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qpnoperson number
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1139943.243.2
2101031.231.2
351515.915.9
42367.37.3
5541.71.7
615.5.5
75.2.2
81.0.0
91.0.0
102.1.1
113.1.1
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text QJ13 : Can you look at this card (44) please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you did next?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye142513.113.1
Empl self/diff emply2173653.653.6
Unemp/job seeking340312.412.5
Retd from pd emplymt41263.93.9
On maternity leave527.8.8
Looking after family61193.73.7
F-t education71294.04.0
Lng trm sick/disabld8561.71.7
On govt trng scheme920.6.6
Something else101956.06.0
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Not answered-13.1Missing
Valid cases3236Missing cases5
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhcjsstatus is current job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
Question Number and Text Can I just check, is this your current job/activity?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1246576.176.1
No277623.923.9
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases581Missing cases2660
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January1451.45.9
February2421.35.5
March3481.56.3
April4561.77.3
May5551.77.2
June6682.18.9
July7872.711.4
August81083.314.2
September91364.217.8
October10692.19.1
November1125.83.3
December1223.73.0
Missing or wild-97.2Missing
Inapplicable-8246576.1Missing
Don't know-17.2Missing
Valid cases762Missing cases2479
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
2006461.46.0
200771522.193.0
20088.21.0
Missing or wild-97.2Missing
Inapplicable-8246576.1Missing
Valid cases769Missing cases2472
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhck1check employment history status
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Prev employment136711.311.3
Prev non-employment240212.412.4
Current status3247076.276.3
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Valid cases3239Missing cases2
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhck2check j28 required?
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
J28 required155017.022.3
End job history2192059.277.7
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Inapplicable-876923.7Missing
Valid cases2470Missing cases771
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text QJ14 : 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 cases320Missing cases2921
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text QJ14 : 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 cases345Missing cases2896
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text QJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee12497.769.9
Part time employee2922.825.8
Self-employed315.54.2
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8288188.9Missing
Valid cases356Missing cases2885
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text QJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No215.5100.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8322299.4Missing
Valid cases15Missing cases3226
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND QJHSEMP = 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and was self-employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text QJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (45) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy12868.883.9
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt23.1.9
Loc Gvt/twn hall319.65.6
NHS/higher educ416.54.7
Natlised indtry54.11.2
Non-profit orgs.63.1.9
Armed forces74.11.2
Other86.21.8
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8289689.4Missing
Valid cases341Missing cases2900
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND QJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text QJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager128.98.2
Foreman/superv216.54.7
Not mngr/superv32979.287.1
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8289689.4Missing
Valid cases341Missing cases2900
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND QJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text QJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases356Missing cases2885
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text QJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 2118.65.1
3 - 92682.119.1
10 - 243852.623.9
25 - 494551.715.4
50 - 99527.87.6
100 - 199618.65.1
200 - 499729.98.1
500 - 999820.65.6
1000 or more928.97.9
DK/under 25108.22.2
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8288188.9Missing
Valid cases356Missing cases2885
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhpaylpay at 1.9.2006: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text QJ24 : Qlease think back to September 1st 2006 or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2841.388225.96446000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated13109.6100.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8288188.9Missing
Refused-29.3Missing
Don't know-1371.1Missing
Valid cases310Missing cases2931
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2006 prev. job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text QJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.001775.561.2
2.0010.33.5
3.001.0.3
4.006.22.1
4.33652.022.5
6.001.0.3
52.0029.910.0
Missing or wild-9.004.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00292790.3Missing
Per hour-4.0021.6Missing
Valid cases289Missing cases2952
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND QJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and this spell is a job and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2006 prev. job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text QJ26 : 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 deductions11354.243.7
After deductions21334.143.0
No deductions3411.313.3
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8292790.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases309Missing cases2932
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND QJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and this spell is a job and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text QJ27 : Would you look at this card (46) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted16.21.7
Left for better job21063.329.8
Made redundant318.65.1
Dismissed or sacked421.65.9
Temporary job ended5792.422.2
Took retirement62.1.6
Stopped health reas713.43.7
Left to have baby84.11.1
Children/home care98.22.2
Care of other person101.0.3
Moved area1113.43.7
Started college/univ1216.54.5
Other reason13692.119.4
Missing or wild-915.5Missing
Inapplicable-8287088.6Missing
Valid cases356Missing cases2885
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text QJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11655.136.5
Promot prospects2321.07.1
More responsibl34.1.9
Job security418.64.0
More interes job530.96.6
Specific type work6421.39.3
Be own boss75.21.1
Grter initiative83.1.7
Less commuting917.53.8
Less hours105.21.1
More flex hrs1125.85.5
To use skills1312.42.7
Less dmandng wrk144.1.9
Prefer this job1510.32.2
New job better1610.32.2
Other96702.215.5
Missing or wild-9842.6Missing
Inapplicable-8270483.4Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases452Missing cases2789
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3 AND QJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND QJHCJS = 1) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006 and this spell is R's current job
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1246576.176.1
256717.517.5
31434.44.4
4431.31.3
514.4.4
65.2.2
72.1.1
81.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (QCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2006
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text QEG3
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee QJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
Valid cases320Missing cases2921
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeQJOBHSTD
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
613.90252.63112925
Valid cases345Missing cases2896
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18