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ppnoperson number
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1140443.243.2
2100230.830.8
350315.515.5
42447.57.5
5692.12.1
619.6.6
76.2.2
86.2.2
Valid cases3253Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text PJ13 : Can you look at this card (45) please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you did next?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye139312.112.1
Empl self/diff emply2164150.450.6
Unemp/job seeking348014.814.8
Retd from pd emplymt41263.93.9
On maternity leave5321.01.0
Looking after family61304.04.0
F-t education71324.14.1
Lng trm sick/disabld8571.81.8
On govt trng scheme926.8.8
Something else102297.07.1
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Not answered-13.1Missing
Valid cases3246Missing cases7
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Question Number and Text And on what date did you stop doing that and start your next job or other activity? Day
Valid cases763Missing cases2490
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Question Number and Text And on what date did you stop doing that and start your next job or other activity? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January1682.16.8
February2381.23.8
March3702.27.0
April4712.27.1
May5752.37.5
June61033.210.3
July71083.310.8
August81414.314.1
September91785.517.8
October10601.86.0
November11371.13.7
December12511.65.1
Inapplicable-8225169.2Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases1000Missing cases2253
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Question Number and Text And on what date did you stop doing that and start your next job or other activity? Year
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
2005812.58.1
200691428.191.3
20076.2.6
Inapplicable-8225169.2Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1001Missing cases2252
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhcjsemployment status not ended
Record TypePJOBHSTD
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not ended1225169.2100.0
Inapplicable-8100230.8Missing
Valid cases2251Missing cases1002
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhck1check employment history status
Record TypePJOBHSTD
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Prev employment150415.515.5
Prev non-employment249815.315.3
Current status3224769.169.2
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Valid cases3249Missing cases4
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhck2check j28 required?
Record TypePJOBHSTD
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
J28 required145814.120.4
End job history2178955.079.6
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8100230.8Missing
Valid cases2247Missing cases1006
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text PJ14 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J13). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases450Missing cases2803
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text PJ14 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J13). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases487Missing cases2766
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text PJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee132610.065.5
Part time employee21484.529.7
Self-employed324.74.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8275384.6Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases498Missing cases2755
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text PJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12.18.3
No222.791.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8322899.2Missing
Valid cases24Missing cases3229
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND PJHSEMP = 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and was self-employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text PJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (46) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy139812.284.0
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt210.32.1
Loc Gvt/twn hall328.95.9
NHS/higher educ412.42.5
Natlised indtry52.1.4
Non-profit orgs.69.31.9
Armed forces71.0.2
Other814.43.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8277885.4Missing
Valid cases474Missing cases2779
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND PJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text PJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager1461.49.7
Foreman/superv226.85.5
Not mngr/superv340212.484.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8277885.4Missing
Valid cases474Missing cases2779
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND PJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text PJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases499Missing cases2754
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text PJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 2124.74.8
3 - 92942.918.9
10 - 2431073.321.5
25 - 494802.516.1
50 - 995521.610.4
100 - 1996411.38.2
200 - 4997361.17.2
500 - 999822.74.4
1000 or more929.95.8
DK/under 251013.42.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8275384.6Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases498Missing cases2755
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhpaylpay at 1.9.2005: previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text PJ24 : Please think back to September 1st 2005 or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3365.058697.28369000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated141212.7100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8275384.6Missing
Refused-216.5Missing
Don't know-1712.2Missing
Valid cases412Missing cases2841
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2005 prev. job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text PJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.002066.354.6
2.0010.32.7
3.002.1.5
4.0014.43.7
4.33832.622.0
5.001.0.3
6.001.0.3
10.001.0.3
52.00591.815.6
Missing or wild-9.004.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00284087.3Missing
Per hour-4.00321.0Missing
Valid cases377Missing cases2876
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND PJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and this spell is a job and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2005 prev. job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text PJ26 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there no deductions at all usually made from your pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions12066.350.4
After deductions21544.737.7
No deductions3491.512.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8284087.3Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases409Missing cases2844
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND PJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and this spell is a job and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text PJ27 : Would you look at this card (47) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted119.63.8
Left for better job21715.334.3
Made redundant328.95.6
Dismissed or sacked416.53.2
Temporary job ended51043.220.8
Took retirement62.1.4
Stopped health reas713.42.6
Left to have baby84.1.8
Children/home care93.1.6
Care of other person101.0.2
Moved area1111.32.2
Started college/univ1226.85.2
Other reason131013.120.2
Missing or wild-96.2Missing
Inapplicable-8274884.5Missing
Valid cases499Missing cases2754
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text PJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11454.535.8
Promot prospects2361.18.9
More responsibl35.21.2
Job security419.64.7
More interes job528.96.9
Specific type work6391.29.6
Be own boss78.22.0
Grter initiative83.1.7
Less commuting914.43.5
Less hours101.0.2
More flex hrs1129.97.2
To use skills1310.32.5
Less dmandng wrk145.21.2
Prefer this job158.22.0
New job better165.21.2
Other96501.512.3
Missing or wild-9511.6Missing
Inapplicable-8279786.0Missing
Valid cases405Missing cases2848
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3 AND PJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND PJHCJS = 1) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005 and this spell is R's current job
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


phidhousehold identification number
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases3253Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1224769.169.1
272522.322.3
31925.95.9
4581.81.8
519.6.6
66.2.2
74.1.1
81.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases3253Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (PCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2005
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypePJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text PEG3
Valid cases3253Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee PJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypePJOBHSTD
Valid cases3253Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypePJOBHSTD
Valid cases450Missing cases2803
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pjhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypePJOBHSTD
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
612.16253.570925
Valid cases487Missing cases2766
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18