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oprf131Income: UB and/or income support-proxy
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70D : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Job Seekers Allowance (Unemployment) and/or Income Support
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0107.789.9
UB and/or IS412.110.1
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprf135Income: child benefit
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70F : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Child Benefit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0110.792.4
Child benefit69.17.6
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprf137Income: family credit
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70G : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Working Family Tax Credit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0113.795.0
Family credit76.05.0
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprf139Income: housing ben/rent rebate-proxy
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70H : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Housing Benefit/Rent Rebate
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0109.791.6
Housing benefit810.18.4
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Housing: Allowances/Rebates
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprf125Income: incapacity benefit
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OF70I : Please look as this card (P15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Incapacity Benefit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned098.682.4
Incapacity benefit921.117.6
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprf141Income: other state benefit
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70J : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Any Other State Benefit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned088.673.9
Other state benefit1031.226.1
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprf143Income: child tax credit
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70K : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Child Tax Credit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0117.798.3
Child tax credit112.01.7
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprf107Income: pension credit - pxy
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70L : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Pension Credit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0114.795.8
Pension credit125.04.2
Missing or wild-945.3Missing
Inapplicable-81545398.9Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases15498
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprfirnIncome: none of listed benefits-proxy
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text OP70NONE : Please look at this card (p15) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? None/Don't know/Refused
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9530.34Missing
inapplicable-81542698.78Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Not mentioned01370.88100.0
Total15617100.00
Valid cases137Missing cases15480
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2 or OIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsFinancial Management: Allowances
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oprfitbProxy's personal income, banded
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text OP71 : Would you please look at this card (p16) 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 %
No income at all017.15.5
Lt 25 pw/lt 1299 pa14.01.3
25-39 pw/1300-209927.02.3
40-59 pw/2100-309939.12.9
60-79 pw/510-4199411.13.5
80-99 pw/4200-519958.12.6
100-124/5200-6499618.15.8
125-149/6500-7799726.28.4
150-179/7800-9299830.29.7
180-209/9300-10999926.28.4
210-259/11k-134991021.16.8
260-299/13500-159991132.210.3
300-379/16k-199991223.17.4
380-479/20k-249991327.28.7
480+ pw/25k+ pa1451.316.5
Inapplicable-81530798.0Missing
Valid cases310Missing cases15307
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsIncomes
NoteIncludes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag OPRFITBI takes missing value code of original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivpaProxy questionnaire: informant alone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (25)
Question Number and Text OPI1A : Who was present during the interview? Informant alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned046.315.3
Informant alone12541.684.7
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81530798.0Missing
Valid cases300Missing cases15317
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivpbProxy questionnaire: partner alone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (25)
Question Number and Text OPI1B : Who was present during the interview? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02831.894.3
Partner present117.15.7
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81530798.0Missing
Valid cases300Missing cases15317
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivpcProxy questionnaire: adult present
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (25)
Question Number and Text OPI1C : Who was present during the interview? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02921.997.3
Other adlts pres18.12.7
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81530798.0Missing
Valid cases300Missing cases15317
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivpdProxy questionnaire: child present
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (25)
Question Number and Text OPI1D : Who was present during the interview? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02881.896.0
Children present112.14.0
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81530798.0Missing
Valid cases300Missing cases15317
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivpeProxy questionnaire: supervisor present
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (25)
Question Number and Text OPI1E : Who was present during the interview? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02891.996.3
Supervisor present111.13.7
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81530798.0Missing
Valid cases300Missing cases15317
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


othrpopRespondent is HRP or spouse/partner - Tel
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (4)
Question Number and Text OTH1A : IC: Is this person the HRP or their spouse/partner?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15933.888.2
No279.511.8
Inapplicable-81463593.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases672Missing cases14945
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


othhrpwHRP or spouse done HHQ in prev wave -Tel
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (4)
Question Number and Text OTHIB : IC: Has the HRP or their spouse/partner answered the household questions in a previous interview?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11511.025.5
No24422.874.5
Inapplicable-81471494.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases593Missing cases15024
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otelqlyGained qualification since last Sept
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (11)
Question Number and Text OTD14 : Since September 1st 2004 have you gained any recognised academic, vocational, technical or professional qualifications, including school exams?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes121.13.4
No25903.896.6
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-81469194.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases611Missing cases15006
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3 AND OIVSTAT2 = 1) if telephone interview and has ever been interviewed before.
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otlhqlyHighest qualification obtained
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (12)
Question Number and Text OTD15 : Please tell me the highest qualification you obtained since September 1st 2004?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
University first deg13.015.0
Other higher academi31.05.0
A level/AS level54.020.0
ONC/OND/BTEC152.010.0
HNC/HND/BTEC161.05.0
NVQ/SVQ - level 1/2173.015.0
Scottish National qu191.05.0
Other technical or p205.025.0
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-81528197.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases20Missing cases15597
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3 AND AND OIVSTAT2 = 1 AND OTELQLY = 1) if telephone interview and has ever been interviewed before and has gained a recognised qualification since 1st Sept last year.
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otelqalHas listed qualification
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (14)
Question Number and Text OTD22 : Do you have any recognised academic, vocational, technical or professional qualifications, including school exams?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes147.388.7
No26.011.3
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-81525197.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases53Missing cases15564
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3 AND OIVSTAT2 = 0 OR 2 OR 3) if telephone interview and has never been interviewed before.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otelhtqQualification
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (14)
Question Number and Text OTD23 : Can you tell me the highest qualification you have?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
University first deg11.02.4
GCSE619.146.3
O level71.02.4
GNVQ/GSVQ102.04.9
Standard grades122.04.9
Higher grade132.04.9
Advanced higher141.02.4
Other school exam172.04.9
Clerical201.02.4
Guilds213.07.3
ONC/OND/BTEC222.04.9
HNC/HND/BTEC231.02.4
NVQ/SVQ - level 3/4251.02.4
Scottish national qu291.02.4
Other technical or p302.04.9
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-81525797.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-26.0Missing
Valid cases41Missing cases15576
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3 AND AND OIVSTAT2 = 0 OR 2 OR 3 OTELQAL = 1) if telephone interview and has never been interviewed before and has recognised qualifications.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otrpenReceives any pension - Telephone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (37)
Question Number and Text OTF1A : Can you tell me if you are currently receiving any type of pension income, including the state pension, any occupational pension, annuities, widow's pension or pension credit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1133.919.8
No25383.480.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81463593.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases671Missing cases14946
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otrben1Receives a disability benefit -Telephone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (37)
Question Number and Text OTF1C : Are you currently receiving any type of disability payment including disability allowance, incapacity benefit, attendance allowance or any other invalid or disability payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes152.37.7
No26194.092.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81463593.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases671Missing cases14946
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otrben2Receives other benefit - Telephone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (38)
Question Number and Text OTF1E : Are you currently receiving any other type of benefit payment including income support, Job Seekers Allowance, child benefit, Working Tax Credit, maternity allowance, child tax credit, housing benefit, rent rebate or council tax benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11861.227.7
No24853.172.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81463593.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases671Missing cases14946
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otropayReceives other payment - Telephone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (38)
Question Number and Text OTF1G : Do you currently receive any other type of payments such as an educational grant, trade union payment, maintenance or alimony, payment from a family member not living here, rent from boarders or rent from any other properties, foster allowance or any other type of regular payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes129.24.3
No26394.195.7
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81463593.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases668Missing cases14949
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


otiv2Problems during interview - Telephone
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (47)
Question Number and Text OTI2 : Were there any problems during the interview?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes183.512.4
No25873.887.6
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-81463593.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases670Missing cases14947
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW15


pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text OEG3 : Office Code
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeOINDRESP
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oiviolwinterview outcome at last wave
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text OEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11377388.290.4
Eligible but not int210216.56.7
Youth int32921.91.9
Adult in non-int hho5128.8.8
Retired rejoiner624.2.2
Inapplicable-83792.4Missing
Valid cases15238Missing cases379
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohhmemHousehold membership
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Orig member resident11511996.896.8
Orig member absent220.1.1
Enum membr -rejoiner575.5.5
New entrant -residen63792.42.4
Retired rejoiner824.2.2
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteCopied variable from Record Type OINDALL. Approximate equivalent to AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


onewhyNew entrants - why living in HH
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01513996.997.0
New baby11.0.0
Marriage/cohabitatio21901.21.2
Return from uni/coll38.1.1
Never left57.0.0
Moved in with parent6123.8.8
Shared accomodation7120.8.8
Other822.1.1
Don't know-17.0Missing
Valid cases15610Missing cases7
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Relationship between Household Members
NoteCopied variable from Record Type OINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


onemnjnNew entrants - month joined HH
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9210.13Missing
Current resident01515197.0297.15
January1230.150.15
February2240.150.15
March3280.180.18
April4270.170.17
May5250.160.16
June6400.260.26
July7430.280.28
August8650.420.42
September9750.480.48
October10440.280.28
November11220.140.14
December12290.190.19
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15596Missing cases21
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type OINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oneyrjn4New entrants - year joined HH
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9210.13Missing
Original member01515197.0297.15
200010.010.01
200360.040.04
2004860.550.55
20053502.242.24
200620.010.01
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15596Missing cases21
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied variable from Record Type OINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivfioIndividual interview outcome
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text OEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11463593.793.7
Proxy interview23102.02.0
Telephone intvw36724.34.3
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteImportant variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxy and telephone interviews have been merged with that from respondents. Proxy and telephone respondents, however, have zero Respondent weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oiodcDocument check
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ind and self comp11428791.591.5
Ind only (no self co23482.22.2
Proxy33102.02.0
Telephone Interview46724.34.3
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


omemorigSample Origin
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1852954.654.6
Wales new sample5230714.814.8
Scotland new sample6214413.713.7
N.I. new sample7263716.916.9
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgr2rRelationship to reference person
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text OHG2 : Relationship to reference person
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person1826752.952.9
Lawful spouse2400925.725.7
Live-in partner38405.45.4
Natural child4189412.112.1
Adopted child520.1.1
Foster child65.0.0
Step-child787.6.6
Partner's child821.1.1
Daughter/son-in-law947.3.3
Natural bro/sister1050.3.3
Other bro/sister118.1.1
Bro/sister-in-law126.0.0
Natural parent1365.4.4
Mother/father-in-law1523.1.1
Any grand parent161.0.0
Any grand child1758.4.4
Any cousin181.0.0
Any aunt or uncle192.0.0
Any nephew207.0.0
Employee221.0.0
Lodger or boarder2331.2.2
Unrelated sharer241671.11.1
Other307.0.0
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type OINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgsexSex - HH grid
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text OHG3 : Sex
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1712045.645.6
Female2849754.454.4
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type OINDALL
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgbmMonth of birth - HH grid
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text OHG4M : Date of birth. Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.02Missing
January113198.458.45
February212327.897.89
March313818.848.84
April413168.438.43
May513568.688.68
June612968.308.3
July712798.198.19
August813668.758.75
September913028.348.34
October1012538.028.02
November1112337.907.9
December1212818.208.2
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15614Missing cases3
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type OINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgbyYear of birth - HH grid
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text OHG4Y : Date of birth. Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1958.8318.7019061990
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.01Missing
[Value >= 0]1561699.99100.0
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15616Missing cases1
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type OINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


omastatMarital status
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text OHG8 : Marital Status
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-950.03Missing
Child under 160500.320.32
Married1809951.8651.88
Living as couple2183611.7611.76
Widowed311527.387.38
Divorced48585.495.5
Separated52781.781.78
Never married6333921.3821.39
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15612Missing cases5
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsMarital Status
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type OINDALL. The Wave One data have been recoded for compatibility with following waves.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgspnPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text OHG9 : Spouse/partner number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH0572736.736.7
1473330.330.3
2469430.130.1
32491.61.6
4144.9.9
553.3.3
613.1.1
72.0.0
81.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type OINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgempIn paid employment - HH grid
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text OHG10 : Paid employ
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9140.09Missing
Under 16 years0500.320.32
Yes1940160.2060.25
No2615239.3939.43
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15603Missing cases14
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSimpler but equivalent to AHGEST in Wave One.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgfnoPNO of father
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text OHG11 : Father number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH01427091.491.4
110116.56.5
22861.81.8
327.2.2
415.1.1
56.0.0
62.0.0
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type OINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgmnoPNO of mother
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text OHG12 : Oother number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH01362187.287.2
18465.45.4
210556.86.8
360.4.4
422.1.1
510.1.1
62.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type OINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohgraResponsible adult
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text OHG13 : Responsible adult
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
16 years or over01556799.799.7
126.2.2
224.2.2
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Child Care
Children
NoteDetermines which adult is asked questions regarding children. Records person number.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oageAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
45.9318.701599
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given115616100.0100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases15616Missing cases1
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note below for OAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oage12Age at 1.12.2004
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
46.0918.701599
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given115616100.0100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases15616Missing cases1
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 1.12.2005 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 OAGEI (on Record Type OINDALL), for individual level derived variables, takes the value 1 if the variable was imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


obutypeBenefit unit type
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651403125.825.8
Couple,1 ch,M lt 652169110.810.8
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653183711.811.8
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6547795.05.0
Couple,man 65 to 74511777.57.5
Couple,man 75+66534.24.2
F lone parent,lt 6076604.24.2
M lone parent,lt 65857.4.4
Single woman,lt 2093632.32.3
Single woman,20-39106714.34.3
Single woman,40-59114592.92.9
Single woman,60-74125133.33.3
Single woman,75+135873.83.8
Single man,lt 301410016.46.4
Single man,30-54156023.93.9
Single man,55-64161721.11.1
Single man,65+173632.32.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases15616Missing cases1
Question RouteUses OHGSEX OMASTAT OAGE OHGEST OHGSPN OHGFNO OHGMNO OBUNO on Record OINDALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also OBUNO) 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


obunoBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11343086.086.0
27264.64.6
39586.16.1
43722.42.4
595.6.6
629.2.2
75.0.0
81.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO OHGSPN OHGFNO OHGMNO OHGRA OAGE OHGEMP ODEPCHL OHGR2R on Record OINDALL. Uses OHHSIZE on Record OHHRESP. Uses OREL OOPNO on Record OEGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also OBUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of OBUNO 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 OPNO of responsible adult OBUNO 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


onchildNumber of own children in household
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01122671.971.9
1187712.012.0
2183111.711.7
35273.43.4
4120.8.8
526.2.2
63.0.0
77.0.0
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteUses OPNO OHGSEX OAGE on Record OINDALL. Uses OOPNO OREL on Record OEGOALT.
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


ohohConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1810551.951.9
Not head2751248.148.1
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteUses OHSOWND OHSOWR1 OHSOWR2 ORENTP1 ORENTP2 on Record OHHRESP. Uses OAGE OHGSEX on Record OINDALL.
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


orach16Whether responsible adult for child
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1259516.616.7
No21296083.083.3
Inapplicable-862.4Missing
Valid cases15555Missing cases62
Question RouteUses OAGE OHGRA OIVFIO on Record OINDALL.
Index TermsChild Care
Children
Relationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


osampstSample membership status
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM1689144.1244.12
W1 non-cont/enum2400.260.26
PSM: parent of OSM46494.164.16
TSM515099.669.66
Scot/Wales/NI new sample8623839.9439.94
SW W9 non-cont/enum92901.861.86
Total15617100.00
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteUses OFINLOC OIVFIO PID on Record OINDSAMP. Uses OSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
Relationship between Household Members
NoteDistinguishes between OSMs, new PSMs and TSMs. See Vol. A for a discussion of these terms. Copied variable from Record Type OINDSAMP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


omovestIndividual mover status
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11401389.789.7
Mover within GB211967.77.7
Mover back to GB413.1.1
Mover - location unk51.0.0
New entrant this wav83792.42.4
Mover status unknown1015.1.1
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteUses OFINLOC OIVFIO PID OSAMPST OLVLOC on Record OINDSAMP. Uses OHHMOVE OIVFHO on Record OHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved location since last Wave. Inapplicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12271.51.5
Outer London24582.92.9
R. of South East3170310.910.9
South West48625.55.5
East Anglia54282.72.7
East Midlands67454.84.8
West Midlands Conurb72911.91.9
R. of West Midlands84853.13.1
Greater Manchester93462.22.2
Merseyside102031.31.3
R. of North West114132.62.6
South Yorkshire122591.71.7
West Yorkshire132811.81.8
Humber142991.91.9
Wear151741.11.1
R. of North163342.12.1
Wales17269517.317.3
Scotland18275517.617.7
Northern Ireland19263616.916.9
Missing or wild-923.1Missing
Valid cases15594Missing cases23
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
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


ohhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1225314.414.4
2528133.833.8
3302719.419.4
4314120.120.1
513118.48.4
64052.62.6
7123.8.8
837.2.2
914.1.1
105.0.0
119.1.1
137.0.0
144.0.0
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteCalculated by summing the number of individuals per household.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly110626.86.8
Single Elderly211917.67.6
Couple No Children3459529.429.4
Couple: dep children4470630.130.1
Couple: non-dep chil5200312.812.8
Lone par: dep childr68225.35.3
Lone par: non-dep ch76584.24.2
2+ Unrelated adults82951.91.9
Other Households92851.81.8
Valid cases15617Missing cases0
Question RouteUses OHHSIZE ONKIDS ONCOUPLE ONONEPAR ONPENS on Record OHHRESP. Uses OAGE OHGSEX OMASTAT OHGSPN ODEPCHL on Record OINDALL. Uses OOPNO OREL on Record OEGOALT.
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


otenureHousing tenure
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1470030.130.3
Owned with Mortgage2714745.846.1
Local Authority rent3169510.910.9
Housing Assoc. rente46534.24.2
Rented from Employer599.6.6
Rented private unfur66974.54.5
Rented private furni74542.92.9
Other rented854.3.3
Missing or wild-9118.8Missing
Valid cases15499Missing cases118
Question RouteUses OMGHAVE ORENTLL ORENTF OHSOWND on Record OHHRESP.
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


oqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14252.73.0
First Degree2159710.211.2
Teaching QF33392.22.4
Other Higher QF4343222.024.0
Nursing QF51611.01.1
GCE A Levels6181111.612.6
GCE O Levels or Equi7251716.117.6
Commercial QF, No O83312.12.3
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G94212.72.9
Apprenticeship102571.61.8
Other QF11102.7.7
No QF12278717.819.5
Still At School No Q13138.91.0
Missing or wild-93172.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14318Missing cases1299
Question RouteUses OSCNOW OFENOW OSCHOOL OSCEND OQFHAS OQFA OQFB OQFC OQFD OQFE OQFF OQFG OQFH OQFI OQFJ OQFK OQFL OQFM OQFN OQFED OQFEDA OQFEDB OQFEDC OQFEDD OQFEDE OQFEDF OQFEDG OQFEDH OQFEDI OQFEDJ OQFEDK OQFEDL OQFEDM OQFEDN OQFEDO OQFEDP OQFEDQ OQFEDR OQFEDS OQFX OQFXC OQFXD OQFXE OQFXF OQFXG OQFXH OQFXI OQFXJ OQFXK OQFXL OQFXM OQFXN OQFEDX OQFEDXA OQFEDXB OQFEDXD OQFEDXE OQFEDXF OQFEDXG OQFEDXH OQFEDXI PID OIVLYR OIVIEVR on Record OINDRESP. Uses wQFEDHI on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oqfvocHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0928659.564.7
Yes1506832.535.3
Missing or wild-92811.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14354Missing cases1263
Question RouteUses OQFEDHI OQFB OQFC OQFD OQFE OQFF OQFG OQFH OQFI OQFXC OQFXD OQFXE OQFXF OQFXG OQFXH OQFXI on Record OINDRESP. Uses wQFVOC on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oqfachiHighest academic qualification
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14252.72.9
1st Degree2160310.311.1
HND,HNC,Teaching39956.46.9
A Level4282518.119.6
O Level5371323.825.8
CSE67004.54.9
None of These7414826.628.8
Missing or wild-92211.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-79876.3Missing
Valid cases14409Missing cases1208
Question RouteUses OQFA OQFB OQFC OQFD OQFE OQFF OQFG OQFH OQFI OQFJ OQFK OQFL OQFM OQFN OQFED OQFEDA OQFEDB OQFEDC OQFEDD OQFEDE OQFEDF OQFEDG OQFEDH OQFEDI OQFEDJ OQFEDK OQFEDL OQFEDM OQFEDN OQFEDO OQFEDP OQFEDQ OQFEDR OQFEDS OQFEDHI OQFXC OQFXD OQFXE OQFXF OQFXG OQFXH OQFXI OQFXJ OQFXK OQFXL OQFXM OQFXN OQFEDX OQFEDXA OQFEDXB OQFEDXD OQFEDXE OQFEDXF OQFEDXG OQFEDXH OQFEDXI on Record OINDRESP. Uses wQFACHI on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbftEmployed full time
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1706045.276.2
Part time: lt 30 hrs2221014.223.8
Missing or wild-92271.5Missing
Inapplicable-8612039.2Missing
Valid cases9270Missing cases6347
Question RouteUses OJBHAS OJBOFF OJBSEMP OJBHRS OJBOT OJSHRS on Record OINDRESP.
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


opaygGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1584.111212.1421.6727020.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00738447.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.004142.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009826.3Missing
Valid cases7384Missing cases8233
Question RouteUses OPAYGW OPAYGL OPAYNW OPAYNL OSPJB OMLSTAT OSEX OJBPENM OJBPEN OIVLYR on Record OINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job (OPAYGL) to monthly amount. if gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, then gross pay is estimated from net pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18