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RJUSOC00Occupation (SOC2000) of job sought
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text RE117 : What sort of job would that be? Could you give me if possible a job title and describe the sort of work you would be doing?
Valid cases350Missing cases14069
Question RouteIF ((RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) AND (RJULK1 = 1 OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 1)) OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 2 AND RJULKJB = 1 AND RJUSPEC = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job and is looking for a particular kind of job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJUHRSXExpected work hours: jobseeker
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text RE118 : About how many hours in a week do you think you would be able to work?
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
26.0712.65370
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None039.34.7
Amount stated17835.495.3
Inapplicable-81256887.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-164.4Missing
Valid cases822Missing cases13597
Question RouteIF ((RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) AND (RJULK1 = 1 OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 1)) OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 2 AND RJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Time Use
NoteAfter Wave 1 the question ordering for this and RJUPAYX were reversed. Caution should be exercised in comparing these variables from later waves with those at Wave 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJUPAYXExpected weekly net pay: jobseeker
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text RE119 : What weekly take-home pay would you expect to get (for that)?
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
199.62196.00202500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated16224.3100.0
Inapplicable-81267187.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-11591.1Missing
Valid cases622Missing cases13797
Question RouteIF ((RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) AND (RJULK1 = 1 OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 1)) OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 2 AND RJULKJB = 1 AND RJUHRSX GT 0)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job and has stated number of hours would be able to work per week
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteSee note for RJUHRSX.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJUPAYLLowest net pay considered: jobseeker
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text RE120 : What is the lowest weekly take- home pay you would consider accepting for a job?
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
159.11117.0811500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated16634.6100.0
Inapplicable-81256887.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-12191.5Missing
Valid cases663Missing cases13756
Question RouteIF ((RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) AND (RJULK1 = 1 OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 1)) OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 2 AND RJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJUHRSLExpected hours for lowest pay jobseeker
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text RE121 : About how many hours in a week would you expect to have to work for that pay?
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
24.8712.45160
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated16454.5100.0
Inapplicable-81279188.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-118.1Missing
Valid cases645Missing cases13774
Question RouteIF ((RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) AND (RJULK1 = 1 OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 1)) OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 2 AND RJULKJB = 1 AND RJUPAYL GT 0 )) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job and has stated lowest weekly take home pay would consider accepting for a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


REPROSHChance starting work within 12 months
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text RE124 : How likely do you think it is that you will begin paid work in the next twelve months? Do you think it is....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely13082.136.1
Likely22781.932.6
Unlikely31401.016.4
Very unlikely4127.914.9
Inapplicable-81328092.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Don't know-155.4Missing
Valid cases853Missing cases13566
Question RouteIF ((RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) AND (RJULK1 = 1 OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 1)) OR (RJULK1 = 2 AND RJULK4 = 2 AND RJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


REAAGEWhether working age
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text RE129 : Interviewer check respondent is:
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male 16-641499734.736.5
Female 16-592533237.039.0
Others3335623.324.5
Proxy and or phone-77345.1Missing
Valid cases13685Missing cases734
Question RouteALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteImportant Interviewer Check determining route of interview.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBUBCurrently signed on at UB Office
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text RE130 : Some people, although they have a job, are entitled to sign on, while others who are looking for work may not sign on. May I just check, last week were you signed on at an Unemployment Benefit Office?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12461.72.4
No21006169.897.6
Missing or wild-922.2Missing
Inapplicable-8335623.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-77345.1Missing
Valid cases10307Missing cases4112
Question RouteIF (REAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Benefits Receipt
NoteIncludes seasonal workers, those on short time work or laid off through strikes.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBUBYReason why signed on at UB Office
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text RE131 : Can I just check, was this to...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Claim unemploym11771.272.0
Claim income supp253.421.5
Obtain NI contrib316.16.5
Missing or wild-922.2Missing
Inapplicable-81341793.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-77345.1Missing
Valid cases246Missing cases14173
Question RouteIF (REAAGE = 1-2 AND RJBUB = 1) Asked if R is of working age and currently signed on at an UB office last week
Index TermsEmployment: Benefits Receipt
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJ2HASHas a second paid job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text RE132 : Do you currently earn any money from (a second job) odd jobs or from work that you might do from time to time (apart from your main job)? INC BABY SITTING, MAIL ORDER AGENT, POOLS AGENT ETC
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16924.85.1
No21276288.594.9
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13454Missing cases965
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
NoteIncludes baby-sitting, mail order agent, pools agent etc.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJ2SOCOccupation (SOC), second job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text RE133 : What is it that you do (and what does the firm or person you work for make or do)? Job Title.
Valid cases611Missing cases13808
Question RouteIF (RJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
Social Classification
NoteFor complete coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJ2SOC00Occupation (SOC2000), second job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text RE133 : What is it that you do (and what does the firm or person you work for make or do)? Job Description.
Valid cases692Missing cases13727
Question RouteIF (RJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
Social Classification
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJ2SEMPEmployee or self employed, second job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text RE134 : Are you an employee or self employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee14002.857.8
Self employed22922.042.2
Inapplicable-81276288.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases692Missing cases13727
Question RouteIF (RJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJ2HRSNo. of hours worked per month, 2nd job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text RE135 : How many hours do you usually work a month in your second/odd job(s), excluding meal breaks but including any overtime you might do?
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
26.5724.221200
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
011.11.7
Amount stated16244.398.3
Inapplicable-81276288.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-157.4Missing
Valid cases635Missing cases13784
Question RouteIF (RJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Second Job
Time Use
NoteSee note for RJ2PAY.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJ2PAYGross earnings from 2nd jobs last month
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text RE136 : Before tax and other deductions how much did you earn from your second and all other occasional jobs in the last calendar month?
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
402.03569.9745500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
078.512.8
Amount stated15313.787.2
Missing or wild-983.6Missing
Inapplicable-81276288.5Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases609Missing cases13810
Question RouteIF (RJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Second Job
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here RJ2PAY), and the period in weeks which it covered (here RJ2HRS). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by the number of weeks). You should be aware that for a small number of cases the period of receipt is less than one week; in these cases, you may wish to take special action. Includes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag (here RJ2PAYI) takes the missing value code of the original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A. Included in summary derived variables on gross pay, net pay, and total income.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RIVEAEmployment section: respondent alone
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text RE137A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0388627.028.9
Respondent alone1956866.471.1
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13454Missing cases965
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


RIVEBEmployment section: partner present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text RE137B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01099876.381.7
Partner present1245617.018.3
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13454Missing cases965
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


RIVECEmployment section: other adult present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text RE137C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01241586.192.3
Other adults pres110397.27.7
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13454Missing cases965
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


RIVEDEmployment section: child present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text RE137D : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01247686.592.7
Children present19786.87.3
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13454Missing cases965
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


RIVEEEmployment section: supervisor present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text RE137E : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01342193.199.8
Supervisor present133.2.2
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13454Missing cases965
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RCJSCK1IC: Resp. employment status
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text RJ1 : Interviewer Check: Respondent's employment status
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employed, no changes1611342.443.1
Not int last year, o2111.8.8
In current employmen3227115.816.0
Have FF retirement a4264918.418.7
Not employed and act549.3.3
Not currently employ6299520.821.1
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases14188Missing cases231
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSBGDDay current labour force status began
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text RJ7D : On what date did your present spell of being (code at D17/D29) begin? Day
Valid cases8225Missing cases6194
Question RouteIF (RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteDate on which R began employment status exclusively, rather than when they first began status (e.g. looking after home). See Vol. A for more information on Employment Status variables within the survey. Length of spells are summarised in derived variables RCJSTEN and RCJSWK9 on Record RINDRESP.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RCJSBGMMonth current labour force status began
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text RJ7M : On what date did your present spell of being (code at D17/D29) begin? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January19476.67.9
February26804.75.7
March38325.86.9
April49856.88.2
May58185.76.8
June611848.29.9
July710006.98.3
August811057.79.2
September9198213.716.5
October1010037.08.4
November117405.16.2
December127034.95.9
Missing or wild-94333.0Missing
Inapplicable-83.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-73782.6Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-1162411.3Missing
Valid cases11979Missing cases2440
Question RouteIF (RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for RCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RCJSBGY4Year current labour force status began
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text RJ7Y : On what date did your present spell of being (code at D17/D29) begin? Year
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2000.079.2319392009
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11348793.5100.0
Missing or wild-93832.7Missing
Inapplicable-83.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-73782.6Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-11651.1Missing
Valid cases13487Missing cases932
Question RouteIF (RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for RCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RCJSBLYIC: Current lf spell began aft 1.9.2007
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text RJ8 : Interviewer check: Is date at J5 or J7 September 1st 2007 or before? Ask respondent if unclear
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.09.2007 or before11143679.381.0
After 01.09.20072268918.619.0
Missing or wild-963.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases14125Missing cases294
Question RouteIF (RJBHAS = 2 AND RJBOFF = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for RCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RCJSCK2IC: resp with valid prev activity
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text RJ9 : Check: Respondent with valid previous activity
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1280119.489.0
No23462.411.0
Inapplicable-81104176.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases3147Missing cases11272
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 = 3 OR 5) OR RCJSCK1 = 6 AND RCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R is not in same job as last year or current economic status began after interview date/1.9.2007 Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSCK3Last interviewed records correct?
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text RJ9A : Check: Last interviewed records correct?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1264718.497.3
No274.52.7
Missing or wild-977.5Missing
Inapplicable-81138779.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases2721Missing cases11698
Question RouteIF (QJBSTAT = 1 TO 9) Asked if R's last year economic status was self-employed or employed or unemployed or retired or maternity leave or family care or FT student, school or LT sick, disabled or on Gvt training scheme. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSSTLYCurrent situation on prev interview date
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text RJ9B : Please look at this card (44) and tell me which best describes your situation on {September 1st 2007/ }?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Self employed11721.25.5
In paid employment2187113.060.2
Unemployed31751.25.6
Retired from paid wo455.41.8
On maternity leave528.2.9
Looking after family6119.83.8
Full-time student or76034.219.4
Long term sick or di855.41.8
On a govt training s914.1.5
Something else1018.1.6
Missing or wild-937.3Missing
Inapplicable-81104176.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases3110Missing cases11309
Question RouteIF ((QJBSTAT NE 1 TO 9) OR RCJSCK3) Asked if R's last year economic status was 'something else' or R disagrees with fed forward data. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSEDDate stop doing that: day
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text RJ10D : On what date did you stop doing that {job} / {period of or }? Day
Valid cases1644Missing cases12775
Question RouteIF ((RCJSCK1 = 3 OR 5) OR RCJSCK1 = 6 AND RCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R is not in same job as last year or current economic status began after interview date/1.9.2007. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSEMDate stop doing that: month
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text RJ10M : On what date did you stop doing that {job} / {period of or }? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January11641.17.2
February21591.17.0
March31811.38.0
April41701.27.5
May51711.27.5
June62631.811.6
July71901.38.4
August81681.27.4
September92261.610.0
October102071.49.1
November111891.38.3
December121791.27.9
Missing or wild-9104.7Missing
Inapplicable-81179681.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Don't know-121.1Missing
Valid cases2267Missing cases12152
Question RouteIF ((RCJSCK1 = 3 OR 5) OR RCJSCK1 = 6 AND RCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R is not in same job as last year or current economic status began after interview date/1.9.2007. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSEY4Date stop doing that: year
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text RJ10Y : On what date did you stop doing that {job} / {period of or }? Year
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
20061.0.0
20075523.824.2
2008172612.075.6
20095.0.2
Missing or wild-9104.7Missing
Inapplicable-81179681.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases2284Missing cases12135
Question RouteIF ((RCJSCK1 = 3 OR 5) OR RCJSCK1 = 6 AND RCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R is not in same job as last year or current economic status began after interview date/1.9.2007. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSCJSNot ended current job or status
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text RJ10NE : On what date did you stop doing that {job} / {period of or }? Not ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not ended17555.2100.0
Missing or wild-9104.7Missing
Inapplicable-81332992.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases755Missing cases13664
Question RouteIF ((RCJSCK1 = 3 OR 5) OR RCJSCK1 = 6 AND RCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R is not in same job as last year or current economic status began after interview date/1.9.2007. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RCJSCK4IC: Date entered or last activity was emp
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text RJ10COND2 : Interviewer Check: Date entered or last activity was employed
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1162311.370.9
No26654.629.1
Missing or wild-9104.7Missing
Inapplicable-81179681.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases2288Missing cases12131
Question RouteIF ((RCJSCK1 = 3 OR 5) OR RCJSCK1 = 6 AND RCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R is not in same job as last year or current economic status began after interview date/1.9.2007. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RJHSTPYReason for stopping previous job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text RJ27 : 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 %
Promoted11621.110.0
Left for better job24733.329.3
Made redundant31881.311.6
Dismissed or sacked435.22.2
Temporary job ended583.65.1
Took retirement6109.86.7
Stopped health reas776.54.7
Left to have baby835.22.2
Children/home care924.21.5
Care of other person109.1.6
Moved area1145.32.8
Started college or u1235.22.2
Other reason133432.421.2
Missing or wild-96.0Missing
Inapplicable-81256587.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases1617Missing cases12802
Question RouteIF ((RCJSCK1 = 3 OR 5) OR RCJSCK1 = 6 AND RCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R is not in same job as last year or current economic status began after interview date/1.9.2007. Uses fed-forward data.
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RJBHADEver had paid employment
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text RJ31 : Have you ever had a paid job at all, apart from any casual or holiday work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes145.319.7
No21831.380.3
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81394796.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases228Missing cases14191
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLEND4Year left last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text RJ32 : When did you leave your last paid job?
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2003.367.8019752008
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated145.3100.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81413098.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases45Missing cases14374
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLSOCOccupation (SOC) of last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text RJ33 : What was your last job? Please tell me the exact job title and describe the work you did.
Valid cases38Missing cases14381
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee Appendix to Vol. A for coding frame. Used to construct derived occupational class variables RJLSEG, RJLGOLD etc. found later in this Record Type. Coded using CASOC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLSOC00Occupation (SOC2000) of last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text RJ33 : What was your last job? Please tell me the exact job title and describe the work you did.
Valid cases44Missing cases14375
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLSIC92Industry (SIC92) of last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text RJ34 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do (at the place where you worked)?
Valid cases45Missing cases14374
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLSEMPEmployee or self employed, last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ35 : Were you working as an employee or were you self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee142.393.3
Self-employed23.06.7
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81413098.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases45Missing cases14374
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLBOSSHired employees, last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ36 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11.033.3
No22.066.7
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81417298.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases3Missing cases14416
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job and was self- employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLMNGRManagerial duties, last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ37 : Did you have any managerial duties or were you supervising any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager16.014.3
Foreman/supervisor24.09.5
Not mngr/supervisor332.276.2
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Inapplicable-81413298.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases42Missing cases14377
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLSIZENumber employed at workplace, last job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ38 : How many people were employed/did you employ at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211.02.3
3 - 9211.125.6
10 - 24311.125.6
25 - 4945.011.6
50 - 9955.011.6
100 - 19962.04.7
200 - 49972.04.7
1000 or more94.09.3
DK but 25+112.04.7
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81413298.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Valid cases43Missing cases14376
Question RouteIF (RCJSSTLY = 3-10 AND RNJBSP = 0 AND RIVSTAT2 = 3 AND RJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.2007 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RIVJAJob hist section: respondent alone
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ39A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0152910.630.8
Respondent alone1342923.869.2
Missing or wild-926.2Missing
Inapplicable-8847058.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases4958Missing cases9461
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RIVJBJob hist section: partner present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ39B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0422329.385.2
Partner present17355.114.8
Missing or wild-926.2Missing
Inapplicable-8847058.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases4958Missing cases9461
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RIVJCJob hist section: other adults present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ39C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0434730.187.7
Other adults pres16114.212.3
Missing or wild-926.2Missing
Inapplicable-8847058.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases4958Missing cases9461
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RIVJDJob hist section: child/ren present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ39D : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0451431.391.0
Children present14443.19.0
Missing or wild-926.2Missing
Inapplicable-8847058.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases4958Missing cases9461
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RIVJEJob hist section: supervisor present
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text RJ39E : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0494934.399.8
Supervisor present19.1.2
Missing or wild-926.2Missing
Inapplicable-8847058.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases4958Missing cases9461
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RPV0HHour section V began
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV0H : Hour section V began
Valid cases14188Missing cases231
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


RPV0MMinute section V began
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV0M : Minute section V began
Valid cases14188Missing cases231
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


ROPNATABritain has much to learn
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV31A : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (48) comes closest to how you feel. Britain has a lot to learn from other countries in running its affairs.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree110517.39.5
Agree2449231.240.6
Neither agree/disagr3352224.431.9
Disagree4183212.716.6
Strongly disagree51551.11.4
Not applicable-8218215.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-12201.5Missing
Valid cases11052Missing cases3367
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


ROPNATBBritish citizenship best
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV31B : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (48) comes closest to how you feel. I would rather be a citizen of Britain than of any other country in the world.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree1215715.019.3
Agree2540337.548.3
Neither agree/disagr3227015.720.3
Disagree411948.310.7
Strongly disagree51531.11.4
Not applicable-8218215.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-195.7Missing
Valid cases11177Missing cases3242
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


ROPNATCSome shameful things about Britain
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV31C : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (48) comes closest to how you feel. There are some things about Britain today that make me ashamed to be British.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree113989.712.5
Agree2569339.550.8
Neither agree/disagr3202314.018.1
Disagree4184912.816.5
Strongly disagree52351.62.1
Not applicable-8218215.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-174.5Missing
Valid cases11198Missing cases3221
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


ROPNATDPeople too ready to criticise Britain
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV31D : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (48) comes closest to how you feel. People in Britain are too ready to criticise their country.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree17925.57.1
Agree2572039.751.4
Neither agree/disagr3304921.127.4
Disagree4146110.113.1
Strongly disagree5101.7.9
Not applicable-8218215.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-11491.0Missing
Valid cases11123Missing cases3296
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


ROPNATEBritain should stay single state
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV31E : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (48) comes closest to how you feel. The government should do everything it can to keep all parts of Britain together in a single state.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree114329.912.9
Agree2465932.342.1
Neither agree/disagr3318622.128.8
Disagree4154710.714.0
Strongly disagree52431.72.2
Not applicable-8218215.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-12051.4Missing
Valid cases11067Missing cases3352
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


ROPNATFCo-operation better than independence
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV31F : People have different views about Britain today. I am going to read out a list of some things that have been said about Britain and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (48) comes closest to how you feel. Britain should co- operate with other countries, even if it means giving up some independence.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree13302.33.0
Agree2284819.825.9
Neither agree/disagr3293420.326.7
Disagree4395327.435.9
Strongly disagree59396.58.5
Not applicable-8218215.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-12681.9Missing
Valid cases11004Missing cases3415
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W15 W18


RVOTE1Supports a particular political party
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV2 : Generally speaking do you think of yourself as a supporter of any one political party?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1491634.134.7
No2927064.365.3
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases14186Missing cases233
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteUsed in derivation of summary voting variable RVOTE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RVOTE2Closer to one political party than other
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text RV3 : Do you think of yourself as a little closer to one political party than to the others?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1246317.126.6
No2680647.273.4
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-8491634.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases9269Missing cases5150
Question RouteIF (RVOTE1=2) Asked if R does not support a particular political party
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for RVOTE1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RVOTE3Party which would vote for tomorrow
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (98)
Question Number and Text RV4 : If there were to be a General Election tomorrow, which political party do you think you would be most likely to support?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative15854.111.8
Labour25113.510.3
Lib Dem, SDP33142.26.4
Scot Nat41411.02.9
Plaid Cymru586.61.7
Green Party668.51.4
Other party789.61.8
Other answer832.2.6
None10236716.447.9
Can't vote113172.26.4
Ulster Unionist1296.71.9
SDLP13107.72.2
Alliance Party1476.51.5
Democratic Unionist1567.51.4
Sinn Fein1661.41.2
Other NI party1725.2.5
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8737951.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Refused-245.3Missing
Don't know-1181912.6Missing
Valid cases4942Missing cases9477
Question RouteIF (RVOTE1 = 2 AND RVOTE2 = 2) Asked if R does not support or feel closer to one political party rather than another
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for RVOTE1. Coding frame expanded from Wave 7 due to addition of ECHP sample and later addition of regional samples
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RVOTE4Which political party closest to
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (98)
Question Number and Text RV5 : Which one? (Party do you regard yourself as being closer to than the others)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative1215414.929.6
Labour2251517.434.5
Lib Dem /Lib/SDP36484.58.9
Scot Nat43752.65.1
Plaid Cymru51511.02.1
Green Party697.71.3
Other Party7111.81.5
Other answer83.0.0
None1061.4.8
Ulster Unionist123452.44.7
SDLP132281.63.1
Alliance Party1469.5.9
Democratic Unionist153242.24.4
Sinn Fein161711.22.3
Other NI party1735.2.5
Inapplicable-8680947.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Refused-256.4Missing
Don't know-136.2Missing
Valid cases7287Missing cases7132
Question RouteIF (RVOTE1=1 OR (RVOTE1=2 AND RVOTE2=1)) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for RVOTE1. Coding frame expanded from Wave 7 due to addition of ECHP sample and later addition of regional samples
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RVOTE5Strength of support for stated party
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (99)
Question Number and Text RV6 : Would you call yourself a very strong supporter of (PARTY NAMED AT V5) fairly strong or not very strong?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very strong15383.77.5
Fairly strong2256717.835.6
Not very strong3411128.557.0
Inapplicable-8696248.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Don't know-110.1Missing
Valid cases7216Missing cases7203
Question RouteIF ((RVOTE1=1 OR (RVOTE1=2 AND RVOTE2=1)) AND RVOTE4=1-8) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another and names party
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RVOTE7Voted in May 2005 general election
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (99)
Question Number and Text RV7 : Did you vote in the May 2005 UK general election?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1838858.263.4
No2369925.728.0
Couldn't vote311417.98.6
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Refused-216.1Missing
Don't know-12101.5Missing
Valid cases13228Missing cases1191
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteDue to the proximity of the 1992 General Election, retrospective rather than the usual prospective voting questions were asked at Wave Two. In slightly different form asked again at Wave 5 to test recall of voters with another General Election pending. From Wave 7 it continues to be asked as a retrospective question
Variable OccurrenceW2 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RVOTE8Party voted for in last general election
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (99)
Question Number and Text RV8 : Which political party did you vote for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative1187113.023.4
Labour2283819.735.5
Lib Dem, SLD311658.114.6
Scot Nat44012.85.0
Plaid Cymru52131.52.7
Green Party671.5.9
Other party7116.81.5
Other answer814.1.2
Ulster Unionist123652.54.6
SDLP132962.13.7
Alliance Party1487.61.1
Democratic Unionist153522.44.4
Sinn Fein161861.32.3
Other NI party1721.1.3
Inapplicable-8506635.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Refused-297.7Missing
Don't know-12952.0Missing
Valid cases7996Missing cases6423
Question RouteIF (RVOTE7 = 1) Asked if R voted in 2001 General election
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for RVOTE7.Coding frame expanded from Wave 7 due to addition of ECHP sample and later addition of regional samples.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RVOTE6Level of interest in politics
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (99)
Question Number and Text RV9 : How interested would you say you are in politics? Would you say you are (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very interested110997.67.7
Fairly interested2456431.732.2
Not very interested3454431.532.0
Not at all intereste4397927.628.0
Proxy and or phone-72311.6Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases14186Missing cases233
Question RouteIF ((RVOTE1=1 OR (RVOTE1=2 AND RVOTE2=1)) AND RVOTE4=1-7 AND RVOTE9=1) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another and names party and would vote for named party if there were a general election tomorrow
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNIPOP5Resp. unionist/nationalist
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (100)
Question Number and Text RRV39 : Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a unionist, a nationalist or neither?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unionist19136.342.2
Nationalist24773.322.0
Neither37715.335.6
Other44.0.2
Not applicable-81127278.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-113.1Missing
Valid cases2165Missing cases12254
Question RouteIF (RMEMORIG = 7) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland extension sample
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17 W18


ROPDEV2Perceived nationality
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (100)
Question Number and Text RRV40 : (Showcard 49) Which, if any, of the following best describes how you see yourself?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
S/W not British1295020.526.3
More S/W than Britis2201214.017.9
Equally S/W and Brit3381026.433.9
More British than S/48045.67.2
British not S/W510787.59.6
Other64343.03.9
None of these71461.01.3
Inapplicable-8218215.1Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Don't know-138.3Missing
Valid cases11234Missing cases3185
Question RouteIF (RMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB, LIS, LIW samples.
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for RSWVT1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W16 W17 W18