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RNEMNJNNew entrants - month joined HH
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01410297.898.0
January121.1.1
February210.1.1
March37.0.0
April421.1.1
May512.1.1
June627.2.2
July725.2.2
August838.3.3
September970.5.5
October1033.2.2
November1116.1.1
December1215.1.1
Not answered-122.2Missing
Valid cases14397Missing cases22
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type RINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNEYRJN4New entrants - year joined HH
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01410297.897.9
20001.0.0
20062.0.0
200744.3.3
20082521.71.7
Not answered-118.1Missing
Valid cases14401Missing cases18
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied variable from Record Type RINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RIVFIOIndividual interview outcome
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text REG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11345493.393.3
Proxy interview22311.61.6
Telephone intvw37345.15.1
Valid cases14419Missing 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


RIODCDocument check
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ind and self comp11275688.588.5
Ind only (no self co26984.84.8
Proxy32311.61.6
Telephone Interview47345.15.1
Valid cases14419Missing 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


RMEMORIGSample Origin
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1807056.056.0
Wales new sample5217415.115.1
Scotland new sample6192813.413.4
N.I. new sample7224715.615.6
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RHGR2RRelationship to reference person
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text RHG2 : Relationship to reference person
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person1766453.253.2
Lawful spouse2369025.625.6
Live-in partner37915.55.5
Natural child4177912.312.3
Adopted child510.1.1
Foster child64.0.0
Step-child787.6.6
Partner's child839.3.3
Daughter/son-in-law936.2.2
Natural bro/sister1047.3.3
Other bro/sister114.0.0
Bro/sister-in-law129.1.1
Natural parent1346.3.3
Other parent142.0.0
Mother/father-in-law1520.1.1
Any grand parent163.0.0
Any grand child1739.3.3
Any cousin182.0.0
Any aunt or uncle193.0.0
Any nephew207.0.0
Employee222.0.0
Lodger or boarder2321.1.1
Unrelated sharer24103.7.7
Other3011.1.1
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type RINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RHGSEXSex - HH grid
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text RHG3 : Sex
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1654845.445.4
Female2787154.654.6
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type RINDALL
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RHGBMMonth of birth - HH grid
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text RHG4M : Date of birth. Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January112338.68.6
February211478.08.0
March313239.29.2
April412138.48.4
May512488.78.7
June611828.28.2
July711688.18.1
August812498.78.7
September912248.58.5
October1011808.28.2
November1110887.57.5
December1211628.18.1
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases14417Missing cases2
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type RINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RHGBYYear of birth - HH grid
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (6)
Question Number and Text RHG4Y : Date of birth. Year
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1961.0018.9519071992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated114418100.0100.0
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases14418Missing cases1
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type RINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RMASTATMarital status
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text RHG8 : Marital Status
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child under 16034.2.2
Married1746451.851.8
Living as couple2173912.112.1
Widowed310287.17.1
Divorced48055.65.6
Separated52061.41.4
Never married6311321.621.6
Civil partnership719.1.1
Dissolved civil part81.0.0
Sep from civil part92.0.0
Survive from civ par102.0.0
Not answered-16.0Missing
Valid cases14413Missing cases6
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsMarital Status
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type RINDALL. 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


RHGSPNPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text RHG9 : Spouse/partner number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH0524836.436.4
1434730.130.1
2434430.130.1
32761.91.9
4134.9.9
539.3.3
621.1.1
74.0.0
82.0.0
91.0.0
111.0.0
142.0.0
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type RINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RHGEMPIn paid employment - HH grid
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text RHG10 : Raid employ
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 16 years034.2.2
Yes1856959.459.5
No2580140.240.3
Not answered-115.1Missing
Valid cases14404Missing cases15
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


RHGFNOPNO of father
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text RHG11 : Father number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH01320791.691.6
19046.36.3
22681.91.9
323.2.2
410.1.1
52.0.0
65.0.0
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type RINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RHGMNOPNO of mother
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text RHG12 : Oother number
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH01253186.986.9
18565.95.9
29676.76.7
341.3.3
411.1.1
59.1.1
63.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type RINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RHGRAResponsible adult
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireCoversheet (7)
Question Number and Text RHG13 : Responsible adult
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
16 years or over01438599.899.8
114.1.1
218.1.1
31.0.0
41.0.0
Valid cases14419Missing 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


RAGEAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
46.7518.9415101
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given114419100.0100.0
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for RAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RAGE12Age at 1.12.2008
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
46.9218.9415101
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given114419100.0100.0
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
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 1.12.2008 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 RAGEI (on Record Type RINDALL), 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


RBUTYPEBenefit unit type
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651364525.325.3
Couple,1 ch,M lt 652160211.111.1
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653163111.311.3
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6546904.84.8
Couple,man 65 to 74511848.28.2
Couple,man 75+66974.84.8
F lone parent,lt 6075693.93.9
M lone parent,lt 65836.2.2
Single woman,lt 2093512.42.4
Single woman,20-39106094.24.2
Single woman,40-59114263.03.0
Single woman,60-74124883.43.4
Single woman,75+135563.93.9
Single man,lt 30148836.16.1
Single man,30-54155433.83.8
Single man,55-64161571.11.1
Single man,65+173522.42.4
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RHGSEX RMASTAT RAGE RHGEST RHGSPN RHGFNO RHGMNO RBUNO on Record RINDALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also RBUNO) 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


RBUNOBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11244886.386.3
26754.74.7
38656.06.0
43212.22.2
584.6.6
616.1.1
76.0.0
82.0.0
92.0.0
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO RHGSPN RHGFNO RHGMNO RHGRA RAGE RHGEMP RDEPCHL RHGR2R on Record RINDALL. Uses RHHSIZE on Record RHHRESP. Uses RREL ROPNO on Record REGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also RBUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of RBUNO 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 RPNO of responsible adult RBUNO 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


RNCHILDNumber of own children in household
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01050972.972.9
1174312.112.1
2155510.810.8
34933.43.4
491.6.6
523.2.2
61.0.0
72.0.0
82.0.0
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RPNO RHGSEX RAGE on Record RINDALL. Uses ROPNO RREL on Record REGOALT.
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


RHOHConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1748651.951.9
Not head2693348.148.1
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RHSOWND RHSOWR1 RHSOWR2 RRENTP1 RRENTP2 on Record RHHRESP. Uses RAGE RHGSEX on Record RINDALL.
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


RRACH16Whether responsible adult for child
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1231316.016.1
No21206383.783.9
Inapplicable-843.3Missing
Valid cases14376Missing cases43
Question RouteUses RAGE RHGRA RIVFIO on Record RINDALL.
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


RSAMPSTSample membership status
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM1630343.743.7
W1 non-cont or enum241.3.3
Birth - OSM3114.8.8
PSM: Parent of OSM42601.81.8
New TSM5195113.513.5
New sample OSM8549838.138.1
New sample non-cont/92521.71.7
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RFINLOC RIVFIO PID on Record RINDSAMP. Uses RSTAT 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 RINDSAMP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RMOVESTIndividual mover status
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11305990.690.6
Mover within GB211147.77.7
Mover back to GB43.0.0
New entrant this wav82241.61.6
Mover status unknown1019.1.1
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RFINLOC RIVFIO PID RSAMPST RLVLOC on Record RINDSAMP. Uses RHHMOVE RIVFHO on Record RHHSAMP.
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


RREGIONRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11941.31.3
Outer London24242.92.9
R. of South East3161711.211.2
South West48155.75.7
East Anglia54062.82.8
East Midlands67275.05.0
West Midlands Conurb72601.81.8
R. of West Midlands84543.13.1
Greater Manchester93042.12.1
Merseyside102031.41.4
R. of North West114102.82.8
South Yorkshire122561.81.8
West Yorkshire132791.91.9
R. of Yorks & Humber142962.12.1
Tyne & Wear151731.21.2
R. of North163192.22.2
Wales17257117.817.8
Scotland18247317.217.2
Northern Ireland19223815.515.5
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
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


RHHSIZENumber of people in household
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1209814.614.6
2493634.234.2
3288520.020.0
4278519.319.3
511858.28.2
63772.62.6
792.6.6
827.2.2
910.1.1
106.0.0
113.0.0
145.0.0
1610.1.1
Valid cases14419Missing 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


RHHTYPEHousehold Type
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly19436.56.5
Single Elderly211558.08.0
Couple No Children3427029.629.6
Couple: dep children4429929.829.8
Couple: non-dep chil5192113.313.3
Lone par: dep childr67054.94.9
Lone par: non-dep ch76644.64.6
2+ Unrelated adults81921.31.3
Other Households92701.91.9
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RHHSIZE RNKIDS RNCOUPLE RNONEPAR RNPENS on Record RHHRESP. Uses RAGE RHGSEX RMASTAT RHGSPN RDEPCHL on Record RINDALL. Uses ROPNO RREL on Record REGOALT.
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


RTENUREHousing tenure
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1461632.032.2
Owned with Mortgage2629043.643.9
Local Authority rent3145810.110.2
Housing Assoc. rente46364.44.4
Rented from Employer578.5.5
Rented private unfur67365.15.1
Rented private furni74273.03.0
Other rented876.5.5
Missing or wild-9102.7Missing
Valid cases14317Missing cases102
Question RouteUses RMGHAVE RRENTLL RRENTF RHSOWND on Record RHHRESP.
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


RQFEDHIHighest educational qualification
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14252.93.2
First Degree2159311.012.1
Teaching QF32982.12.3
Other Higher QF4358024.827.1
Nursing QF5136.91.0
GCE A Levels6171111.913.0
GCE O Levels or Equi7213014.816.1
Commercial QF, No O82811.92.1
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G93822.62.9
Apprenticeship102061.41.6
Other QF1167.5.5
No QF12226915.717.2
Still At School No Q13126.91.0
Missing or wild-92501.7Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13204Missing cases1215
Question RouteUses RSCNOW RFENOW RSCHOOL RSCEND RQFHAS RQFA RQFB RQFC RQFD RQFE RQFF RQFG RQFH RQFI RQFJ RQFK RQFL RQFM RQFN RQFED RQFEDA RQFEDB RQFEDC RQFEDD RQFEDE RQFEDF RQFEDG RQFEDH RQFEDI RQFEDJ RQFEDK RQFEDL RQFEDM RQFEDN RQFEDO RQFEDP RQFEDQ RQFEDR RQFEDS RQFX RQFXC RQFXD RQFXE RQFXF RQFXG RQFXH RQFXI RQFXJ RQFXK RQFXL RQFXM RQFXN RQFEDX RQFEDXA RQFEDXB RQFEDXD RQFEDXE RQFEDXF RQFEDXG RQFEDXH RQFEDXI PID RIVLYR RIVIEVR on Record RINDRESP. 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


RQFVOCHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0862859.865.2
Yes1459931.934.8
Missing or wild-92271.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13227Missing cases1192
Question RouteUses RQFEDHI RQFB RQFC RQFD RQFE RQFF RQFG RQFH RQFI RQFXC RQFXD RQFXE RQFXF RQFXG RQFXH RQFXI on Record RINDRESP. 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


RQFACHIHighest academic qualification
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree14242.93.2
1st Degree2159911.112.0
HND,HNC,Teaching39186.46.9
A Level4276819.220.8
O Level5339123.525.5
CSE66714.75.1
None of These7351324.426.4
Missing or wild-91691.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79666.7Missing
Valid cases13284Missing cases1135
Question RouteUses RQFA RQFB RQFC RQFD RQFE RQFF RQFG RQFH RQFI RQFJ RQFK RQFL RQFM RQFN RQFED RQFEDA RQFEDB RQFEDC RQFEDD RQFEDE RQFEDF RQFEDG RQFEDH RQFEDI RQFEDJ RQFEDK RQFEDL RQFEDM RQFEDN RQFEDO RQFEDP RQFEDQ RQFEDR RQFEDS RQFEDHI RQFXC RQFXD RQFXE RQFXF RQFXG RQFXH RQFXI RQFXJ RQFXK RQFXL RQFXM RQFXN RQFEDX RQFEDXA RQFEDXB RQFEDXD RQFEDXE RQFEDXF RQFEDXG RQFEDXH RQFEDXI on Record RINDRESP. 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


RJBFTEmployed full time
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1633743.975.2
Part time: lt 30 hrs2208914.524.8
Missing or wild-91931.3Missing
Inapplicable-8580040.2Missing
Valid cases8426Missing cases5993
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSEMP RJBHRS RJBOT RJSHRS on Record RINDRESP.
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


RPAYGGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1781.221374.4415.1724018.48
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00664546.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.004232.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00638644.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases6645Missing cases7774
Question RouteUses RPAYGW RPAYGL RPAYNW RPAYNL RSPJB RMLSTAT RSEX RJBPENM RJBPEN RIVLYR on Record RINDRESP. 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 (RPAYGL) 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


RPAYNNet rate of pay per month: last payment
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1326.95945.0915.1725019.25
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00664546.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.004232.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00638644.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases6645Missing cases7774
Question RouteUses RIVFIO RPAYGW RPAYGL RPAYNW RSEX RMLSTAT RJBPENM RSPJB RAGE RJBPEN PID RIVLYR on Record RINDRESP. 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 (RPAYNL) 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


RPAYGUUsual gross pay per month: current job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1745.931322.8315.1724018.48
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00706849.0100.0
Inapplicable-8.00638644.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases7068Missing cases7351
Question RouteUses RIVFIO RHGSPN RJBPENM RPAYUSL RPAYG RPAYUG RPAYU RPAYUW RPAYN RMLSTAT RSEX RSPJB RJBSEMP RAGE RJBPEN PID RIVLYR on Record RINDRESP. 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 RPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable RPAYGUI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RPAYNUUsual net pay per month: current job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1296.69843.4215.1715011.55
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00706849.0100.0
Inapplicable-8.00638644.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases7068Missing cases7351
Question RouteUses RIVFIO RHGSPN RJBPENM RPAYUSL RPAYN RPAYG RPAYUG RPAYU RPAYUW RMLSTAT RSEX RSPJB RJBSEMP RAGE RJBPEN PID RIVLYR on Record RINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. if the last net payment was the usual, then this is used. if last net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, and this was usual, then net pay is estimated from gross pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. if last payment was not the usual, then if usual payment is given net, this is used. Otherwise, if usual payment is given gross, then this is converted as above at RPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable RPAYNUI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or - 8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RPAYGTYUsual monthly gross pay: Sept this year
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1739.051566.45.1054166.67
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0055.4.7
Amount stated1.00798355.499.3
Inapplicable-8.00541637.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases8038Missing cases6381
Question RouteUses RIVFIO RJBSTAT RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSEMP RJSACCS RJBPROF RJSPAYG RJBPENM RMLSTAT RSEX RPAYGU RJTYID on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJHSTAT RJHGPAY on Record RJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2008. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees RPAYGU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit. if current job spell started after 1.9.2008, then this variable is equal to value of RJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable RPAYGTI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RPAYGLYUsual monthly gross pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1745.391427.31.1025000.00
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0067.5.9
Amount stated1.00753252.299.1
Inapplicable-8.00585540.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases7599Missing cases6820
Question RouteUses RHGSPN RJBSTAT RJBPENM RMLSTAT RSEX RAGE RJBOFF RJBHAS RJBSEMP RJSACCS RJSPROF RJSPAYG RJSPRBM RJSPRBY4 RJSPREM RJSPAYL RPAYLY RPAYLYW RPAYLYG RCJSBLY RSPJB RJLYID RPAYGU PID RIVLYR RIVFIO RCJSBLY on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJHSTAT RJHGPAY on Record RJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYGTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2007. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees RPAYLY is used, converted from net to gross where necessary, and for the self employed the current pay or profit. if current job spell started after 1.9.2007, then this variable is equal to the value of RJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable RPAYGLI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RPAYNTYUsual monthly net pay: Sept this year
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1296.88994.97.1032618.87
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0055.4.7
Amount stated1.00798255.499.3
Missing or wild-9.001.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00541637.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases8037Missing cases6382
Question RouteUses RIVFIO RJBSTAT RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSEMP RJSACCS RJBPROF RJSPAYG RJBPENM RMLSTAT RSEX RSPJB RPAYNU RJTYID on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJHSTAT RJHGPAY on Record RJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2008. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees RPAYNU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. if the current job spell started after 1.9.2008, then this variable is equal to the value of RJHNPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable RPAYNTYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RPAYNLYUsual monthly net pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1294.57929.66.1015465.28
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0067.5.9
Amount stated1.00752852.299.1
Missing or wild-9.006.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00585340.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases7595Missing cases6824
Question RouteUses PID RIVLYR RIVFIO RCJSBLY RHGSPN RJBSTAT RJBPENM RMLSTAT RSEX RJBOFF RJBHAS RJBSEMP RJACCS RJSPROF RJSPAYG RJSPRBM RJSPRBY4 RJSPREM RJSPAYL RPAYLY RPAYLYW RPAYLYG RSPJB RJLYID RPAYNU RAGE on record RINDRESP. Uses RJHSTAT RJHNPAY RN Record RJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYNTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self- employment income received at 1.9.2007. if current job spell started before this date, then for employees answer to RPAYLY is used, converted from gross to net where necessary, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. if current job spell started after 1.9.2007, then this variable is equal to the value of RJHNPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable RPAYNLI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJSPROFMonthly self employed profit
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1630.732861.24.1054166.67
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0056.45.8
Amount stated1.009046.394.2
Inapplicable-8.001249486.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases960Missing cases13459
Question RouteUses RJBSEMP RJSACCS RJSPRF RJSPRBM RJSPRBY4 RJSPREM RJSPREY4 on Record RINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed profit variable for self- employed respondents who draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self-employed, and the self employed who do not draw up accounts. (cf. RJSPAYG). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here RJSPROFI) takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A. This variable only shows positive profits. Where the variable RJSPRLS indicates that the amount is a loss, then RJSPROF takes the value 0, and the compute amount is given at RJSLOSS. Change of source variables from Wave 7 onwards.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJSLOSSAmount: self-employment losses
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
475.90386.8433.33846.15
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003802.698.7
Amount stated1.005.01.3
Missing or wild-9.005754.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.001249486.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases385Missing cases14034
Question RouteUses RJBSEMP RJSACCS RJSPRF RJSPRBM RJSPRBY4 RJSPREM RJSPREY4 RJSPROF RJSPRLS on Record RINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for RJSPROF.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJSPAYGMonthly self employed gross pay
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1229.161215.9343.309526.00
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.001651.1100.0
Inapplicable-8.001328992.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases165Missing cases14254
Question RouteUses RJBSEMP RJSACCS RJSPAYU RJSPAYW RJSPYTX RJSPYNI RJSHRS RIVFIO on Record RINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed gross pay variable if a self-employed respondent does not draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self employed, and the self employed who draw up accounts. (cf. RJSPROF). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here RJSPAYG) takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A. Change of source variables from Wave 7 onwards.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RCJSTENLength (days) current labour market sp.
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3010.883367.201.0025331.00
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0011.1.1
Amount stated1.001289589.499.9
Missing or wild-9.005483.8Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases12906Missing cases1513
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBBGD RJBBGM RJBBGY4 RJBSEMP RJSBGD RJSBGM RJSBGY4 RCJSBGD RCJSBGM RCJSBGY4 RDOID RDOIM on Record RINDRESP
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures the length of time in the current labour market spell, whether, employee, self employed or not employed in number of days. Where day is missing, this is assumed to be one. For years before 2007, where month is missing, this is assumed to be July.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RCJSWK9Weeks in current spell: year to 1.9.2007
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
47.8011.82.1452.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.005383.74.1
Amount stated1.001271188.295.9
Missing or wild-9.002051.4Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases13249Missing cases1170
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSEMP RJBSTAT RJBBGD RJBBGM RJBBGY RJSBGD RJSBGM RJSBGY4 RCJSBGD RCJSBGM RCJSBGY4 RCJSBLY RJLYID RJTYID on Record RINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures number of weeks in current labour market spell which fell into reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) . Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLIDIdentifier of latest job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0861959.864.8
Job spell 114563.23.4
Job spell 2226.2.2
Job spell 442.0.0
Last job - L361245.3.3
See AJLID135894.14.4
See BJLID1479.5.6
See CJLID1576.5.6
See DJLID1688.6.7
See EJLID1770.5.5
See FJLID1869.5.5
See GJLID1964.4.5
See HJLID2081.6.6
See IJLID217225.05.4
See JJLID221801.21.4
See KJLID236054.24.5
See LJLID241921.31.4
See MJLID251981.41.5
See NJLID261911.31.4
See OJLID272781.92.1
See PJLID282832.02.1
See QJLID293922.72.9
Missing or wild-94142.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-7108.7Missing
Never had a job-35924.1Missing
Valid cases13305Missing cases1114
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSTAT RCJSBLY RNJBS RJBHAD on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT on Record RJOBHIST. Uses wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJLID on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteProvides a means of identifying the latest job (i.e. the current job or the most recent if not currently employed).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJLYIDIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.2007
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job01087475.483.4
Job spell 11165511.512.7
Job spell 224082.83.1
Job spell 3362.4.5
Job spell 4423.2.2
Job spell 555.0.0
Job spell 664.0.0
Missing or wild-94232.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13031Missing cases1388
Question RouteUses RJBSTAT RCJSBLY RCJSBGD RCJSBGM RCJSBGY4 RIVFIO on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies the respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 2007. (i.e. it identifies the current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.2007, and the relevant RJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJTYIDIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.2008
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job01280788.897.5
Job spell 113142.22.4
Job spell 2212.1.1
Job spell 441.0.0
Missing or wild-93202.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13134Missing cases1285
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSEMP RJBSTAT RJBBGD RJBBGM RJBBGY RJSBGD RJSBGM RJSBGY4 RCJSBGD RCJSBGM RCJSBGY4 RCJSBLY on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHBGD RJHBGM RJHBGY4 RJHSTAT on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 2008. (i.e. identifies current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.2008, and relevant RJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBSEGSocio economic group: present job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large19.1.1
Managers,large25623.96.6
Employers,small31701.22.0
Managers,small44303.05.0
Professional Self-em598.71.1
Professional employe63572.54.2
Int. non-manual,work7177312.320.8
Int. non-man,foreman82131.52.5
Junior non-manual9172111.920.2
Personal service wrk106664.67.8
Foreman manual112501.72.9
Skilled manual wkrs127465.28.8
Semi-skilled manual136564.57.7
Unskilled manual wkr142171.52.5
Own account wkrs155103.56.0
Farmers - employers,1619.1.2
Farmers - own accoun1746.3.5
Agricultural workers1866.5.8
Members of armed for1914.1.2
Missing or wild-996.7Missing
Inapplicable-8580040.2Missing
Valid cases8523Missing cases5896
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteCASOC computes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBGOLDGoldthorpe Social Class: present job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher113019.017.5
Service class,lower2187713.025.3
Routine non-manual e39436.512.7
Personal service wor46784.79.1
Sml props w employee5106.71.4
Sml props w/o employ63982.85.4
Farmers,Smallholders764.4.9
Foreman,Technicians84433.16.0
Skilled manual worke94813.36.5
Semi,unskilled manua1010947.614.7
Agricultural workers1133.2.4
Missing or wild-924.2Missing
Inapplicable-8697748.4Missing
Valid cases7418Missing cases7001
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteCASOC computes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBRGSCRG Social Class: present job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ14573.25.4
Managerial & technic2304121.135.7
Skilled non-manual3196613.623.1
Skilled manual4150510.417.7
Partly skilled occ512758.815.0
Unskilled occ62651.83.1
Armed forces714.1.2
Missing or wild-996.7Missing
Inapplicable-8580040.2Missing
Valid cases8523Missing cases5896
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteCASOC computes Registrar General's Social Class for jobs based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBISCOInternational SOC : present job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases14419Missing cases0
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Computed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBCSSMCambridge Scale males : present job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
38.1118.17.9287.63
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00744251.6100.0
Inapplicable-8.00697748.4Missing
Valid cases7442Missing cases6977
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBCSSFCambridge Scale females : present job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
38.6819.211.2299.99
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00744251.6100.0
Inapplicable-8.00697748.4Missing
Valid cases7442Missing cases6977
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBHGSHope - Goldthorpe Scale : present job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
50.0514.8918.0075.00
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00741451.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.0028.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00697748.4Missing
Valid cases7414Missing cases7005
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1984) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBSECSocio-Economic Class: current job
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org1010.1.1
Higher managerial203302.33.9
Higher prof tradn'l313352.33.9
Higher prof new emp321601.11.9
High prof trad s.emp33102.71.2
High prof new s.emp3413.1.2
Lower Prof trad emps4112708.814.9
Lower Prof new emps4288.61.0
Lwr Prof trad s.emp43103.71.2
Lower Prof new s.emp4412.1.1
Lower manag occupns506804.78.0
Hgher supervis occup601691.22.0
Intrmd cleri & admin716364.47.5
Intermd sales & serv724553.25.3
Intermed techn & aux73126.91.5
Intermed engineering7435.2.4
Emp,small (non-prof)811621.11.9
Emp,small (agricult)8220.1.2
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)915573.96.5
Own acct wkrs(agric)9264.4.8
Lwr supervis occups1003822.64.5
Lwr technical craft1112721.93.2
Lwr tech process op11240.3.5
Semi-routine sales1214973.45.8
Semi-routine service1225223.66.1
Semi-routine tech12387.61.0
Semi-routine op124124.91.5
Semi-routine agric12524.2.3
Semi-routine cleri126113.81.3
Semi-rtne childcare1271591.11.9
Routine sales&serv1312461.72.9
Routine production13257.4.7
Routine technical1333632.54.3
Routine operative1342992.13.5
Routine agricultrl13511.1.1
Missing or wild-996.7Missing
Inapplicable-8580040.2Missing
Valid cases8523Missing cases5896
Question RouteUses RJBSOC RJBSEMP RJBBOSS RJBMNGR RJBSIZE on Record RINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee full Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNJBWKSAnnual weeks employed: year to Sept 1
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
49.458.97.1452.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00486533.737.5
Amount stated1.00810956.262.5
Missing or wild-9.004803.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases12974Missing cases1445
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RCJSBLY RCJSWK9 RJLYID RJBSTAT on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSPW on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of employment in reference year (1.9.2007 - 31.8.2008). The measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNJUWKSAnnual weeks unemployed: year to Sept 1
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
26.9919.65.1465.29
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001239385.995.1
Amount stated1.006324.44.9
Missing or wild-9.004293.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-7.009656.7Missing
Valid cases13025Missing cases1394
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RCJSBLY RCJSWK9 RJLYID RJBSTAT on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSPW on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of unemployment in reference year (1.9.2007 - 31.8.2008). Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNJIWKSAnnual weeks inactive: year to Sept 1
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Non Zero
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
10.159.601.0052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00828357.461.3
Amount stated1.00522036.238.7
Missing or wild-9.009166.4Missing
Valid cases13503Missing cases916
Question RouteUses RJBHAS RJBOFF RCJSBLY RCJSWK9 RJLYID RJBSTAT on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSPW on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of economically inactive (i.e. not in employment or unemployed) in reference year (1.9.2007 - 31.8.2008). Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNJBNEWNo. different employers: year to Sept 1
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0490634.037.7
1715749.654.9
28866.16.8
373.5.6
46.0.0
52.0.0
Missing or wild-94242.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13030Missing cases1389
Question RouteUses RJLYID RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSTAT RCJSWK9 on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSPW on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of jobs with distinct employers, (or self- employment spells) held in reference year (1.9.2007 - 1.9.2008).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNJBSPNo. employment spells: year to Sept 1
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0487633.837.4
1712049.454.6
29396.57.2
384.6.6
49.1.1
52.0.0
Missing or wild-94242.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13030Missing cases1389
Question RouteUses RJLYID RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSTAT RCJSWK9 on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSPW on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of separate jobs (including self-employment spells) held in reference year (1.9.2007 - 1.9.2008). Different jobs held with the same employer are each counted.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNJUSPNo. unemployment spells: year to Sept 1
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None01240886.195.2
15724.04.4
248.3.4
32.0.0
Missing or wild-94242.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13030Missing cases1389
Question RouteUses RJLYID RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSTAT RCJSWK9 on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSPW on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of separate unemployment spells in reference year (1.9.2007 - 1.9.2008).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RNJISPNo. inactive spells: year to Sept 1
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0781354.260.0
1511335.539.2
2102.7.8
32.0.0
Missing or wild-94242.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13030Missing cases1389
Question RouteUses RJLYID RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSTAT RCJSWK9 on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSPW on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of separate economically inactive (i.e. not in employment or unemployed) spells in reference year (1.9.2007 - 1.9.2008).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBSTATLEmployment status on Sept 1, year ago
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Self employed110437.28.0
In paid employ2645344.849.5
Unemployed33292.32.5
Retired4287019.922.0
Maternity leave578.5.6
Family care67675.35.9
FT studt, school78325.86.4
LT sick, disabld85804.04.5
Govt trng scheme917.1.1
Something else1060.4.5
Missing or wild-94252.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13029Missing cases1390
Question RouteUses RJLYID RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSTAT on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT RJHSEMP on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEquivalent to RJBSTAT, for 1.9.2007. if RJLYID = 0, RJBSTATL is RJBSTAT, if RJLYID is greater than 0, then RJBSTAT is based on RJHSTAT for the job history spell referenced
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBSTATTEmployment status on Sept 1, this year
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Self employed19286.47.1
In paid employ2655645.549.9
Unemployed34252.93.2
Retired4296920.622.6
Maternity leave578.5.6
Family care67945.56.0
FT studt, school77034.95.4
LT sick, disabld85844.14.4
Govt trng scheme917.1.1
Something else1079.5.6
Missing or wild-93212.2Missing
Proxy and or phone-79656.7Missing
Valid cases13133Missing cases1286
Question RouteUses RJTYID RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSTAT on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJSPNO RJHSTAT on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteEquivalent to RJBSTAT, for 1.9.2008. if RJTYID = 0, RJBSTATT is RJBSTAT, if RJTYID is greater than 0, then RJBSTAT is based on RJHSTAT for the job history spell referenced
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


RJBSOCLYOccupation (SOC): job on 1.9.2007
Record TypeRINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6520Missing cases7899
Question RouteUses RJLYID RJBHAS RJBOFF RJBSOC on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJHSOC on Record RJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee Appendix to Vol. A for coding frame.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18