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qprf101Income: NI retirement pension - proxy
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70A : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? NI Retirement (old age) pension
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned049.343.4
NI retir pension164.456.6
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf102Income: pension from prev. empl.-pxy
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70B : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Pension from previous employer(s)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned084.674.3
Pension prev emp229.225.7
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf116Income: invaldty/disablty allowance-pxy
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70C : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Disability Living Allowance
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned076.567.3
Invalidity allow337.232.7
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf131Income: UB and/or income support-proxy
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70D : Please look at this card (84) 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 mentioned0105.792.9
UB and/or IS48.17.1
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf135Income: child benefit
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70F : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Child Benefit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0106.793.8
Child benefit67.06.2
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf137Income: family credit
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70G : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Working Family Tax Credit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0110.797.3
Family credit73.02.7
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf139Income: housing ben/rent rebate-proxy
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70H : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Housing Benefit/Rent Rebate
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0104.792.0
Housing benefit89.18.0
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf125Income: incapacity benefit
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QF70I : Please look as this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Incapacity Benefit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0104.792.0
Incapacity benefit99.18.0
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf141Income: other state benefit
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70J : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Any Other State Benefit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned081.571.7
Other state benefit1032.228.3
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprf143Income: child tax credit
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70K : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Child Tax Credit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0107.794.7
Child tax credit116.05.3
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qprf107Income: pension credit - pxy
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70L : Please look at this card (84) and tell me which if any of the types of income listed (NAME) currently receives? Pension Credit
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0104.792.0
Pension credit129.18.0
Missing or wild-934.2Missing
Inapplicable-81472699.0Missing
Valid cases113Missing cases14760
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 3) if proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qprfirnIncome: none of listed benefits-proxy
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (24)
Question Number and Text QP70NONE : Please look at this card (84) 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-9370.25Missing
inapplicable-81472198.98Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Not mentioned01140.77100.0
Total14873100.00
Valid cases114Missing cases14759
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2 or QIVFIO = 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


qprfitbProxy's personal income, banded
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (25)
Question Number and Text QP71 : Would you please look at this card (87) 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 all08.13.0
Lt 25 pw/lt 1299 pa19.13.4
25-39 pw/1300-209923.01.1
40-59 pw/2100-3099310.13.8
60-79 pw/510-419945.01.9
80-99 pw/4200-5199513.14.9
100-124/5200-6499618.16.8
125-149/6500-7799712.14.5
150-179/7800-9299823.28.7
180-209/9300-10999927.210.2
210-259/11k-134991022.18.3
260-299/13500-159991120.17.5
300-379/16k-199991225.29.4
380-479/20k-249991314.15.3
480+ pw/25k+ pa1456.421.1
Inapplicable-81460898.2Missing
Valid cases265Missing cases14608
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsIncomes
NoteIncludes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag QPRFITBI 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


qivpaProxy questionnaire: informant alone
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (26)
Question Number and Text QPI1A : Who was present during the interview? Informant alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned053.420.3
Informant alone12081.479.7
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81460898.2Missing
Valid cases261Missing cases14612
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 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


qivpbProxy questionnaire: partner alone
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (26)
Question Number and Text QPI1B : Who was present during the interview? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02411.692.3
Partner present120.17.7
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81460898.2Missing
Valid cases261Missing cases14612
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 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


qivpcProxy questionnaire: adult present
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (26)
Question Number and Text QPI1C : Who was present during the interview? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02471.794.6
Other adlts pres114.15.4
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81460898.2Missing
Valid cases261Missing cases14612
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 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


qivpdProxy questionnaire: child present
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (26)
Question Number and Text QPI1D : Who was present during the interview? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02471.794.6
Children present114.15.4
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81460898.2Missing
Valid cases261Missing cases14612
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 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


qivpeProxy questionnaire: supervisor present
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (26)
Question Number and Text QPI1E : Who was present during the interview? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02401.692.0
Supervisor present121.18.0
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81460898.2Missing
Valid cases261Missing cases14612
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 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


qthrpopRespondent is HRP or spouse/partner - Tel
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (2)
Question Number and Text QTH1A : IC: Is this person the HRP or their spouse/partner?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16104.189.3
No273.510.7
Inapplicable-81392593.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases683Missing cases14190
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qthhrpwHRP or spouse done HHQ in prev wave -Tel
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (2)
Question Number and Text QTHIB : IC: Has the HRP or their spouse/partner answered the household questions in a previous interview?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1137.922.5
No24733.277.5
Inapplicable-81399894.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases610Missing cases14263
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qtelqlyGained qualification since last Sept
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (9)
Question Number and Text QT1 : Since September 1st 2006 have you gained any recognised academic, vocational, technical or professional qualifications, including school exams?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes153.47.9
No26144.192.1
Inapplicable-81394193.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases667Missing cases14206
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3 AND QIVSTAT2 = 1) if telephone interview and has ever been interviewed before.
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qtlhqlyHighest qualification obtained
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (9)
Question Number and Text QT2 : Please tell me the highest qualification you obtained since September 1st 2006?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.01Missing
inapplicable-81455597.86Missing
proxy and/or phone-72651.78Missing
refused-210.01Missing
University first degree170.0513.73
University higher degree220.013.92
Other higher academic qual310.011.96
gcse410.011.96
A level/AS level530.025.88
GNVQ/GSVQ620.013.92
Clerical1310.011.96
Guilds1410.011.96
ONC/OND/BTEC1510.011.96
HNC/HND/BTEC1620.013.92
NVQ/SVQ - level 1/21740.037.84
NVQ/SVQ - level 3/41860.0411.76
Scottish National qualification1910.011.96
Other technical or professional20190.1337.25
Total14873100.00
Valid cases51Missing cases14822
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3 AND AND QIVSTAT2 = 1 AND QTELQLY = 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


qtelqalHas listed qualification
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (12)
Question Number and Text QT3 : Do you have any recognised academic, vocational, technical or professional qualifications, including school exams?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes115.193.8
No21.06.3
Inapplicable-81459298.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases16Missing cases14857
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3 AND QIVSTAT2 = 0 OR 2 OR 3) if telephone interview and has never been interviewed before.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qtelhtqQualification
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (13)
Question Number and Text QT4 : Can you tell me the highest qualification you have?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
University first deg12.013.3
University higher de21.06.7
GCSE66.040.0
GNVQ/GSVQ101.06.7
Standard grades122.013.3
Clerical201.06.7
NVQ/SVQ - level 3/4251.06.7
Other technical or p301.06.7
Inapplicable-81459398.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases15Missing cases14858
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3 AND AND QIVSTAT2 = 0 OR 2 OR 3 QTELQAL = 1) if telephone interview and has never been interviewed before and has recognised qualifications.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qtrpenReceives any pension - Telephone
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (50)
Question Number and Text QT9A : 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 %
Yes11771.225.9
No25063.474.1
Inapplicable-81392593.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases683Missing cases14190
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qtrben1Receives a disability benefit -Telephone
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (50)
Question Number and Text QT9C : 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 %
Yes161.48.9
No26224.291.1
Inapplicable-81392593.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases683Missing cases14190
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qtrben2Receives other benefit - Telephone
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (50)
Question Number and Text QT9E : 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 %
Yes11771.225.9
No25063.474.1
Inapplicable-81392593.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases683Missing cases14190
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


qtropayReceives other payment - Telephone
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (50)
Question Number and Text QT9G : 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 %
Yes125.23.7
No26584.496.3
Inapplicable-81392593.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-72651.8Missing
Valid cases683Missing cases14190
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview IF (QIVFIO = 3) if telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW15 W16 W17 W18


pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text QEG3 : Office Code
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
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 TypeQINDRESP
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qiviolwinterview outcome at last wave
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text QEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11334189.791.4
Eligible but not int28645.85.9
Youth int32952.02.0
Adult in non-int hho588.6.6
Retired rejoiner616.1.1
Inapplicable-82691.8Missing
Valid cases14604Missing cases269
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhhmemHousehold membership
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Enum member resident11450297.597.5
Enum member absent210.1.1
Enum membr -rejoiner576.5.5
New entrant -residen62691.81.8
Retired rejoiner816.1.1
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteCopied variable from Record Type QINDALL. Approximate equivalent to AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qnewhyNew entrants - why living in HH
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01451297.697.6
Marriage/cohabitatio21761.21.2
Return from uni/coll39.1.1
Never left52.0.0
Moved in with parent6102.7.7
Shared accomodation761.4.4
Other811.1.1
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Relationship between Household Members
NoteCopied variable from Record Type QINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qnemnjnNew entrants - month joined HH
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9290.19Missing
Current resident01451497.5997.78
January1180.120.12
February2120.080.08
March3290.190.2
April4180.120.12
May5210.140.14
June6320.220.22
July7270.180.18
August8480.320.32
September9560.380.38
October10360.240.24
November11200.130.13
December12130.090.09
Total14873100.00
Valid cases14844Missing cases29
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type QINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qneyrjn4New entrants - year joined HH
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9240.16Missing
Original member01451497.5997.74
2006530.360.36
20072811.891.89
200810.010.01
Total14873100.00
Valid cases14849Missing cases24
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied variable from Record Type QINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qivfioIndividual interview outcome
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text QEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11392593.693.6
Proxy interview22651.81.8
Telephone intvw36834.64.6
Valid cases14873Missing 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


qiodcDocument check
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ind and self comp11339190.090.0
Ind only (no self co25343.63.6
Proxy32651.81.8
Telephone Interview46834.64.6
Valid cases14873Missing 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


qmemorigSample Origin
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1830855.955.9
Wales new sample5221514.914.9
Scotland new sample6196813.213.2
N.I. new sample7238216.016.0
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhgr2rRelationship to reference person
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text QHG2 : Relationship to reference person
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person1787352.952.9
Lawful spouse2382225.725.7
Live-in partner37995.45.4
Natural child4184212.412.4
Adopted child516.1.1
Foster child64.0.0
Step-child787.6.6
Partner's child833.2.2
Daughter/son-in-law951.3.3
Natural bro/sister1058.4.4
Other bro/sister115.0.0
Bro/sister-in-law1211.1.1
Natural parent1355.4.4
Other parent142.0.0
Mother/father-in-law1525.2.2
Any grand parent162.0.0
Any grand child1739.3.3
Any cousin183.0.0
Any aunt or uncle192.0.0
Any nephew208.1.1
Any other relative213.0.0
Employee221.0.0
Lodger or boarder2321.1.1
Unrelated sharer24105.7.7
Other306.0.0
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type QINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhgsexSex - HH grid
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text QHG3 : Sex
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1674845.445.4
Female2812554.654.6
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type QINDALL
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhgbmMonth of birth - HH grid
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text QHG4M : Date of birth. Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.01Missing
January112428.358.35
February211757.907.9
March313549.109.1
April412558.448.44
May512958.718.71
June612328.288.28
July712208.208.2
August812978.728.72
September912468.388.38
October1012128.158.15
November1111307.607.6
December1212148.168.16
Total14873100.00
Valid cases14872Missing cases1
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type QINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhgbyYear of birth - HH grid
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text QHG4Y : Date of birth. Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1960.2518.9219071991
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.01Missing
[Value >= 0]1487299.99100.0
Total14873100.00
Valid cases14872Missing cases1
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type QINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qmastatMarital status
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text QHG8 : Marital Status
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-960.04Missing
Child under 160340.230.23
Married1772651.9551.97
Living as couple2179012.0412.04
Widowed310847.297.29
Divorced48235.535.54
Separated52301.551.55
Never married6316621.2921.3
Civil partnership7140.090.09
Total14873100.00
Valid cases14867Missing cases6
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsMarital Status
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type QINDALL. 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


qhgspnPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text QHG9 : Spouse/partner number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH0540036.336.3
1449830.230.2
2448030.130.1
32681.81.8
41511.01.0
548.3.3
616.1.1
76.0.0
83.0.0
101.0.0
111.0.0
141.0.0
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type QINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhgempIn paid employment - HH grid
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text QHG10 : Qaid employ
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9530.36Missing
Under 16 years0340.230.23
Yes1895760.2260.44
No2582939.1939.33
Total14873100.00
Valid cases14820Missing cases53
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


qhgfnoPNO of father
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text QHG11 : Father number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH01359091.491.4
19526.46.4
22861.91.9
326.2.2
411.1.1
55.0.0
63.0.0
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type QINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhgmnoPNO of mother
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text QHG12 : Oother number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH01292886.986.9
18856.06.0
29856.66.6
348.3.3
414.1.1
59.1.1
61.0.0
82.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type QINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhgraResponsible adult
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text QHG13 : Responsible adult
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
16 years or over01483999.899.8
111.1.1
223.2.2
Valid cases14873Missing 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


qageAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
46.5118.9215100
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given114872100.0100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases14872Missing cases1
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for QAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qage12Age at 1.12.2006
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
46.6718.9215100
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given114872100.0100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases14872Missing 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 1.12.2007 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 QAGEI (on Record Type QINDALL), 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


qbutypeBenefit unit type
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651381625.725.7
Couple,1 ch,M lt 652157810.610.6
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653177511.911.9
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6547204.84.8
Couple,man 65 to 74511858.08.0
Couple,man 75+66914.64.6
F lone parent,lt 6075974.04.0
M lone parent,lt 65840.3.3
Single woman,lt 2093712.52.5
Single woman,20-39105904.04.0
Single woman,40-59114423.03.0
Single woman,60-74124993.43.4
Single woman,75+135763.93.9
Single man,lt 30148946.06.0
Single man,30-54155733.93.9
Single man,55-64161601.11.1
Single man,65+173662.52.5
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QHGSEX QMASTAT QAGE QHGEST QHGSPN QHGFNO QHGMNO QBUNO on Record QINDALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also QBUNO) 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


qbunoBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11283886.386.3
26794.64.6
39156.26.2
43292.22.2
580.5.5
621.1.1
75.0.0
84.0.0
91.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO QHGSPN QHGFNO QHGMNO QHGRA QAGE QHGEMP QDEPCHL QHGR2R on Record QINDALL. Uses QHHSIZE on Record QHHRESP. Uses QREL QOPNO on Record QEGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also QBUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of QBUNO 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 QPNO of responsible adult QBUNO 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


qnchildNumber of own children in household
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01079572.672.6
1178212.012.0
2166811.211.2
34993.43.4
493.6.6
527.2.2
65.0.0
72.0.0
82.0.0
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QPNO QHGSEX QAGE on Record QINDALL. Uses QOPNO QREL on Record QEGOALT.
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


qhohConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1769351.751.7
Not head2718048.348.3
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QHSOWND QHSOWR1 QHSOWR2 QRENTP1 QRENTP2 on Record QHHRESP. Uses QAGE QHGSEX on Record QINDALL.
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


qrach16Whether responsible adult for child
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1241416.216.3
No21241583.583.7
Inapplicable-844.3Missing
Valid cases14829Missing cases44
Question RouteUses QAGE QHGRA QIVFIO on Record QINDALL.
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


qsampstSample membership status
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM1661644.4844.48
W1 non-cont/enum2420.280.28
Birth - OSM3220.150.15
PSM: parent of OSM47735.205.2
TSM514379.669.66
Scot/Wales/NI new sample8571438.4238.42
SW W9 non-cont/enum92691.811.81
Total14873100.00
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QFINLOC QIVFIO PID on Record QINDSAMP. Uses QSTAT 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 QINDSAMP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qmovestIndividual mover status
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11330589.589.5
Mover within GB212568.48.4
Mover back to GB48.1.1
Mover - location unk53.0.0
New entrant this wav82691.81.8
Mover status unknown1030.2.2
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Valid cases14871Missing cases2
Question RouteUses QFINLOC QIVFIO PID QSAMPST QLVLOC on Record QINDSAMP. Uses QHHMOVE QIVFHO on Record QHHSAMP.
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


qregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11991.31.3
Outer London24563.13.1
R. of South East3164911.111.1
South West48245.55.6
East Anglia54403.03.0
East Midlands67405.05.0
West Midlands Conurb72781.91.9
R. of West Midlands84723.23.2
Greater Manchester93102.12.1
Merseyside101901.31.3
R. of North West114092.72.8
South Yorkshire122411.61.6
West Yorkshire132751.81.9
Humber143022.02.0
Wear151671.11.1
R. of North163362.32.3
Wales17261017.517.6
Scotland18255317.217.3
Northern Ireland19234415.815.8
Missing or wild-978.5Missing
Valid cases14795Missing cases78
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


qhhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1216714.614.6
2505534.034.0
3290219.519.5
4302420.320.3
511587.87.8
63512.42.4
7131.9.9
836.2.2
925.2.2
104.0.0
115.0.0
135.0.0
1410.1.1
Valid cases14873Missing 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


qhhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly19816.66.6
Single Elderly211868.08.0
Couple No Children3439929.629.6
Couple: dep children4442929.829.8
Couple: non-dep chil5196913.213.2
Lone par: dep childr67194.84.8
Lone par: non-dep ch76824.64.6
2+ Unrelated adults81961.31.3
Other Households93122.12.1
Valid cases14873Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QHHSIZE QNKIDS QNCOUPLE QNONEPAR QNPENS on Record QHHRESP. Uses QAGE QHGSEX QMASTAT QHGSPN QDEPCHL on Record QINDALL. Uses QOPNO QREL on Record QEGOALT.
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


qtenureHousing tenure
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1464031.231.4
Owned with Mortgage2660944.444.8
Local Authority rent3157110.610.6
Housing Assoc. rente46444.34.4
Rented from Employer585.6.6
Rented private unfur67304.94.9
Rented private furni74242.92.9
Other rented855.4.4
Missing or wild-9115.8Missing
Valid cases14758Missing cases115
Question RouteUses QMGHAVE QRENTLL QRENTF QHSOWND on Record QHHRESP.
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


qqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14282.93.1
First Degree2159310.711.7
Teaching QF33132.12.3
Other Higher QF4356824.026.1
Nursing QF51441.01.1
GCE A Levels6176311.912.9
GCE O Levels or Equi7229115.416.8
Commercial QF, No O83002.02.2
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G94032.72.9
Apprenticeship102321.61.7
Other QF1181.5.6
No QF12243316.417.8
Still At School No Q13114.8.8
Missing or wild-92621.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-79486.4Missing
Valid cases13663Missing cases1210
Question RouteUses QSCNOW QFENOW QSCHOOL QSCEND QQFHAS QQFA QQFB QQFC QQFD QQFE QQFF QQFG QQFH QQFI QQFJ QQFK QQFL QQFM QQFN QQFED QQFEDA QQFEDB QQFEDC QQFEDD QQFEDE QQFEDF QQFEDG QQFEDH QQFEDI QQFEDJ QQFEDK QQFEDL QQFEDM QQFEDN QQFEDO QQFEDP QQFEDQ QQFEDR QQFEDS QQFX QQFXC QQFXD QQFXE QQFXF QQFXG QQFXH QQFXI QQFXJ QQFXK QQFXL QQFXM QQFXN QQFEDX QQFEDXA QQFEDXB QQFEDXD QQFEDXE QQFEDXF QQFEDXG QQFEDXH QQFEDXI PID QIVLYR QIVIEVR on Record QINDRESP. 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


qqfvocHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0889659.865.0
Yes1479132.235.0
Missing or wild-92381.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-79486.4Missing
Valid cases13687Missing cases1186
Question RouteUses QQFEDHI QQFB QQFC QQFD QQFE QQFF QQFG QQFH QQFI QQFXC QQFXD QQFXE QQFXF QQFXG QQFXH QQFXI on Record QINDRESP. 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


qqfachiHighest academic qualification
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14282.93.1
1st Degree2159910.811.6
HND,HNC,Teaching39566.47.0
A Level4280118.820.4
O Level5354723.825.8
CSE66884.65.0
None of These7373025.127.1
Missing or wild-91741.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79506.4Missing
Valid cases13749Missing cases1124
Question RouteUses QQFA QQFB QQFC QQFD QQFE QQFF QQFG QQFH QQFI QQFJ QQFK QQFL QQFM QQFN QQFED QQFEDA QQFEDB QQFEDC QQFEDD QQFEDE QQFEDF QQFEDG QQFEDH QQFEDI QQFEDJ QQFEDK QQFEDL QQFEDM QQFEDN QQFEDO QQFEDP QQFEDQ QQFEDR QQFEDS QQFEDHI QQFXC QQFXD QQFXE QQFXF QQFXG QQFXH QQFXI QQFXJ QQFXK QQFXL QQFXM QQFXN QQFEDX QQFEDXA QQFEDXB QQFEDXD QQFEDXE QQFEDXF QQFEDXG QQFEDXH QQFEDXI on Record QINDRESP. 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


qjbftEmployed full time
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1669345.075.8
Part time: lt 30 hrs2213714.424.2
Missing or wild-92251.5Missing
Inapplicable-8581839.1Missing
Valid cases8830Missing cases6043
Question RouteUses QJBHAS QJBOFF QJBSEMP QJBHRS QJBOT QJSHRS on Record QINDRESP.
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


qpaygGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1709.311340.382.6825000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00697146.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.004543.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00650043.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009486.4Missing
Valid cases6971Missing cases7902
Question RouteUses QPAYGW QPAYGL QPAYNW QPAYNL QSPJB QMLSTAT QSEX QJBPENM QJBPEN QIVLYR on Record QINDRESP. 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 (QPAYGL) 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


qpaynNet rate of pay per month: last payment
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1263.54865.322.6815416.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00697146.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.004543.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00650043.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009486.4Missing
Valid cases6971Missing cases7902
Question RouteUses QIVFIO QPAYGW QPAYGL QPAYNW QSEX QMLSTAT QJBPENM QSPJB QAGE QJBPEN PID QIVLYR on Record QINDRESP. 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 after tax and other deductions in current main job (QPAYNL) to a monthly amount. if net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, then net pay is estimated from gross 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


qpayguUsual gross pay per month: current job
Record TypeQINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1678.981296.522.6825000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00742549.9100.0
Inapplicable-8.00650043.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009486.4Missing
Valid cases7425Missing cases7448
Question RouteUses QIVFIO QHGSPN QJBPENM QPAYUSL QPAYG QPAYUG QPAYU QPAYUW QPAYN QMLSTAT QSEX QSPJB QJBSEMP QAGE QJBPEN PID QIVLYR on Record QINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. if last gross payment was the "usual", this is used. if last gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, and this was given as "usual", the gross pay was estimated from net pay, in the light of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. if last payment was not the "usual", "usual payment" was given gross, this was used. if "usual payment" was net, this was converted as above at QPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable QPAYGUI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
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