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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

bhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhhdoiDay of interview
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhhmoiMonth of interview
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January127.5.5
February241.8.8
March3731.41.4
April43.1.1
September9219141.941.9
October10221442.442.4
November1160811.611.6
December12701.31.3
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
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


bhhyoiYear of interview
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199292508397.297.2
1993931442.82.8
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteDue to extended fieldwork period this is an important check on recall data, e.g. in ascertaining for instance which 'Winter' or 'January' R is referring to.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bhsivw1Whether intervw at address at Wave 1
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text IC : Was an interview carried out at this address last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1458987.887.9
No263412.112.1
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Valid cases5223Missing cases4
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteKey routing check.
Variable OccurrenceW2


bhstypeType of accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text (FROM OBSERVATION) What type of accommodation does the household live in?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Det'd house/bungalow1101719.519.6
Semi-det'd house/bun2175733.633.8
End terraced house33727.17.2
Terraced house495518.318.4
Purpose built flat573114.014.1
Converted flat62124.14.1
Incl business premis734.7.7
Bedsit multi occup822.4.4
Bedsitter other913.2.3
Institutional1031.6.6
Other1148.9.9
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Valid cases5192Missing cases35
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
NoteRefers to space used by h/hold, not to issued address. Code 7 implies access to business premises without going outside building. Question change from Wave One to Wave Two, recoded 'Other' 0 into 11 and new category 10 `Institution'.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhsroomNumber of rooms in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text BH1 : I would like to ask you a few questions about your household's accommodation. How many rooms are there here, including bedrooms but excluding kitchens, bathrooms, and any rooms you may let or sublet?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11062.02.0
24218.18.1
3100219.219.2
4156630.030.1
5129724.824.9
64518.68.7
72184.24.2
8811.51.6
933.6.6
1016.3.3
116.1.1
123.1.1
131.0.0
142.0.0
162.0.0
211.0.0
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases5206Missing cases21
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteRooms currently sublet to persons outside h/hold are excluded, those occupied by lodgers or boarders within h/hold are included.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhsowndHouse owned or rented
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text BH2 : Does your household own or rent this accommodation or does it come rent-free?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned or on mortgage1352967.567.7
Shared ownership213.2.2
Rented3154929.629.7
Rent free41102.12.1
Other59.2.2
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases5210Missing cases17
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteShared ownership includes co-ownership and equity sharing schemes. Rent-free excludes cases of complete rebate through Housing Benefit and payment by charity.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhsowr1PNO of 1st person owning accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text BH3M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold015.3.4
1331663.493.8
21793.45.1
320.4.6
46.1.2
51.0.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8166831.9Missing
Valid cases3537Missing cases1690
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhsowr2PNO of 2nd person owning accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text BH3M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold0561.12.5
1561.12.5
2205139.293.3
323.41.0
48.2.4
54.1.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8300757.5Missing
Valid cases2198Missing cases3029
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmghaveHome mortgaged or owned outright
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text BH5 : Is this accommodation...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned outright1121423.234.3
Buying mortgage/loan2232644.565.7
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-8166831.9Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases3540Missing cases1687
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 ) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable BTENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhsowrpOutright home owner before 1.9.1991
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text BH6 : Did you become the outright owner(s) of this property before September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1108420.792.4
No2891.77.6
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-8403677.2Missing
Valid cases1173Missing cases4054
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGHAVE = 1) Asked if R's home is owned outright and R was interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteKey routing check.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgynotHow home came to be owned outright
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text BH7 : Which of the following best describes how you came to own this property outright? Have you...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Paid mortgage/loan126.520.2
Bought it with cash2911.770.5
Inherited all/share39.27.0
Other means of purch43.12.3
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-8507897.1Missing
Valid cases129Missing cases5098
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 1) Asked if R's home is owned outright
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


bhscostOriginal purchase price of property
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text BH8 (BH13,BH23,BH25,BH29) : How much did you pay for the property?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
56342.0858339.31150630000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13025.8100.0
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Inapplicable-8488393.4Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-113.2Missing
Valid cases302Missing cases4925
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGYNOT= 1-2) OR (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 ) Asked if R was buying the property with a mortgage or loan, or owns or part owns home and and was interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgstatMortgage status Sept. 1st 1991
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text BH9 : Last year on September 1st 1991 were you...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Buying with mortgage1204739.299.0
Renting217.3.8
Owned outright34.1.2
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-8313960.1Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases2068Missing cases3159
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGHAVE = 2) Asked if the property is being bought with a mortgage or loan and R was interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteAt Wave 3 and after see variable wMGLY.
Variable OccurrenceW2


bmgxtraTaken out additional mortgage on home
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text BH10 (BH33) : Since last year that is September 1st 1991 have you taken out any additional mortgage or loan on this house/flat?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12043.98.9
No2209740.191.1
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8290455.6Missing
Valid cases2301Missing cases2926
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgnewAmount of additional mortgage on home
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text BH11 (BH17,BH34) : How much in total is this additional mortgage or loan?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1028511650.3770084500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated12043.9100.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8499795.6Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases204Missing cases5023
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND ( BMGSTAT = 1 AND BMGXTRA = 1 OR BMGSTAT = 3)) OR BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGXTRA = 1) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and was either interviewed at present address and had a mortgage then or owned it outright, and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan, or if new address has taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes any additional loans, including second mortgages. If remortgaged, amount given is difference between mortgage paid off and remortgage towards this total. Includes imputed data. For variables directly associated with a question, the imputation flag variable 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 section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgxty1Extra loan for home extension
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text BH12A (BH18A) : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Home extension
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01683.280.8
Home extension140.819.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8499795.6Missing
Valid cases208Missing cases5019
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND ( BMGSTAT = 1 AND BMGXTRA = 1 OR BMGSTAT = 3)) OR BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGXTRA = 1) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and was either interviewed at present address and had a mortgage then or owned it outright, and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan, or if new address has taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgxty2Extra loan for home improvements
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text BH12B (BH18B) : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Home improvements or repairs
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01082.151.9
Home improvements11001.948.1
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8499795.6Missing
Valid cases208Missing cases5019
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND ( BMGSTAT = 1 AND BMGXTRA = 1 OR BMGSTAT = 3)) OR BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGXTRA = 1) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and was either interviewed at present address and had a mortgage then or owned it outright, and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan, or if new address has taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgxty3Extra loan for car purchase
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text BH12C (BH18C) : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Car purchase
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01943.793.3
Car purchase114.36.7
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8499795.6Missing
Valid cases208Missing cases5019
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND ( BMGSTAT = 1 AND BMGXTRA = 1 OR BMGSTAT = 3)) OR BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGXTRA = 1) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and was either interviewed at present address and had a mortgage then or owned it outright, and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan, or if new address has taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgxty4Extra loan for other consumer goods
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text BH12D (BH18D) : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Other consumer goods
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02003.896.2
Other consumer gds18.23.8
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8499795.6Missing
Valid cases208Missing cases5019
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND ( BMGSTAT = 1 AND BMGXTRA = 1 OR BMGSTAT = 3)) OR BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGXTRA = 1) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and was either interviewed at present address and had a mortgage then or owned it outright, and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan, or if new address has taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgxty5Extra loan for other specified reason
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text BH12E (BH18E) : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Other
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01402.767.3
Other specifed expen1681.332.7
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8499795.6Missing
Valid cases208Missing cases5019
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND ( BMGSTAT = 1 AND BMGXTRA = 1 OR BMGSTAT = 3)) OR BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGXTRA = 1) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and was either interviewed at present address and had a mortgage then or owned it outright, and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan, or if new address has taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgoldAmount borrowed at purchase: mortgagee
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text BH14 (BH30) : How much have you borrowed in order to buy this property?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
40450.9422706.431800140000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated12414.6100.0
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8493494.4Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Don't know-121.4Missing
Valid cases241Missing cases4986
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2 AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGSTAT = 2) OR BHSIVW1=2 )Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and R was either renting this property on 1.9.1991 and was interviewed at present address last year or was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords total amount borrowed at purchase.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmglifeYears left to pay: mortgagee
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text BH15 (BH31) : How many years has your mortgage still to run?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
20.945.80035
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.4
Period stated12524.899.6
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-8493494.4Missing
Don't know-115.3Missing
Valid cases253Missing cases4974
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2 AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGSTAT = 2) OR BHSIVW1=2 )Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and R was either renting this property on 1.9.1991 and was interviewed at present address last year or was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords date on which all mortgages on property paid off.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgtypeType of mortgage
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text BH16 (BH32) : Is your mortgage or loan...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Repaymnt mortge/loan1571.122.4
Endowment mortgage21793.470.2
Pt repaymnt/endowmnt35.12.0
Other mortgage/loan414.35.5
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8493494.4Missing
Don't know-112.2Missing
Valid cases255Missing cases4972
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BMGHAVE = 2 AND ( BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGSTAT = 2) OR BHSIVW1=2 )Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and R was either renting this property on 1.9.1991 and was interviewed at present address last year or was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpmgLast total monthly mortgage payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text BH19 (BH36) : How much was your last total monthly instalment on the mortgage(s) or loan(s)?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
281.33244.1884270
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1232944.6100.0
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Inapplicable-8288255.1Missing
Valid cases2329Missing cases2898
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data see note for BMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpmg1Mortgage includes protection policy
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text BH20A (BH37A) : Did that payment include any of the following?...A mortgage protection policy?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes163512.130.2
No2146928.169.8
Missing or wild-937.7Missing
Inapplicable-8302257.8Missing
Don't know-1641.2Missing
Valid cases2104Missing cases3123
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGHAVE = 2 AND BXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpmg2Mortgage includes structure insurance
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text BH20B (BH37B) : Did that payment include any of the following?...Building structure insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes199419.046.3
No2115122.053.7
Missing or wild-934.7Missing
Inapplicable-8302257.8Missing
Don't know-126.5Missing
Valid cases2145Missing cases3082
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGHAVE = 2 AND BXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpmg3Mortgage includes contents insurance
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text BH20C (BH37C) : Did that payment include any of the following?...Contents or possessions insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13757.217.4
No2177433.982.6
Missing or wild-939.7Missing
Inapplicable-8302257.8Missing
Don't know-117.3Missing
Valid cases2149Missing cases3078
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGHAVE = 2 AND BXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpmg4Mortgage includes extra payments
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text BH20D (BH37D) : Did that payment include any of the following?...Any other extra payments?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11001.94.7
No2203038.895.3
Missing or wild-9541.0Missing
Inapplicable-8302257.8Missing
Don't know-121.4Missing
Valid cases2130Missing cases3097
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 1 AND BMGHAVE = 2 AND BXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmgyr0Year mortgage began
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
89.534.576892
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given12474.7100.0
Missing or wild-923.4Missing
Inapplicable-8495394.8Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases247Missing cases4980
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 2) Asked if R owns or part owns property and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bhsyr0Year became owner: home bought outright
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text BH26 : In what year did you first become the owner of this house/flat?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
90.603.397692
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given125.5100.0
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-8518199.1Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases25Missing cases5202
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGHAVE = 1 AND BMGYNOT =2-4) Asked if R owns property outright and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bhsvalValue of property: home owners
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text BH27 : About how much would you expect to get for your home if you sold it today?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
77653.1849926.80150250000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated133.6100.0
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-8516898.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases5194
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 1-2 AND BHSIVW1 = 2 AND BMGHAVE = 1) Asked if R owns property outright and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data see note for BMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhsjbAccommodation with present job: renter
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text BH38 : Does the accommodation go with the present job of anyone in the household?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11022.06.1
No2156329.993.9
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-8354267.8Missing
Valid cases1665Missing cases3562
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentp1Who rents accommodation: 1st mention
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text BH39M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold027.51.6
1151028.991.3
2931.85.6
313.2.8
46.1.4
53.1.2
61.0.1
Missing or wild-932.6Missing
Inapplicable-8354267.8Missing
Valid cases1653Missing cases3574
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentp2Who rents accommodation: 2nd mention
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text BH39M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in houseshold021.45.8
115.34.1
23115.985.4
38.22.2
44.11.1
52.0.5
62.0.5
71.0.3
Missing or wild-932.6Missing
Inapplicable-8483192.4Missing
Valid cases364Missing cases4863
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentllLandlord of rented accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text BH40 : Who is the accommodation rented from or provided by?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Local auth/Council198318.859.1
NewTown Comm/Corp211.2.7
Property company3541.03.2
Scottish Homes44.1.2
Other housg assoc51653.29.9
Employer647.92.8
Other org7881.75.3
Relative8521.03.1
Employer912.2.7
Other individual102464.714.8
Missing or wild-923.4Missing
Inapplicable-8354267.8Missing
Valid cases1662Missing cases3565
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable BTENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentfAccommodation rented furnished or other
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text BH41 : Do you rent your accommodation...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Furnished11943.711.7
Partly furnished2641.23.9
Unfurnished3140426.984.5
Missing or wild-923.4Missing
Inapplicable-8354267.8Missing
Valid cases1662Missing cases3565
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable BTENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentNet amount of last rent payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text BH43 : How much was the last rent payment, including any services or water charges but after any rebates?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
103.85260.1116720
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1127224.3100.0
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-8365269.9Missing
Rent rebate-32865.5Missing
Valid cases1272Missing cases3955
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 ) Asked if R's home is rented
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here BRENT), and the period in weeks which it covered (here BRENTW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by number of weeks). Includes imputed data see note for BMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentwWeeks covered by last rent payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text BH44 : What period did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.463.34152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00127124.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.0017.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00393875.3Missing
Period uncodeable-3.001.0Missing
Valid cases1271Missing cases3956
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for BRENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brent1Rent includes water charges
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH45A : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Water charges?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14729.039.6
No272013.860.4
Missing or wild-931.6Missing
Inapplicable-8399076.3Missing
Don't know-114.3Missing
Valid cases1192Missing cases4035
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brent2Rent includes land or business premises
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH45B : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Land or business premises?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes127.52.3
No2115922.297.7
Missing or wild-942.8Missing
Inapplicable-8399076.3Missing
Don't know-19.2Missing
Valid cases1186Missing cases4041
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes farms.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brent3Rent includes garage
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH45C : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. A garage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11082.19.1
No2108320.790.9
Missing or wild-941.8Missing
Inapplicable-8399076.3Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases1191Missing cases4036
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brent4Rent includes heating lighting or water
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH45D : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Heating or lighting or hot water?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11372.611.5
No2105920.388.5
Missing or wild-937.7Missing
Inapplicable-8399076.3Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases1196Missing cases4031
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brent5Rent includes meals
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH45E : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Meals?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes112.21.0
No2117622.599.0
Missing or wild-944.8Missing
Inapplicable-8399076.3Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases1188Missing cases4039
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brent6Rent includes other services
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH45F : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Any other services your landlord might provide for you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11062.08.9
No2108220.791.1
Missing or wild-944.8Missing
Inapplicable-8399076.3Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases1188Missing cases4039
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brenthbReceives rent rebate or rent allowance
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH46 : Was any housing benefit such as a rent rebate or rent allowance deducted from the last rent payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14017.733.1
No280915.566.9
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8399176.4Missing
Valid cases1210Missing cases4017
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Allowances/Rebates
NoteExclude those whose rent is paid by individual or charitable organisation outside the household (e.g. relative) or where whole of rent is paid through income support or housing benefit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentgGross rent including Housing Benefit
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text BH47 : So what would the last rent payment have been if Housing Benefit had not been deducted from it?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
52.6560.585600
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated171313.6100.0
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-8449786.0Missing
Valid cases713Missing cases4514
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GT 0 ) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for BRENT. Includes imputed data see note for BMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


brentgwWeeks covered by gross rent
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text BH49 : What period would that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.301.04113
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.003486.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0020.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00485993.0Missing
Valid cases348Missing cases4879
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND = 3, 5 AND BRENT GE 0 ) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for BRENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxphsdfProblems paying for housing over year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text BH50 : Many people these days are finding it difficult to keep up with their housing payments. In the last twelve months would you say you have had any difficulties paying for your accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes165812.617.1
No2293856.276.5
rent rebate32464.76.4
Missing or wild-943.8Missing
Inapplicable-8132425.3Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-115.3Missing
Valid cases3842Missing cases1385
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND=3,5 OR (BHSOWND =1, 2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxphsd1Housing payments required borrowing
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text BH51A : Did you have to...(in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11232.419.5
No25089.780.5
Missing or wild-9691.3Missing
Inapplicable-8452686.6Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases631Missing cases4596
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND=3,5 OR (BHSOWND =1, 2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND BXPHSDF = 1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulty paying housing costs in the last twelve months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxphsd2Housing payments required cutbacks
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text BH51B : Did you have to...(in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes155110.584.5
No21011.915.5
Missing or wild-949.9Missing
Inapplicable-8452686.6Missing
Valid cases652Missing cases4575
Question RouteIF (BHSOWND=3,5 OR (BHSOWND =1, 2 AND BMGHAVE = 2) AND BXPHSDF = 1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulty paying housing costs in the last twelve months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18