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ahidHousehold identification number
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahhacArea code
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteIdentifies the Primary Sampling Unit.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahhanAddress number
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Index TermsGeographic Location
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahhnoHousehold number
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1


afidFieldwork identification number
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aividInterviewer identification number
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aivncTotal number of calls
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3.442.39112
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount recorded1815195.6100.0
Missing or wild-93734.4Missing
Valid cases8151Missing cases373
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteTotal number of calls made by interviewer at h/hold.
Variable OccurrenceW1


anhhNumber of households at address
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1649176.193.0
2961.11.4
3981.11.4
471.81.0
519.2.3
661.7.9
717.2.2
8821.01.2
923.3.3
1010.1.1
113.0.0
126.1.1
Missing or wild-9154718.1Missing
Valid cases6977Missing cases1547
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahstypeType of accommodation
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Other03343.94.4
Det'd house/bungalow1138516.218.3
Semi-det'd house/bun2223426.229.6
End terraced house35296.27.0
Terraced house4146617.219.4
Purpose built flat5117313.815.5
Converted flat63153.74.2
Incl business premis7811.01.1
Bedsit multi occup818.2.2
Bedsitter other922.3.3
Missing or wild-996711.3Missing
Valid cases7557Missing cases967
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
NoteRefers to space used by h/hold, not to issued address. Code 7 implies access to business premises without going outside building. Question change from Wave One to Wave Two, recoded 'Other' 0 into 11 and new category 10 'Institution'.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahsfloorFloor of main living accommodation
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Basement/semi bsmt11141.31.6
Grd flr/st level2594369.782.3
1st floor37558.910.5
2nd floor42032.42.8
3rd floor51201.41.7
4th-9th floor673.91.0
10th-19th floor711.1.2
Missing or wild-9130515.3Missing
Valid cases7219Missing cases1305
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
NoteRefers solely to living accommodation - lounge or living room.
Variable OccurrenceW1


aivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Demolished/derelict11041.21.2
Business use only22823.33.3
Temp accomm only378.9.9
Empty at first call44225.05.0
Building not complet521.2.2
Institut no privt HH624.3.3
Address not found71021.21.2
All eligible HH inte10485256.956.9
Interviews + proxies112813.33.3
Interviews + refusal123724.44.4
HH comp + ques only135.1.1
HH composition only141.0.0
Docs missing or unus1927.3.3
Refusal to HQ201231.41.4
All refus to int'er21142016.716.7
Lang probs no interp2216.2.2
Too old or infirm231061.21.2
No HH member contact242883.43.4
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
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


aivhsizeEstimated number in refusal household
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
13924.632.8
24955.841.4
31601.913.4
41161.49.7
527.32.3
62.0.2
72.0.2
91.0.1
Missing or wild-93464.1Missing
Inapplicable-8698281.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1195Missing cases7329
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1


aivnadltEstimated adults in refusal household
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
13954.633.3
26247.352.6
31291.510.9
432.42.7
54.0.3
91.0.1
221.0.1
Missing or wild-93554.2Missing
Inapplicable-8698281.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1186Missing cases7338
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1


aivrageEstimated age of person refusing HH int
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
52.6816.971795
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age estimated1126514.8100.0
Missing or wild-92773.2Missing
Inapplicable-8698281.9Missing
Valid cases1265Missing cases7259
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1


aivrsexSex of person refusing HH interview
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male14425.237.5
Female27388.762.5
Missing or wild-93624.2Missing
Inapplicable-8698281.9Missing
Valid cases1180Missing cases7344
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
NoteSee Vol. A for a description of the derivation of weights. This weight should be used for any analysis at the h/hold level, and for any analysis involving enumerated individuals, as distinct from full respondent individuals. (cf AINWGHT on record AINDRESP).
Variable OccurrenceW1


aregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London14985.85.8
Outer London25977.07.0
R. of South East3161118.918.9
South West47138.48.4
East Anglia53033.63.6
East Midlands65957.07.0
West Midlands Conurb73914.64.6
R. of West Midlands83694.34.3
Greater Manchester93964.64.6
Merseyside101952.32.3
R. of North West113634.34.3
South Yorkshire121972.32.3
West Yorkshire132993.53.5
Humber142573.03.0
Wear152022.42.4
R. of North162933.43.4
Wales173924.64.6
Scotland1885310.010.0
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Question RouteUses AHHAC on record AHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteStandard region, distinguishing former Metropolitan Counties, and Inner and Outer London.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


astrataStratification class
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis indicator distinguishes separate stratification classes used in the sampling procedure. See Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeAHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases8524Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeAHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East13624.24.2
North West2108912.812.8
Yorkshire and the Hu37528.88.8
East Midlands45947.07.0
West Midlands57669.09.0
East of England66727.97.9
London7110312.912.9
South East8123714.514.5
South West97038.28.2
Wales103924.64.6
Scotland1185310.010.0
Missing-91.0Missing
Valid cases8523Missing cases1
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteGovernment Office Region created in 1994 and finalised in 1998 when Merseyside was merged into the North West.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18