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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeAINDRESP
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aivfioIndividual interview outcome
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1991296.696.6
Proxy23523.43.4
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteImportant variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxies have been merged with that from respondents. Proxies, however have, zero weights and can be selected out by use of this variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aiodcDocument check
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireOffice Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Individual only11661.61.6
Proxy questionnaire23523.43.4
Individual and self4974695.095.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses AHHAC on Record AHHSAMP.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
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


axrwghtX-sectional respondent weight
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
NoteSee Sections on Weights in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


axewghtX-sectional enumerated individual weight
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
NoteSee Sections on Weights in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London14184.14.1
Outer London26686.56.5
R. of South East3187518.318.3
South West49309.19.1
East Anglia53903.83.8
East Midlands67827.67.6
West Midlands Conurb74534.44.4
R. of West Midlands85064.94.9
Greater Manchester94164.14.1
Merseyside102332.32.3
R. of North West114544.44.4
South Yorkshire122932.92.9
West Yorkshire133643.53.5
Humber143283.23.2
Wear152642.62.6
R. of North164003.93.9
Wales175335.25.2
Scotland189579.39.3
Valid cases10264Missing 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


aprrs2iRelationship of Proxy to Informant
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (1)
Question Number and Text APB : Relationship of proxy subject to informant (Interviewer Check)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person12.0.6
Lawful spouse21751.750.1
Live-in partner314.14.0
Natural child4991.028.4
Daughter or son-in-l92.0.6
Natural brother or s1014.14.0
Natural parent1335.310.0
Mother or father-in-152.0.6
Any aunt or uncle191.0.3
Any nephew201.0.3
Lodger or boarder232.0.6
Unrelated sharer242.0.6
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8991296.6Missing
Valid cases349Missing cases9915
Question RouteALL PROXY SUBJECTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteMost of the proxy data have been merged with that of the full respondents. This is one of the proxy variables not merged.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apripnPerson number of informant
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (1)
Question Number and Text APC : Person number of informant (Interviewer Check)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11611.645.7
21681.647.7
318.25.1
45.01.4
Inapplicable-8991296.6Missing
Valid cases352Missing cases9912
Question RouteALL PROXY SUBJECTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteMost of the proxy data have been merged with that of the full respondents. This is one of the proxy variables not merged.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aprwhyReason for Proxy
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (2)
Question Number and Text APD : Reason for Proxy (Interviewer Check)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
In institution15.01.4
Study'g away frm hom27.12.0
On holiday310.12.9
Away business/work474.721.3
Temp. away from home522.26.3
Non contact679.822.8
Perm'ly too unwell739.411.2
Temporarily unwell814.14.0
Old age914.14.0
Deaf/speech probs1011.13.2
Language problems1130.38.6
Other1242.412.1
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-8991296.6Missing
Valid cases347Missing cases9917
Question RouteIF (AP12=1) If Proxy subject has any of the qualifications on card (P3)
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteMost of the proxy data have been merged with that of the full respondents. This is one of the proxy variables not merged.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aprfehqProxy's Highest FE qualification
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (5)
Question Number and Text AP13 : What is the highest qualification (she/he) (proxy) has got ? (Card P3)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Youth training cert12.01.7
Trade apprenticeship220.216.9
Clerical and commerc39.17.6
City and Guilds Pt I416.213.6
City and Guilds Pt 259.17.6
City and Guilds Pt 367.15.9
ONC or OND74.03.4
HNC or HND85.04.2
Nursing qualificatio95.04.2
Teaching qualificati103.02.5
University diploma111.0.8
First degree1210.18.5
Higher degree135.04.2
Other tech or profes1422.218.6
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-81014398.8Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases118Missing cases10146
Question RouteIF (AP12=1) If Proxy subject has any of the qualifications listed on card (P3)
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteMost of the proxy data have been merged with that of the full respondents. This is one of the proxy variables not merged.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aprsehqProxy's Highest school qualification
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (6)
Question Number and Text AP15 : What is the highest qualification (she/he) (proxy) has got ? (Card P4)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
School cert or Matri19.114.5
GCSE grades D-G32.03.2
GCSE grades A-C48.112.9
O level57.111.3
O level A - C67.111.3
O level D - E72.03.2
A level914.122.6
School cert or Matri104.06.5
O grades132.03.2
Higher grade163.04.8
SLC Lower grade181.01.6
Other203.04.8
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-81019699.3Missing
Valid cases62Missing cases10202
Question RouteIF (AP14=1) If Proxy subject has any of the qualifications on card (P4)
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteMost of the proxy data have been merged with that of the full respondents. This is one of the proxy variables not merged.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aprfitbProxy's personal income, banded
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (18)
Question Number and Text AP63 : Would you please look at this card (P12) and give me the letter for the group in which you would place (NAME'S) total personal income from all sources,before tax and other deductions.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
lt 77 pw/lt 3999 pa11091.131.0
78-115 pw/4k-5999249.513.9
116-154 pw/6k-7999336.410.2
155-192 pw/8k-9999432.39.1
193-230 pw/10k-11999517.24.8
231-289 pw/12k-14999626.37.4
290-346 pw/15k-17999723.26.5
347-385 pw/18k-19999814.14.0
386-442 pw/20k-22999912.13.4
443-500 pw/23k-259991010.12.8
501-558 pw/26k-28999113.0.9
559-615 pw/29k-31999126.11.7
616-673 pw/32k-34999133.0.9
674+ pw/35000+ pa1412.13.4
Inapplicable-8991296.6Missing
Valid cases352Missing cases9912
Question RouteALL PROXY SUBJECTS
Index TermsIncomes
NoteMost of the proxy data have been merged with that of the full respondents. This is one of the proxy variables not merged. Includes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag (here APRFITBI) 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 Usage Notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aprjbftProxy's job full or part time
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (14)
Question Number and Text AP51 : Would you say (his/her) current job is parttime or fulltime?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Part time117.27.8
Full time22022.092.2
Inapplicable-81004597.9Missing
Valid cases219Missing cases10045
Question RouteALL EMPLOYED PROXY SUBJECTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMost of the proxy data have been merged with that of the full respondents. This is one of the proxy variables not merged.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahgr2rRelationship to reference person
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person1531851.851.8
Lawful spouse2300429.329.3
Live-in partner33223.13.1
Natural child4120011.711.7
Adopted child511.1.1
Foster child62.0.0
Step-child728.3.3
Partner's child815.1.1
Daughter/son-in-law923.2.2
Natural bro/sister1047.5.5
Bro/sister-in-law124.0.0
Natural parent1344.4.4
Other parent141.0.0
Mother/father-in-law1527.3.3
Any grand child1710.1.1
Any cousin182.0.0
Any aunt or uncle193.0.0
Any nephew205.0.0
Employee222.0.0
Lodger or boarder2357.6.6
Unrelated sharer241371.31.3
Other302.0.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amastatMarital status
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 16 years011.1.1
Married1600958.558.5
Living as couple26746.66.6
Widowed38668.48.4
Divorced44344.24.2
Separated51891.81.8
Never married6208120.320.3
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (AAGE GE 16) Asked if R/subject is aged 16 or over.
Index TermsMarital Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Relationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL. The Wave One data have been recoded for compatibility with Wave Two and future waves.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahgspnPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH)0360835.235.2
1332532.432.4
2326831.831.8
336.4.4
423.2.2
52.0.0
61.0.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases10263Missing cases1
Question RouteIF (AAGE GE 16 AND AMASTAT= 1 OR 2) If R/subject is aged 16 or over and married or living as a couple
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahgestEmployment status - HH Grid
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 16 years023.2.2
Working1590157.557.5
Unemployed26286.16.1
Retired3186718.218.2
Family care4117911.511.5
F-T education54264.24.2
Other62402.32.3
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (AAGE GE 16) Asked if R/subject is aged 16 or over.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahgfnoPNO of father
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH0931890.890.8
18107.97.9
21141.11.1
316.2.2
45.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahgmnoPNO of mother
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH0902187.987.9
13913.83.8
28208.08.0
327.3.3
42.0.0
53.0.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahgjnlyWhether joined household since 1.9.90
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code : Have all the people you have given me details of been living with... (HRP) continuously since September 1st 1990?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No01002697.797.7
Yes12382.32.3
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteIf not a single person household
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL. Approximate equivalent to BNELYR.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahgmjnMonth joined Household
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code : In which month did they start living with...(HRP)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January116.26.7
February211.14.6
March311.14.6
April413.15.5
May511.14.6
June611.14.6
July725.210.5
August820.28.4
September952.521.8
October1040.416.8
November1112.15.0
December1216.26.7
Inapplicable-81002697.7Missing
Valid cases238Missing cases10026
Question RouteIf not a single person household
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL. Approximate equivalent to BNEMNJN.
Variable OccurrenceW1


ahgyjnYear joined Household
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireH'hold Composition
Question Number and Text Interviewer Code : In which year did they start living with...(HRP)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1990037.415.5
199112012.084.5
Inapplicable-81002697.7Missing
Valid cases238Missing cases10026
Question RouteIf not a single person household
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type AINDALL. Approximate equivalent to BNEYRJN.
Variable OccurrenceW1


aageAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.4218.461596
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given110264100.0100.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note below for AAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aage12Age at 1.12.1991
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.5218.471597
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given110264100.0100.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteTwo age variables are computed. The age at date of interview is used for most purposes internal to a wave, e.g. computation of h/hold characteristics. The age at 1.12.91 is intended to ensure consistency in cross wave comparison. 1st December is also the criterion date for determining whether those close to 16 should be interviewed. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable AAGEI (on Record Type AINDALL), for individual level derived variables, the imputation flag takes the value 1 if the variable was imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See Section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


abutypeBenefit unit type
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651275626.926.9
Couple,1 ch,M lt 652110910.810.8
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653133013.013.0
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6545845.75.7
Couple,man 65 to 7457587.47.4
Couple,man 75+63183.13.1
F lone parent,lt 6073283.23.2
M lone parent,lt 65834.3.3
Single woman,lt 2091781.71.7
Single woman,20-39104104.04.0
Single woman,40-59112632.62.6
Single woman,60-74124334.24.2
Single woman,75+133623.53.5
Single man,lt 30147197.07.0
Single man,30-54153603.53.5
Single man,55-64161001.01.0
Single man,65+172222.22.2
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses AHGSEX AMASTAT AAGE AHGEST AHGSPN AHGFNO AHGMNO ABUNO on Record AINDALL.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also ABUNO) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


abunoBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1757173.873.8
2167116.316.3
37507.37.3
42172.12.1
544.4.4
68.1.1
73.0.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO AHGSPN AHGFNO AHGMNO AHGRA AAGE AHGEST ADEPCHL AHGR2R on Record AINDALL. Uses AHHSIZE on Record AHHRESP. Uses AREL and AOPNO on record EGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also ABUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of ABUNO is the person number of first member of that benefit unit in sequential order of person numbers. A dependent childs Benefit Unit Number is the APNO of responsible adult. ABUNO is missing if there is missing data on input variables, and the benefit unit cannot be inferred.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


anchildNumber of own children in household
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0727570.970.9
1121711.911.9
2123412.012.0
34234.14.1
495.9.9
511.1.1
68.1.1
91.0.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO AHGSEX AAGE on Record AINDALL. Uses AOPNO AREL on Record AEGOALT.
Index TermsChildren
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIncludes natural children, adopted children and step children, under age of 16.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahohConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1529451.651.6
Not head2497048.448.4
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses AHSOWND AHSOWR1 AHSOWR2 ARENTP1 ARENTP2 on Record AHHRESP. Uses AAGE AHGSEX on Record AINDALL.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteAn indicator of the head of h/hold as defined, for example by the GHS i.e. the principal owner or renter of the property, and (where there is more than one), the male taking precedence, and (where there is more than one potential HOH of the same sex), the eldest taking precedence. The BHPS h/hold reference person definition is similar except that only the age criterion is used to distinguish multiple potential HRPs. In the calculation, where any potential information is missing, the HRP definition takes precedence.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1141313.813.8
2340633.233.2
3208820.320.3
4215321.021.0
59098.98.9
62202.12.1
761.6.6
85.0.0
98.1.1
111.0.0
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteAHHSIZE is calculated by adding up the number of individuals in a houshold.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly15995.85.8
Single Elderly28147.97.9
Couple No Children3298929.129.1
Couple: dep children4326231.831.8
Couple: non-dep chil5137613.413.4
Lone par: dep childr63953.83.8
Lone par: non-dep ch74144.04.0
2+ Unrelated adults82502.42.4
Other Households91651.61.6
Valid cases10264Missing cases0
Question RouteUses AHHSIZE ANKIDS ANCH1618 ANCOUPLE ANONEPAR on Record AHHRESP. Uses AAGE AHGSEX AMASTAT AHGSPN AHGFNO AHGMNO ADEPCHL on Record AINDALL.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteThis classification, closely related to that used in General Household Survey published data, relates to size of h/hold, whether there is a married couple present, and whether there are dependent children. For this classification, married and cohabiting couples are treated as equivalent, and dependent children include those up to the age of 18, if they are still in (non-advanced) full time education. The elderly are defined as those over pensionable age (60 for women and 65 for men). Couple and lone parent h/holds may contain other individuals who were not family members.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


atenureHousing tenure
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1230122.422.5
Owned with Mortgage2491847.948.0
Local Authority rent3184318.018.0
Housing Assoc. rente43063.03.0
Rented from Employer51111.11.1
Rented private unfur63923.83.8
Rented private furni73553.53.5
Other rented821.2.2
Missing-917.2Missing
Valid cases10247Missing cases17
Question RouteUses AMGHAVE ARENTLL ARENTF AHSOWND on Record AHHRESP.
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


aqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11221.21.2
First Degree25985.86.0
Teaching QF32252.22.3
Other Higher QF4120711.812.2
Nursing QF52152.12.2
GCE A Levels69859.610.0
GCE O Levels or Equi7208620.321.1
Commercial QF, No O83493.43.5
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G94114.04.2
Apprenticeship102622.62.6
Other QF1184.8.8
No QF12331832.333.5
Still At School No Q1331.3.3
Missing-919.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases9893Missing cases371
Question RouteUses ASCNOW AFENOW ASCHOOL ASCEND AQFHAS AQFHA AQFB AQFC AQFD AQFE AQFF AQFG AQFH AQFI AQFJ AQFK AQFL AQFM AQFN AQFED AQFEDA AQFEDB AQFEDC AQFEDD AQFEDE AQFEDF AQFEDG AQFEDH AQFEDI AQFEDJ AQFEDK AQFEDL AQFEDM AQFEDN AQFEDO AQFEDP AQFEDQ AQFEDR AQFEDS on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteSee Notes on Derived Variables in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aqfvocHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0670065.367.7
Yes1319331.132.3
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases9893Missing cases371
Question RouteUses AQFEDHI AQFB AQFC AQFD AQFE AQFF AQFG AQFH AQFI on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteSee Notes on Derived Variables in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aqfachiHighest academic qualification
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11221.21.2
1st Degree25985.86.0
HND,HNC,Teaching34964.85.0
A Level4136213.313.8
O Level5251024.525.4
CSE65295.25.3
None of These7427641.743.2
Missing-919.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases9893Missing cases371
Question RouteUses AQFA AQFB AQFC AQFD AQFE AQFF AQFG AQFH AQFI AQFJ AQFK AQFL AQFM AQFN AQFED AQFEDA AQFEDB AQFEDC AQFEDD AQFEDE AQFEDF AQFEDG AQFEDH AQFEDI AQFEDJ AQFEDK AQFEDL AQFEDM AQFEDN AQFEDO AQFEDP AQFEDQ AQFEDR AQFEDS AQFEDHI on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteSee Notes on Derived Variables in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbftEmployed full time
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1451944.077.6
Part time: lt 30 hrs2130612.722.4
Missing or wild-91101.1Missing
Inapplicable-8397738.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases5825Missing cases4439
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBSEMP AJBHRS AJBOT AJSHRS on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThis measure is based on total hours, i.e. including both normal and overtime hours. It is computed for both employees and the self employed.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


aedgenDays spent in general training
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
26.3454.690395
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05505.413.4
Amount Stated1356934.886.6
Missing or wild-94494.4Missing
Inapplicable-8534452.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases4119Missing cases6145
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBSEMP AJBED AJBED1 AJBED2 AJBED3 AJBED4 AJBED5 AJBEDD AEDNEW AEDNEW1 AEDNEW2 AEDNEW3 AEDNEW4 AEDNEWD on Record AINDRESP
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteMeasures number of days in year to 1/9/91 spent in general training (i.e. training not related to a particular job). Based on variables AJBED, etc, and AEDNEW, etc. Codes at AJBED45 and AEDNEW34 are taken to indicate general training. Days associated with such training purposes are allocated to this variable. If specific purposes are also identified, days are partitioned between the two types.
Variable OccurrenceW1


aedspecDays spent in specific training
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
8.8620.870368
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0115311.228.0
Amount Stated1296628.972.0
Missing or wild-94494.4Missing
Inapplicable-8534452.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases4119Missing cases6145
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBSEMP AJBED AJBED1 AJBED2 AJBED3 AJBED4 AJBED5 AJBEDD AEDNEW AEDNEW1 AEDNEW2 AEDNEW3 AEDNEW4 AEDNEWD on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteMeasures number of days in year to 1/9/91 spent in specific training (i.e. training related to a particular job). Based on variables AJBED, etc, and AEDNEW, etc. Codes at AJBED13 and AEDNEW12 are taken to indicate general training. Days associated with such training purposes are allocated to this variable. If specific purposes are also identified, days are partitioned between the two types.
Variable OccurrenceW1


apargscRG Social Class: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ14264.24.9
technic2180417.620.7
Skilled non-manual37707.58.8
Skilled manual4378836.943.5
Partly skilled occ5132512.915.2
Unskilled occ64244.14.9
Armed forces71641.61.9
Missing or wild-937.4Missing
Inapplicable-8117411.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for AJBRGSC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apasegSocio economic group: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large27717.58.9
Employers,small35845.76.7
Managers,small41201.21.4
Professional Self-em51001.01.1
Professional employe63193.13.7
Int. non-manual,work72872.83.3
Int. non-man,foreman82022.02.3
Junior non-manual94674.55.4
Personal service wrk1053.5.6
Foreman manual119769.511.2
Skilled manual wkrs12224121.825.8
Semi-skilled manual13104510.212.0
Unskilled manual wkr143883.84.5
Own account wkrs154674.55.4
Farmers - employers,161681.61.9
Farmers - own accoun171041.01.2
Agricultural workers182452.42.8
Members of armed for191641.61.9
Missing-937.4Missing
Not Applicable-8117411.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for AJBSEG.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apagoldGoldthorpe Social Class: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher1110910.812.7
Service class,lower27917.79.1
Routine non-manual e33463.44.0
Personal service wor427.3.3
Sml props w employee55545.46.4
Sml props w/o employ64564.45.2
Farmers,Smallholders72912.83.3
Foreman,Technicians8126212.314.5
Skilled manual worke9167116.319.2
Semi,unskilled manua10196119.122.5
Agricultural workers112332.32.7
Missing-937.4Missing
Not Applicable-8117411.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for AJBGOLD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18