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onjbsNumber of periods of paid employment
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (76)
Question Number and Text OJ12 : Interviewer Check: Write in number of periods of paid employment (01 or 02) recorded at J9 above
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
08485.425.9
1210113.564.1
22801.88.5
345.31.4
42.0.1
51.0.0
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-81135072.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases3277Missing cases12340
Question RouteIF (OCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's present position/status started after 1.9.2004
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteLength of spells are summarised in derived variable OJHSPW on Record OJOBHIST.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


ojbhadEver had paid employment
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text OJ31 : Have you ever had a paid job at all, apart from any casual or holiday work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9150.10Missing
inapplicable-81434491.85Missing
proxy and/or phone-79826.29Missing
Yes1550.3519.93
No22211.4280.07
Total15617100.00
Valid cases276Missing cases15341
Question RouteIF (ONEMST = 3-10 AND ONJBS = 0 AND OIVSTAT2 = 3) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2004 and has never been interviewed
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlend4Year left last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text OJ32 : When did you leave your last paid job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1997.639.9219532005
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated154.3100.0
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Inapplicable-81456693.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases54Missing cases15563
Question RouteIF (ONEMST = 3-10 AND ONJBS = 0 AND OIVSTAT2 = 3 AND OJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2004 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlsocOccupation (SOC) of last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text OJ33 : What was your last job? Please tell me the exact job title and describe the work you did.
Valid cases45Missing cases15572
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee Appendix to Vol. A for coding frame. Used to construct derived occupational class variables OJLSEG, OJLGOLD etc. found later in this Record Type. Coded using CASOC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlsoc00Occupation (SOC2000) of last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text OJ33 : What was your last job? Please tell me the exact job title and describe the work you did.
Valid cases55Missing cases15562
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlsic92Industry (SIC92) of last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text OJ34 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do (at the place where you worked)?
Valid cases55Missing cases15562
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlsempEmployee or self employed, last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ35 : Were you working as an employee or were you self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee151.392.7
Self-employed24.07.3
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Inapplicable-81456693.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases55Missing cases15562
Question RouteIF (ONEMST = 3-10 AND ONJBS = 0 AND OIVSTAT2 = 3 AND OJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2004 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlbossHired employees, last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ36 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No24.0100.0
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Inapplicable-81461793.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases4Missing cases15613
Question RouteIF (ONEMST = 3-10 AND ONJBS = 0 AND OIVSTAT2 = 3 AND OJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2004 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job and was self- employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlmngrManagerial duties, last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ37 : Did you have any managerial duties or were you supervising any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9150.10Missing
inapplicable-81457093.30Missing
proxy and/or phone-79826.29Missing
Foreman/supervisor240.038.0
Not mngr/supervisor3460.2992.0
Total15617100.00
Valid cases50Missing cases15567
Question RouteIF (ONEMST = 3-10 AND ONJBS = 0 AND OIVSTAT2 = 3 AND OJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2004 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojlsizeNumber employed at workplace, last job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ38 : How many people were employed/did you employ at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 216.011.8
3 - 9211.121.6
10 - 24313.125.5
25 - 4945.09.8
50 - 9953.05.9
100 - 19964.07.8
200 - 49973.05.9
500 - 99981.02.0
1000 or more92.03.9
DK but Under 25102.03.9
DK but 25+111.02.0
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Inapplicable-81457093.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases51Missing cases15566
Question RouteIF (ONEMST = 3-10 AND ONJBS = 0 AND OIVSTAT2 = 3 AND OJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2004 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivjaJob hist section: respondent alone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ39A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0437028.029.9
Respondent alone11026465.770.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
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


oivjbJob hist section: partner present
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ39B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01186776.081.1
Partner present1276717.718.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
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


oivjcJob hist section: other adults present
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ39C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01352386.692.4
Other adults pres111117.17.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
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


oivjdJob hist section: child/ren present
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ39D : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01363687.393.2
Children present19986.46.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
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


oivjeJob hist section: supervisor present
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text OJ39E : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01446292.698.8
Supervisor present11721.11.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oopnataBritain has much to learn
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV1A : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (V1) comes closest to how you feel. Britain has a lot to learn from other countries in running its affairs.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree110646.88.9
Agree2465329.839.1
Neither agree/disagr3377724.231.7
Disagree4220214.118.5
Strongly disagree52071.31.7
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8255916.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-11721.1Missing
Valid cases11903Missing cases3714
Question RouteIF (OMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB/LIS/LIW samples.
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


oopnatbBritish citizenship best
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV1B : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (V1) comes closest to how you feel. I would rather be a citizen of Britain than of any other country in the world.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree1274917.622.9
Agree2573236.747.8
Neither agree/disagr3232514.919.4
Disagree410576.88.8
Strongly disagree5132.81.1
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8255916.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-180.5Missing
Valid cases11995Missing cases3622
Question RouteIF (OMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB/LIS/LIW samples.
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


oopnatcSome shameful things about Britain
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV1C : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (V1) comes closest to how you feel. There are some things about Britain today that make me ashamed to be British.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree114449.212.0
Agree2591337.949.3
Neither agree/disagr3227814.619.0
Disagree4211513.517.6
Strongly disagree52421.52.0
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8255916.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-183.5Missing
Valid cases11992Missing cases3625
Question RouteIF (OMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB/LIS/LIW samples.
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


oopnatdPeople too ready to criticise Britain
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV1D : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (V1) comes closest to how you feel. People in Britain are too ready to criticise their country.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree19005.87.5
Agree2596538.249.9
Neither agree/disagr3340821.828.5
Disagree4160210.313.4
Strongly disagree578.5.7
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8255916.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-1122.8Missing
Valid cases11953Missing cases3664
Question RouteIF (OMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB/LIS/LIW samples.
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


oopnateBritain should stay single state
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV1E : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (V1) comes closest to how you feel. The government should do everything it can to keep all parts of Britain together in a single state.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree114299.212.0
Agree2515133.043.3
Neither agree/disagr3330021.127.7
Disagree4179211.515.1
Strongly disagree52251.41.9
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8255916.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-11781.1Missing
Valid cases11897Missing cases3720
Question RouteIF (OMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB/LIS/LIW samples.
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


oopnatfCo-operation better than independence
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV1F : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (V1) comes closest to how you feel. Britain should co- operate with other countries, even if it means giving up some independence.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree14092.63.4
Agree2325820.927.5
Neither agree/disagr3309219.826.1
Disagree4419426.935.4
Strongly disagree59095.87.7
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8255916.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-12131.4Missing
Valid cases11862Missing cases3755
Question RouteIF (OMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB/LIS/LIW samples.
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


ovote1Supports a particular political party
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV2 : Generally speaking do you think of yourself as a supporter of any one political party?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9430.28Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
refused-250.03Missing
Yes1577236.9637.83
No2948760.7562.17
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15259Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteUsed in derivation of summary voting variable OVOTE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ovote2Closer to one political party than other
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text OV3 : Do you think of yourself as a little closer to one political party than to the others?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9510.33Missing
inapplicable-8577236.96Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Yes1300519.2431.69
No2647841.4868.31
Total15617100.00
Valid cases9483Missing cases6134
Question RouteIF (OVOTE1=2) Asked if R does not support a particular political party
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for OVOTE1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ovote3Party which would vote for tomorrow
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text OV4 : If there were to be a General Election tomorrow, which political party do you think you would be most likely to support?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative13912.57.7
Labour27024.513.8
Lib Dem, SDP35663.611.2
Scot Nat4104.72.1
Plaid Cymru561.41.2
Green Party680.51.6
Other party753.31.0
Other answer852.31.0
None10228914.745.1
Can't vote112971.95.9
Ulster Unionist12114.72.2
SDLP131561.03.1
Alliance Party1446.3.9
Democratic Unionist15100.62.0
Sinn Fein1645.3.9
Other NI party1716.1.3
Missing or wild-97.0Missing
Inapplicable-8877756.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-265.4Missing
Don't know-113868.9Missing
Valid cases5072Missing cases10545
Question RouteIF (OVOTE1 = 2 AND OVOTE2 = 2) Asked if R does not support or feel closer to one political party rather than another
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for OVOTE1. Coding frame expanded from Wave 7 due to addition of ECHP sample and later addition of regional samples
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ovote4Which political party closest to
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text OV5 : Which one? (Party do you regard yourself as being closer to than the others)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative1208313.324.0
Labour2344522.139.7
Lib Dem /Lib/SDP310937.012.6
Scot Nat43092.03.6
Plaid Cymru51561.01.8
Green Party6104.71.2
Other Party794.61.1
Other answer82.0.0
None1043.3.5
Ulster Unionist123662.34.2
SDLP133011.93.5
Alliance Party1473.5.8
Democratic Unionist154042.64.7
Sinn Fein161881.22.2
Other NI party1726.2.3
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-8653041.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-264.4Missing
Don't know-124.2Missing
Valid cases8687Missing cases6930
Question RouteIF (OVOTE1=1 OR (OVOTE1=2 AND OVOTE2=1)) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for OVOTE1. Coding frame expanded from Wave 7 due to addition of ECHP sample and later addition of regional samples
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ovote5Strength of support for stated party
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text OV6 : Would you call yourself a very strong supporter of (PARTY NAMED AT V5) fairly strong or not very strong?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very strong15553.66.4
Fairly strong2304119.535.3
Not very strong3502132.258.3
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8666142.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Don't know-121.1Missing
Valid cases8617Missing cases7000
Question RouteIF ((OVOTE1=1 OR (OVOTE1=2 AND OVOTE2=1)) AND OVOTE4=1-8) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another and names party
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ovote7Voted in June 2001 general election
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text OV7 : Did you vote in the May 2005 UK general election?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1971662.266.7
No2411326.328.2
Couldn't vote37484.85.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-217.1Missing
Don't know-140.3Missing
Valid cases14577Missing cases1040
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteDue to the proximity of the 1992 General Election, retrospective rather than the usual prospective voting questions were asked at Wave Two. In slightly different form asked again at Wave 5 to test recall of voters with another General Election pending. From Wave 7 it continues to be asked as a retrospective question
Variable OccurrenceW2 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ovote8Party voted for in last general election
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text OV8 : Which political party did you vote for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative1215613.822.9
Labour2325620.834.6
Lib Dem, SLD3173111.118.4
Scot Nat43242.13.4
Plaid Cymru51891.22.0
Green Party692.61.0
Other party7146.91.6
Other answer813.1.1
Ulster Unionist123922.54.2
SDLP133782.44.0
Alliance Party1479.5.8
Democratic Unionist154292.74.6
Sinn Fein162041.32.2
Other NI party1728.2.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8491831.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-2136.9Missing
Don't know-11631.0Missing
Valid cases9417Missing cases6200
Question RouteIF (OVOTE7 = 1) Asked if R voted in 2001 General election
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for OVOTE7.Coding frame expanded from Wave 7 due to addition of ECHP sample and later addition of regional samples.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ovote6Level of interest in politics
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text OV9 : How interested would you say you are in politics? Would you say you are (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very interested110856.97.1
Fairly interested2508632.633.2
Not very interested3507732.533.2
Not at all intereste4405426.026.5
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases15302Missing cases315
Question RouteIF ((OVOTE1=1 OR (OVOTE1=2 AND OVOTE2=1)) AND OVOTE4=1-7 AND OVOTE9=1) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another and names party and would vote for named party if there were a general election tomorrow
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oopcls1Sees self as belonging to social class
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text OV10 : Do you think of yourself as belonging to any particular social class?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1485631.133.2
No2975762.566.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-120.1Missing
Valid cases14613Missing cases1004
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Classification
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W6 W10 W15


oopcls2Subjective social class membership
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text OV11 : (If you had to choose) Which social class would you say you belong to?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Lower working class19.1.1
Working class2630140.347.5
Upper working class365.4.5
Lower middle class42531.61.9
Middle class5503232.237.9
Upper middle class654.3.4
Upper class737.2.3
Other class85743.74.3
No class in particul115633.64.2
Upper working class12146.91.1
Don't believe in cla962361.51.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-262.4Missing
Don't know-113028.3Missing
Valid cases13270Missing cases2347
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Classification
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W6 W10 W15


oopcls3Social class affects opportunities
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text OV12 : In Britain today, how much do you think a person's opportunities are affected by the class into which they are born?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
A great deal1288918.520.5
Quite a lot2639540.945.3
Not very much3388424.927.5
Not at all48625.56.1
Other589.6.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-15143.3Missing
Valid cases14119Missing cases1498
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Classification
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W6 W10 W15


oorgmMember of one of listed organisations
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV13 : Are you currently a member of any of the kinds of organisations on this card (V5)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1775949.753.0
No2687544.047.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteThe results of questions OV13, OV14, and OV15 are summarised in derived variables ONORGM and ONORGA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmaMember of political party
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14A : Are you currently a member of: Political Party
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01438892.198.3
Member polit party12461.61.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (KORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Social and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgaaActive in political party
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15A : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Political Party
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01451592.999.2
Active polit party1118.8.8
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Social and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmbMember of trade union
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14B : Are you currently a member of: Trade Unions
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01261180.886.2
Member trade union1202313.013.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
Trade Unions and Union Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgabActive in trade union
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15B : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Trade Unions
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01420891.097.1
Active trade union14252.72.9
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
Trade Unions and Union Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmcMember of environmental group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14C : Are you currently a member of: Environmental Group
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01428391.597.6
Member envir grp13512.22.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsEnvironmental Issues
Social and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgacActive in environmental group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15C : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Environmental Group
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01445192.598.8
Active envir grp11821.21.2
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsEnvironmental Issues
Social and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmdMember of parents association
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14D : Are you currently a member of: Parents'/School Association
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01421091.097.1
Member parent/schl a14242.72.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgadActive in parents association
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15D : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Parents'/School Association
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01394389.395.3
Active parent/schl a16904.44.7
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmeMember of tenants or residents group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14E : Are you currently a member of: Tenants'/Residents' Group or Neighbourhood Watch
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01405690.096.1
Memb tenants/res grp15783.73.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
Neighbourhood and Residence
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgaeActive in tenants group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15E : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Tenants'/Residents' Group or Neighbourhood Watch
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01428391.597.6
Active tenants/res g13502.22.4
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmfMember of religious group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14F : Are you currently a member of: Religious group or church organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01289682.688.1
Member relig grp1173811.111.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsReligion
Social and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgafActive in religious group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15F : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Religious group or church organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01297683.188.7
Active relig grp1165710.611.3
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsReligion
Social and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmgMember of voluntary service group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14G : Are you currently a member of: Voluntary services group
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01407790.196.2
Member vol svce grp15573.63.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgagActive in voluntary group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15G : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Voluntary services group
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01410090.396.4
Active vol svce grp15333.43.6
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmpMember of pensioners organisation
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14H : Are you currently a member of: Pensioners' Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01437092.098.2
Member pensioner gp12641.71.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee notes for OORGM and OORGMM.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgapActive in pensioners organisation
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15H : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Pensioners' Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01438792.198.3
Active pensioner gp12461.61.7
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee notes for OORGM and OORGMM.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmqMember of Scout/Guides organisation
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14I : Are you currently a member of: Scouts/Guides Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01447492.798.9
Member Scouts/Guides11601.01.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee notes for OORGM and OORGMM.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgaqActive in Scout/Guides organisations
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15I : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Scouts/Guides Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01442392.498.6
Active Scouts/Guides12101.31.4
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee notes for OORGM and OORGMM.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmoMember of professional organisation
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14J : Are you currently a member of: Professional Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01347486.392.1
Member prof assoc111607.47.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee notes for OORGM and OORGMM.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgaoActive in professional organisation
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15J : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Professional Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01416590.796.8
Active prof assoc14683.03.2
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee notes for OORGM and OORGMM.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmhMember of other community group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14K : Are you currently a member of: Other community or civic group
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01433191.897.9
Member other civic g13031.92.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgahActive in other community group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15K : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Other community or civic group
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01432091.797.9
Active other civic g13132.02.1
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmiMember of social group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14L : Are you currently a member of: Social Club/Working men's club
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01347486.392.1
Member social club111607.47.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgaiActive in social group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15L : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Social Club/Working men's club
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01361987.293.1
Active social club110146.56.9
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmjMember of sports club
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14M : Are you currently a member of: Sports Club
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01229178.784.0
Member sports club1234315.016.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgajActive in sports club
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15M : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Sports Club
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01224778.483.7
Active sports club1238615.316.3
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmkMember of womens institute
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14N : Are you currently a member of: Women's Institute/Townswomen's Guild
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01446192.698.8
Member womens inst11731.11.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgakActive in womens institute
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15N : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Women's Institute/Townswomen's Guild
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01445892.698.8
Active womens inst11751.11.2
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgmlMember of womens group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV14O : Are you currently a member of: Women's Group/Feminist Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01451292.999.2
Member womens grp1122.8.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14634Missing cases983
Question RouteIF (OORGM=1) Asked if R is a member of any of the organisations listed
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Membership
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


oorgalActive in womens group
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text OV15O : Do you join in the activities of any of these organisations on a regular basis: Women's Group/Feminist Organisation
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01453293.199.3
Active womens grp1101.6.7
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14633Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (OORGA=1) Asked if R joins in the activities of any of the listed organisations
Index TermsSocial and Interest Group Activity
NoteSee note for OORGM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17