENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentNet amount of last rent payment
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text AH20B : How much was the last rent payment, including any services or water charges but after any rebates?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
89.31312.3518500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1146626.6100.0
Inapplicable-8378368.6Missing
Rent rebate-32624.8Missing
Valid cases1466Missing cases4045
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5) Asked if R's home rented
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here ARENT), and the period in weeks which it covered (here ARENTW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by number of weeks). Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable ARENTI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. See Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentwWeeks covered by last rent payment
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH20C : What period did this (rent payment) cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.0087015.859.5
2.002123.814.5
4.00841.55.7
4.332714.918.5
7.001.0.1
11.001.0.1
13.0017.31.2
26.003.1.2
52.004.1.3
Missing or wild-9.001.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00404573.4Missing
Period uncodeable-3.002.0Missing
Valid cases1463Missing cases4048
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for ARENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arent1Rent includes water charges
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH20D1 : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things? Water charges.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14878.837.1
No282415.062.9
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-8414075.1Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-132.6Missing
Valid cases1311Missing cases4200
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arent2Rent includes land or business premises
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH20D2 : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things? Land or business premises.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes117.31.3
No2130023.698.7
Missing or wild-938.7Missing
Inapplicable-8414075.1Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-115.3Missing
Valid cases1317Missing cases4194
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes farms.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arent3Rent includes garage
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH20D3 : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things? Other services. A garage.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11202.29.0
No2120621.991.0
Missing or wild-934.6Missing
Inapplicable-8414075.1Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-110.2Missing
Valid cases1326Missing cases4185
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arent4Rent includes heating lighting or water
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH20D4 : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things? Heating, lighting or hot water.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11252.39.4
No2119921.890.6
Missing or wild-936.7Missing
Inapplicable-8414075.1Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-110.2Missing
Valid cases1324Missing cases4187
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arent5Rent includes meals
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH20D5 : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things? Meals.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14.1.3
No2131323.899.7
Missing or wild-943.8Missing
Inapplicable-8414075.1Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-110.2Missing
Valid cases1317Missing cases4194
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arent6Rent includes other services
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH20D6 : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things? Any other services.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11322.410.1
No2117921.489.9
Missing or wild-952.9Missing
Inapplicable-8414075.1Missing
Don't know-18.1Missing
Valid cases1311Missing cases4200
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arenthbReceives rent rebate or rent allowance
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH21A : Was any housing benefit such as a rent rebate or rent allowance deducted from the last rent payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14247.731.6
No291716.668.4
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-8414075.1Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1341Missing cases4170
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT GT 0) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Allowances/Rebates
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentgGross rent including Housing Benefit
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text AH21B merged with AH21C : So what would the last rent payment have been if Housing Benefit had not been deducted from it?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
45.3250.195640
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated174713.6100.0
Inapplicable-8476486.4Missing
Valid cases747Missing cases4764
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT NE -1,-2) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for ARENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


arentgwWeeks covered by gross rent
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text AH21D : What period would that (rent payment) cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.0059510.880.0
2.00961.712.9
4.0013.21.7
4.3337.75.0
13.003.1.4
Missing or wild-9.003.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00476486.4Missing
Valid cases744Missing cases4767
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 AND ARENT NE -1,-2 AND ARENTHB=1) Asked if R's home rented and rent payment recorded and no housing benefit deducted from last rent payment
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for ARENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axphsdfProblems paying for housing over year
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text AH22A : Many people these days are finding it difficult to keep up with their housing payments. In the last twelve months would you say you have had any difficulties paying for your accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes173613.419.3
No2307755.880.7
Missing or wild-9571.0Missing
Inapplicable-8163629.7Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases3813Missing cases1698
Question RouteIF (AHSOWND=3,5 OR (AHSOWND=1,2 AND AMGHAVE=2)) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axphsd1Housing payments required borrowing
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text AH22B1 : Did you have to..( in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11492.721.0
No255910.179.0
Missing or wild-9901.6Missing
Inapplicable-8471285.5Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases708Missing cases4803
Question RouteIF ((AHSOWND=3,5 OR (AHSOWND=1,2 AND AMGHAVE=2)) AND AXPHSDF=1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulties paying for accommodation in last 12 months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axphsd2Housing payments required cutbacks
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text AH22B2 : Did you have to..( in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes160110.982.8
No21252.317.2
Missing or wild-9721.3Missing
Inapplicable-8471285.5Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases726Missing cases4785
Question RouteIF ((AHSOWND=3,5 OR (AHSOWND=1,2 AND AMGHAVE=2)) AND AXPHSDF=1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulties paying for accommodation in last 12 months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axphsdbBeen 2+ months late with housing payment
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text AH22C : In the last twelve months have you ever found yourself more than two months behind with your rent/mortgage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11863.425.4
No25479.974.6
Missing or wild-9651.2Missing
Inapplicable-8471285.5Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases733Missing cases4778
Question RouteIF ((AHSOWND=3,5 AND (AHSOWND=1,2 AND AMGHAVE=2)) AND AXPHSDF=1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulties paying for accommodation in last 12 months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteExcludes accidental non-payments.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahsprbaProblems with home: condensation
Record TypeAHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text AH23A : I'm going to read out some problems that people often have with their homes. Please tell me if you think that it is a big problem here, a small problem or not a problem.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Big problem15069.29.2
Small problem2126523.023.0
Not a problem3372167.567.8
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases5492Missing cases19
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Problems
Housing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Variable OccurrenceW1