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opaytypSalaried or hourly paid
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text OE31 : How is your pay calculated, in particular are you salaried or paid by the hour?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9100.06Missing
inapplicable-8683743.78Missing
proxy and/or phone-79826.29Missing
refused-280.05Missing
Salaried1425827.2754.73
Basic salary + comm.21050.671.35
Hourly pay3328021.0042.16
Other41370.881.76
Total15617100.00
Valid cases7780Missing cases7837
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oovtpayAdditional pay for extra hours
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text OE32 : If you were to work more hours than usual during some week, would you receive additional pay for these extra hours of work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes114129.031.6
No2298419.166.7
Other375.51.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81011764.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-146.3Missing
Valid cases4471Missing cases11146
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OPAYTYP = 1, 2 OR 4) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and is not paid hourly
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oextrateExtra pay hourly rate
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text OE33 : About how much would you be paid per hour for those extra hours?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
12.497.812110
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.007955.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.001322284.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009826.3Missing
No set amount-3.00146.9Missing
Refused-2.0048.3Missing
Don't know-1.004232.7Missing
Valid cases795Missing cases14822
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OPAYTYP = 1, 2 OR 4 AND OOVTPAY =1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and is not paid hourly and would receive additional pay if worked extra hours
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oextrestEstimated amount for extra hours worked
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text OE33 : About how much would you be paid per hour for those extra hours?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Exact amount given13222.140.7
Estimated amount giv24703.059.3
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81383988.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases792Missing cases14825
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OPAYTYP = 1, 2 OR 4 AND OOVTPAY =1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and is not paid hourly and would receive additional pay if worked extra hours
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


obasrateBasic pay hourly rate
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text OE34 : What is your hourly rate of pay for your basic hours of work?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
6.702.64127
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00291318.7100.0
Inapplicable-8.001135572.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009826.3Missing
No set amount-3.0049.3Missing
Refused-2.0069.4Missing
Don't know-1.002491.6Missing
Valid cases2913Missing cases12704
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OPAYTYP = 3) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and is paid hourly
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


obasrestEstimated amount - hourly basic pay rate
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text OE34 : What is your hourly rate of pay for your basic hours of work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Exact amount given1217313.974.6
Estimated amount giv27384.725.4
Inapplicable-81172275.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases2911Missing cases12706
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OPAYTYP = 3) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and is paid hourly
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oovtrateOvertime pay: hourly rated
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text OE35 : What is your hourly rate of pay for overtime?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
8.594.851.01100
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0015489.9100.0
Inapplicable-8.001142473.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009826.3Missing
No set amount-4.0011307.2Missing
No paid overtime-3.001781.1Missing
Don't know-1.003552.3Missing
Valid cases1548Missing cases14069
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OPAYTYP = 3 AND OBASRATE GE -1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and is paid hourly and did not refuse to give hourly rate of pay for basics hours of work
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oovtrestEstimated amount - hourly overtime rate
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text OE35 : What is your hourly rate of pay for overtime?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Exact amount given110366.667.0
Estimated amount giv25103.333.0
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-81308783.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases1546Missing cases14071
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OPAYTYP = 3 AND OBASRATE GE -1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and is paid hourly and did not refuse to give hourly rate of pay for basics hours of work
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbperfpPay includes performance related pay
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text OE39 : Does your pay include performance related pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9340.22Missing
inapplicable-8714145.73Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
Yes110536.7412.95
No2707945.3387.05
Total15617100.00
Valid cases8132Missing cases7485
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbonusPay includes bonuses or profit share
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text OE40 : In the last 12 months have you received any bonuses such as a Christmas or quarterly bonus, profit-related pay or profit sharing bonus, or an occasional commission?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9170.11Missing
inapplicable-8714145.73Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Yes1212413.6026.07
No2602438.5773.93
Total15617100.00
Valid cases8148Missing cases7469
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteIncludes any extra payments, incl. performance bonuses and sales commissions, but not overtime. From Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year. Excludes shares and payments in kind.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbonamAmount of bonus
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text OE41 : What was the total amount of bonus you received over the last twelve months?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2480.619936.641210000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1186311.9100.0
Inapplicable-81260980.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-249.3Missing
Don't know-1114.7Missing
Valid cases1863Missing cases13754
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBONUS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and has received a bonus in past twelve months.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for OJBONUS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbongBonus payment: Gross or Nett
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text OE42 : Was this/these amount(s) before tax or after tax?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before tax113178.472.5
After tax24993.227.5
Inapplicable-81277281.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-147.3Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases13801
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBONUS = 1 AND OJBONAM GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and has received a bonus in past twelve months and has Given total amount.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for OJBONUS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbrisePay includes annual increments
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text OE43 : Some people can normally expect their pay to rise every year by moving to the next point on the scale, as well as receiving negotiated pay rises. Are you paid on this type of incremental scale?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1360023.147.8
No2393525.252.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-12621.7Missing
Valid cases7535Missing cases8082
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteFrom Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


otujbplUnion or staff association at workplace
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text OE44 : Is there a trade union, or a similar body such as a staff association, recognised by your management for negotiating pay or conditions for the people doing your sort of job in your workplace?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1390225.049.9
No2391625.150.1
Inapplicable-8714145.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Don't know-13482.2Missing
Valid cases7818Missing cases7799
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee.
Index TermsTrade Unions and Union Membership
NoteIncludes "in-house" staff associations, but excludes employers' organisations (e.g. National Farmers' Union). From Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


otuin1Member of workplace union
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text OE45 : Are you a member of this trade union/association?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-950.03Missing
inapplicable-81140573.03Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
Yes1234615.0260.2
No215519.9339.8
Total15617100.00
Valid cases3897Missing cases11720
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OTUJBPL = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and there is a trade union or equivalent in workplace
Index TermsTrade Unions and Union Membership
NoteFrom Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojboppsPromotion opportunities in current job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text OE46 : In your current job do you have opportunities for promotion?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1388424.950.4
No2382024.549.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-193.6Missing
Valid cases7704Missing cases7913
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee.
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
NoteFrom Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbpenPension: employer runs a pension scheme
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text OE47 : Does your present employer run a pension scheme or superannuation scheme for which you are eligible?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1560935.970.9
No2230214.729.1
Inapplicable-8714145.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12541.6Missing
Valid cases7911Missing cases7706
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee.
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
NoteFrom Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbpenmPension: member of employers scheme
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text OE48 : Do you belong to your employer's pension scheme?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1401925.771.8
No2157910.128.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8969862.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Don't know-110.1Missing
Valid cases5598Missing cases10019
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBPEN = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and employer runs a pension or superannuation scheme for which R is eligible
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
NoteFrom Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbpeny4Year resp. join this scheme
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text OE49 : When did you first join this scheme?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1994.929.2019612006
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1378724.2100.0
Inapplicable-81080269.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-146.3Missing
Valid cases3787Missing cases11830
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBPEN = 1 AND OJBPENM = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and employer runs a pension or superannuation scheme of which R is a member.
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
NoteThis question was previously asked in the finance section of the interview.
Variable OccurrenceW15


openmcnContributions made to emplyer's pension scheme
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text OE50 : Which of the statements on this card (f5) best describes the contibutions made by you to this employers scheme?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Deducted from pay1329621.186.7
Pay something21611.04.2
Non-contributory33452.29.1
Inapplicable-81080269.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-131.2Missing
Valid cases3802Missing cases11815
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBPEN = 1 AND OJBPENM = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and employer runs a pension or superannuation scheme of which R is a member.
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
Financial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for OJBPENY4.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W15


openmpyPercentage of pay/salary made
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text OE51 : What percentage of your pay or salary do you contribute to this scheme?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
5.792.70019.50
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.0.1
Amount stated1.00212213.699.9
Missing or wild-9.0012.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001117871.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009826.3Missing
Don't know-1.0013218.5Missing
Valid cases2124Missing cases13493
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBPEN = 1 AND OJBPENM = 1 AND OPENMCN = 1 OR 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and employer runs a pension or superannuation scheme of which R is a member and contributes to.
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
Financial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for OJBPENY4.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W15


openmtpFinal pension calculated
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text OE52 : There are two main ways in which your pension entitlement can be worked out in an employers pension scheme. Which of the statements on this card (f6) best describes how your pension will be calculated?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Final salary1221514.269.9
Return on invest29065.828.6
Combination348.31.5
Missing or wild-93292.1Missing
Inapplicable-81080269.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-13352.1Missing
Valid cases3169Missing cases12448
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBPEN = 1 AND OJBPENM = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and employer runs a pension or superannuation scheme of which R is a member.
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
Financial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for OJBPENY4.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W15


ospinhhWhether living with spouse or partner
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text OE53 : Interviewer check: Is respondent living with spouse/partner?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1922859.163.1
No2540734.636.9
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases14635Missing cases982
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteAn important variable which determines route through questionnaire; although this check is made several times during course of interview, it is included only once as a variable on the database.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


openspbPartner receive benefits under occup pension scheme
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text OE54 : Can I check, will your husband/wife/partner receive benefits under this occupational pension scheme if they outlive you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1199512.887.8
No22761.812.2
Missing or wild-93232.1Missing
Inapplicable-81171175.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-13302.1Missing
Valid cases2271Missing cases13346
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBPEN = 1 AND OJBPENM = 1 AND OSPINHH = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and employer runs a pension or superannuation scheme of which R is a member, and R lives with spouse/partner.
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
Financial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for OJBPENY4.
Variable OccurrenceW15


ojbtimeTimes of day usually work
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE55 : Which of the categories on this card (E4) best describes the times of day you usually work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mornings only13542.34.9
Afternoons only285.51.2
During the day3557435.777.8
Evenings only42021.32.8
At night51631.02.3
Both lunch/eves667.4.9
Other times/day714.1.2
Rotating shifts831.2.4
Varies/no pattern910.1.1
Daytime and evenings105803.78.1
Other1185.51.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8714145.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-23532.3Missing
Don't know-16474.1Missing
Valid cases7165Missing cases8452
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee.
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
NoteFrom Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year. New category (11) coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5 and formalised into the question from Wave 6.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhraWork arrangement: flexitime
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). Flexitime (flexible working hours)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0659542.285.0
Yes111637.415.0
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhrbWork arrangement: annualised hours
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). Annualised hours contract
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0703545.090.7
Yes17234.69.3
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhrcWork arrangement: term time only
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). Term time working
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0736347.194.9
Yes13952.55.1
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhrdWork arrangement: job share
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). Job sharing
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0768449.299.0
Yes174.51.0
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhreWork arrangement: nine day fortnight
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). A nine-day fortnight
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0773049.599.6
Yes128.2.4
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhrfWork arrangement: 4 1/2 day week
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). A four-and-a-half day week
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0766749.198.8
Yes191.61.2
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhrgWork arrangement: zero hours contract
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). Zero hours contract
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0774249.699.8
Yes116.1.2
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbwkhrhWork arrangement: none of these
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text OE56A : Some people have special working hours arrangements that vary daily or weekly. In your (main) job is your agreed working arrangement any of those listed on the card (E4). None of these
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0242915.631.3
Yes1532934.168.7
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7758Missing cases7859
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbbgdDay started current job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)(56)
Question Number and Text OE58D,OE63D : What was the date you started working in your present position? If you have been promoted or changed grades, please give me the date of that change. Otherwise please give me the date when you started doing the job you are doing now for your present employer. Day
Valid cases5092Missing cases10525
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteThis refers to job recorded in OJBSOC. Length of job spell is found in derived variables OCJSTEN and OCJSWK9.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbbgmMonth started current job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)(56)
Question Number and Text OE58M,OE63M : What was the date you started working in your present position? If you have been promoted or changed grades, please give me the date of that change. Otherwise please give me the date when you started doing the job you are doing now for your present employer. Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January16133.98.4
February24362.85.9
March35003.26.8
April46594.29.0
May55133.37.0
June66514.28.9
July75903.88.0
August87745.010.5
September911817.616.1
October106464.18.8
November114993.26.8
December122761.83.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-14582.9Missing
Valid cases7338Missing cases8279
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 ) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSee note for OJBBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbbgy4Year started current job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)(56)
Question Number and Text OE58Y,OE63Y : What was the date you started working in your present position? If you have been promoted or changed grades, please give me the date of that change. Otherwise please give me the date when you started doing the job you are doing now for your present employer. Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2000.386.2219572006
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1778049.8100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-115.1Missing
Valid cases7780Missing cases7837
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 ) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSee note for OJBBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojbbglyStarted job after 1.9.2004
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)(56)
Question Number and Text OE59,OE64 : Interviewer check: Is date at E52 September 1st 2004 or before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.09.2004 or before1545935.070.1
After 01.09.20042233014.929.9
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8683743.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases7789Missing cases7828
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 ) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSee note for OJBBGD. This is a key routing variable which between Wave 2 and 4 filtered those whose job has not changed away from most of this section. Wave 5 and after used to determine who is asked starting pay in present job.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opaysStarting pay: job start after 1.9.2004
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)(57)
Question Number and Text OE60,OE68 : How much were you usually paid when you started working in your present position?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
5435.449575.55352000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated16404.1100.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81229678.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Same as now-3159710.2Missing
Refused-226.2Missing
Don't know-163.4Missing
Valid cases640Missing cases14977
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.2004
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for OPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opayswStarting pay period (weeks): current job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)(58)
Question Number and Text OE61OC,OE68OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
15.4821.650.4052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.005913.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.0013.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001398289.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009826.3Missing
One off payment-4.0048.3Missing
Period uncodeable-3.001.0Missing
Valid cases591Missing cases15026
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBBGLY = 2 AND OPAYS GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.2004 and usual pay when R started present position is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for OPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opaysgStarting pay gross or net: current job
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)(58)
Question Number and Text OE62,OE70 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there usually no deductions made at all from your salary?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions13692.457.7
After deductions21941.230.3
No deductions377.512.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81398289.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases640Missing cases14977
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OJBBGLY = 2 AND OPAYS GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.2004 and usual pay when R started present position is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for OPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opaylyUsual pay at 1.9.2004
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text OE65 : Thinking back to September 1st 2004, at that time how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
5484.919868.62446500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1142.9100.0
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-81434091.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Same as now-391.6Missing
Refused-213.1Missing
Don't know-144.3Missing
Valid cases142Missing cases15475
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OIVLYR = 2 AND OJBBGLY = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and was not interviewed last year and started present position on or before 1.9.2004
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for OPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opaylywUsual pay at 1.9.2004: pay period (weeks)
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text OE66OC : And what period did that cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.0044.332.4
2.001.0.7
4.008.15.9
4.3350.336.8
52.0033.224.3
Missing or wild-9.005.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.001448892.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009826.3Missing
Per hour-4.006.0Missing
Valid cases136Missing cases15481
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OIVLYR = 2 AND OJBBGLY = 1 AND OPAYLY GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and was not interviewed last year and started present position on or before 1.9.2004 and usual pay at 1.9.2004 is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for OPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opaylygUsual pay at 1.9.2004: gross/net deduction
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text OE67 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there usually no deductions at all made from your salary?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions171.550.4
After deductions258.441.1
No deductions312.18.5
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-81448892.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases141Missing cases15476
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 1 AND OIVLYR = 2 AND OJBBGLY = 1 AND OPAYLY GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and was not interviewed last year and started present position on or before 1.9.2004 and usual pay at 1.9.2004 is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsbossS/emp: hires employees
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text OE79 : First of all, do you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-920.01Missing
inapplicable-81442592.37Missing
Yes, has employees13041.9525.55
No, no employees28865.6774.45
Total15617100.00
Valid cases1190Missing cases14427
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self- employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSelf-employed covers people who do not receive wage or salary from employer.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojssizeS/emp: number of employees
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text OE80 : How many people do you employ?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 21135.944.4
3 - 92105.734.5
10 - 24336.211.8
25 - 49412.13.9
50 - 9957.02.3
100 - 19965.01.6
1000 or more92.0.7
DK/under 25102.0.7
Inapplicable-81531398.1Missing
Valid cases304Missing cases15313
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSBOSS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and has employees
Index TermsEmployment: Workplace and Size of Firm
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteCovers anyone directly employed by R, to whom R pays wages and is responsible for NI and tax. Excludes consultants, partners. Excludes R as employee.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojshrsS/emp: hours normally worked per week
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text OE81 : How many hours in total do you usually work a week in your job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
41.2017.43299
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated110536.7100.0
Inapplicable-81416590.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73782.4Missing
Don't know-121.1Missing
Valid cases1053Missing cases14564
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self- employed
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Self-Employment
Time Use
NoteWhether job is full-time or part-time is given in derived variable OJBFT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojshrlkS/emp: preference over hours worked
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text OE82 : Thinking about the hours you work, assuming that you would earn the same amount per hour as at present would you prefer to.....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Work fewer hours13692.434.8
Work more hours286.68.1
Contin same hrs36053.957.1
Inapplicable-81356186.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Don't know-114.1Missing
Valid cases1060Missing cases14557
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self- employed
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Self-Employment
Time Use
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojstimeTimes of day usually work
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text OE83 : Which of the categories on this card (E6) best describes the times of day you usually work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mornings only119.12.6
Afternoons only210.11.4
During the day35173.370.4
Evenings only415.12.0
At night57.01.0
Both lunch/eves610.11.4
Daytime and evenings10147.920.0
Other119.11.2
Missing or wild-91991.3Missing
Inapplicable-81356186.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-2137.9Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases734Missing cases14883
Question RouteIF (LJBHAS = 1 OR (LJBHAS = 2 AND LJBOFF = 1) AND LJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self- employed
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Self-Employment
Time Use
NoteNew category (11) coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5 and formalised into the question from Wave 6.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojstypebS/emp: nature of employment
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text OE84 : Please look at this card (E6) and tell me which of these best describes your employment situation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Own business/practis12551.622.3
Partner in business/21631.014.3
Working for self35193.345.4
Sub-contractor486.67.5
Freelance574.56.5
Other645.33.9
Inapplicable-81416590.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Valid cases1142Missing cases14475
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self- employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteThis variable replaces wJSTYPE (W1-W6) and gives more detail.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsaccsS/emp: draws up profit/loss accounts
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text OE85 : In this job/business are annual business accounts prepared for the Inland Revenue for tax purposes?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9100.06Missing
inapplicable-81356186.83Missing
proxy and/or phone-79826.29Missing
refused-220.01Missing
Yes18655.5481.45
No21130.7210.64
Not yet but will be3840.547.91
Total15617100.00
Valid cases1062Missing cases14555
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self- employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteFrom Wave 7 the question wording has been refined and answer categories extended. Forms part of a revised block of questions to measure more accurately self-employed earnings.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojspartS/emp: Own account or partnership
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text OE86 : Are you working on your own account or are you in partnership with someone else?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.05Missing
inapplicable-81377088.17Missing
proxy and/or phone-79826.29Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Own account (sole owner)16624.2477.34
In partnership21941.2422.66
Total15617100.00
Valid cases856Missing cases14761
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS. Important filter question to determine route through this section.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsprbmS/emp: date accounts began: month
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE87BM,OE92BM : What is the most recent period for which accounts have been prepared for the Inland Revenue? Month began
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January151.36.3
February224.23.0
March338.24.7
April44723.058.3
May555.46.8
June618.12.2
July729.23.6
August826.23.2
September933.24.1
October1024.23.0
November1120.12.5
December1219.12.3
Missing or wild-921.1Missing
Inapplicable-81375888.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-213.1Missing
Don't know-134.2Missing
Valid cases809Missing cases14808
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsprby4S/emp: date accounts began: year
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE87BY,OE92BY : What is the most recent period for which accounts have been prepared for the Inland Revenue? Year began
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19932.0.2
19981.0.1
20001.0.1
200212.11.5
20032031.325.0
20045473.567.4
200546.35.7
Missing or wild-921.1Missing
Inapplicable-81375888.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-214.1Missing
Don't know-130.2Missing
Valid cases812Missing cases14805
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojspremS/emp: date accounts ended: month
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE87EM,OE92EM : What is the most recent period for which accounts have been prepared for the Inland Revenue? Month ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January129.23.7
February214.11.8
March31621.020.4
April43712.446.7
May532.24.0
June621.12.6
July727.23.4
August820.12.5
September938.24.8
October1021.12.6
November1114.11.8
December1245.35.7
Missing or wild-921.1Missing
Inapplicable-81375888.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-214.1Missing
Don't know-148.3Missing
Valid cases794Missing cases14823
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsprey4S/emp: date accounts ended: year
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE87EY,OE92EY : What is the most recent period for which accounts have been prepared for the Inland Revenue? Year ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19941.0.1
19981.0.1
20021.0.1
200318.12.3
20042291.528.7
20055463.568.4
20062.0.3
Missing or wild-921.1Missing
Inapplicable-81375888.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-214.1Missing
Don't know-144.3Missing
Valid cases798Missing cases14819
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsprfS/emp: net profit in last yearly account
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE88,OE93 : What was the amount of your share of the profit or loss figure shown on these accounts for this period?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
19745.0524723.810200000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Nothing or loss064.414.2
Amount stated13862.585.8
Missing or wild-921.1Missing
Inapplicable-81375888.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Refused-2148.9Missing
Don't know-12581.7Missing
Valid cases450Missing cases15167
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteIncludes amounts put back into business.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsprlsSole accounts: Whether profit/loss
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE89,OE94 : Does this figure refer to profit or loss?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Profit/earnings13722.496.4
Loss214.13.6
Missing or wild-933.2Missing
Inapplicable-81421691.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-79826.3Missing
Valid cases386Missing cases15231
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1 AND OJSPRF GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes and has indicated a profit or loss
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsprtxSole accounts: whether before tax
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE90,OE95 : Can I just check, is that (profit or loss) figure before deduction of income tax?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9370.24Missing
inapplicable-81423091.12Missing
proxy and/or phone-79826.29Missing
Yes (before tax)12601.6670.65
No (after tax)21080.6929.35
Total15617100.00
Valid cases368Missing cases15249
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1 AND OJSPRF GE 0 AND OJSPRLS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes and has indicated a profit
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsprniSole accounts: whether before NI
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)(62)
Question Number and Text OE91,OE96 : And is that figure before deduction of National Insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9420.27Missing
inapplicable-81423091.12Missing
proxy and/or phone-79826.29Missing
Yes (before NI)12301.4763.36
No (after NI)21330.8536.64
Total15617100.00
Valid cases363Missing cases15254
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS = 1 AND OJSPRF GE 0 AND OJSPRLS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are prepared for tax purposes and has indicated a profit
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojspayuAverage income from job/business
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text OE97 : On average, what was your WEEKLY or MONTHLY income from this job/business over the last 12 months?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
22537480.39075000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9720.46Missing
inapplicable-81503096.24Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
refused-2230.15Missing
[Value >= 0]1821.17100.0
Total15617100.00
Valid cases182Missing cases15435
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS GE 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are not prepared for tax purposes
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojspaywJob/business income: pay period (weeks)
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text OE98 : Was that weekly or monthly income?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
6.3713.66152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.001761.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.0020.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001511096.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.003102.0Missing
Don't know-1.001.0Missing
Valid cases176Missing cases15441
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS GE 2 AND OJSPAYU GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are not prepared for tax purposes and has indicated average weekly or monthly income
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojspytxJob/business income: whether before tax
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text OE99 : Can I just check, is that figure before deduction of income tax?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9220.14Missing
inapplicable-81511096.75Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
Yes (before tax)11120.7264.0
No (after tax)2630.4036.0
Total15617100.00
Valid cases175Missing cases15442
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS GE 2 AND OJSPAYU GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are not prepared for tax purposes and has indicated average weekly or monthly income
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojspyniJob/business income: whether before NI
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text OE100 : And is that figure before deduction of National Insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9230.15Missing
inapplicable-81511096.75Missing
proxy and/or phone-73101.99Missing
Yes (before NI)11110.7163.79
No (after NI)2630.4036.21
Total15617100.00
Valid cases174Missing cases15443
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2 AND OJSACCS GE 2 AND OJSPAYU GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are not prepared for tax purposes and has indicated average weekly or monthly income
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for OJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ojsplS/emp: work location
Record TypeOINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text OE101 : Where do you mainly work? Is it...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
At home11561.013.7
From own home23112.027.3
Sep business prems33041.926.7
From van or stall429.22.5
Client/custmrs prems52721.723.9
Some other place667.45.9
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-81416590.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-73102.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases1139Missing cases14478
Question RouteIF (OJBHAS = 1 OR (OJBHAS = 2 AND OJBOFF = 1) AND OJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self- employed
Index TermsEmployment: Workplace and Size of Firm
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteWorking at home = does major part of work there. Working from home = uses home as base but travels out to do work.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18