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bxphsdbBeen 2+ months late with housing payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text BH52 : In the last twelve months have you ever found yourself more than two months behind with your rent/mortgage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11583.024.0
No24999.576.0
Missing or wild-944.8Missing
Inapplicable-8452686.6Missing
Valid cases657Missing cases4570
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
NoteExcludes accidental nonpayments.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcdhaveHas one of listed items in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH53 : Would you look at this card (H1) please and tell me if you have any of the items listed in your (part of the) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1514498.498.8
No2651.21.2
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes items both owned and rented, also in store or being repaired. A filter question to route out those who have none of listed items. Note also that after Wave 1 questions about ownership of items (ACD*OWN) were dropped as they had led to large amounts of missing (-9) data in variables ACD1NEW and ACD2NEW.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd1useColour TV in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54A : Which items do you have? Colour television
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned02244.34.3
Yes1498595.495.7
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd1newColour TV bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55A : Was it (Colour television) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0457887.691.8
Yes14077.88.2
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-82244.3Missing
Valid cases4985Missing cases242
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD1USE = 1) Asked if R has a colour television
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd2useVCR in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54B : Which items do you have? Video recorder
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0140626.927.0
Yes1380372.873.0
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd2newVCR bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55B : Was it (Video recorder) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0337664.688.8
Yes14278.211.2
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-8140626.9Missing
Valid cases3803Missing cases1424
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD2USE = 1) Asked if R has a video recorder
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd3useFreezer in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54C : Which items do you have? Deep freeze or fridge freezer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned080315.415.4
Yes1440684.384.6
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items. Excludes fridge only.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd3newFreezer bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55C : Was it (Deep freeze or fridge freezer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0403877.391.6
Yes13687.08.4
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-880315.4Missing
Valid cases4406Missing cases821
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD3USE = 1) Asked if R has a deep freeze or fridge freezer
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd4useWashing machine in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54D : Which items do you have? Washing machine
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned065812.612.6
Yes1455187.187.4
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items. Excludes washing machine in communal laundry, Includes combined washer\driers.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd4newWashing machine bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55D : Was it (washing machine) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0414979.491.2
Yes14027.78.8
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-865812.6Missing
Valid cases4551Missing cases676
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD4USE = 1) Asked if R has awashing machine
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd5useTumble dryer in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54E : Which items do you have? Tumble drier
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0265950.951.0
Yes1255048.849.0
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items, plus combined washer\driers.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd5newTumble dryer bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55E : Was it (tumble drier) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0240446.094.3
Yes11462.85.7
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-8265950.9Missing
Valid cases2550Missing cases2677
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD5USE = 1) Asked if R has a tumble drier
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd6useDish washer in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54F : Which items do you have? Dish washer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0433582.983.2
Yes187416.716.8
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd6newDish washer bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55F : Was it (dish washer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned074914.385.7
Yes11252.414.3
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-8433582.9Missing
Valid cases874Missing cases4353
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD6USE = 1) Asked if R has a dishwasher
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd7useMicrowave oven in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54G : Which items do you have? Microwave oven
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0208339.940.0
Yes1312659.860.0
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd7newMicrowave oven bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55G : Was it (microwave oven) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0283754.390.8
Yes12895.59.2
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-8208339.9Missing
Valid cases3126Missing cases2101
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD7USE = 1) Asked if R has a microwave oven
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd8useHome computer in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54H : Which items do you have? Home computer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0399676.476.7
Yes1121323.223.3
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items, even if used only for games, but only if has a keyboard. Includes those used for business purposes by self-employed, but excludes those provided by employers for work at home.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd8newHome computer bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55H : Was it (home computer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned097518.780.4
Yes12384.619.6
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-8399676.4Missing
Valid cases1213Missing cases4014
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD8USE = 1) Asked if R has a home computer
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd9useCD player in accommodation
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH54I : Which items do you have? Compact Disc Player
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0337764.664.8
Yes1183235.035.2
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Valid cases5209Missing cases18
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes both owned and rented items.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcd9newCD player bought in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text BH55I : Was it (compact disc player) bought in the last year since September 1st 1991?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0138526.575.6
Yes14478.624.4
Missing or wild-918.3Missing
Inapplicable-8337764.6Missing
Valid cases1832Missing cases3395
Question RouteIF (BCDHAVE = 1 AND BCD9USE = 1) Asked if R has a compact disc player
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteIncludes purchase by members of h/hold who have since left, or gifts, plus goods bought second hand or on credit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcdnuxpAmount spent on items in past year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text BH56 : How much in total have you paid for these, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
427.68400.4305655
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
036.72.0
Amount stated1177433.998.0
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-8326162.4Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-11322.5Missing
Valid cases1810Missing cases3417
Question RouteIF (BCD1NEW = 1 OR BCD2NEW = 1 OR BCD3NEW = 1 OR BCD4NEW = 1 OR BCD5NEW = 1 OR BCD6NEW = 1 OR BCD7NEW = 1 OR BCD8NEW = 1 OR BCD9NEW = 1) Asked if R bought any listed items in the last year
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bhsipPaid for home improvements in past year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text BH57 : During the last year, that is since September 1st 1991 have (any of you) paid for any major repairs or improvements to your home such as those listed on this card (H2)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1216441.441.6
No2303558.158.4
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Valid cases5199Missing cases28
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
Housing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
NoteIncludes work started but not completed and work undertaken through payment by instalments or on credit. Redecoration included only if substantial ( eg a whole room).
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5


bhsipxpAmount paid for home improvements
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text BH58 : How much in total did you pay, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1662.353897.40080000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
08.2.4
Amount stated1207139.699.6
Missing or wild-929.6Missing
Inapplicable-8303558.1Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-1781.5Missing
Valid cases2079Missing cases3148
Question RouteIF (BHSIP = 1) Asked if R has paid for major repairs or improvements to home since 1.9.1991
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
NoteSee note for BHSIP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5


bheatchHousehold has central heating
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text BH59 : Do you have any form of central heating, including any electric storage heaters, in your (part of the) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1436483.583.8
No284616.216.2
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Valid cases5210Missing cases17
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteIncludes any system where two or more rooms are heated from central source. Does not include appliances plugged into mains circuit at wall.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bheatypCentral heating fuel type
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text BH60 : Is the central heating fuelled by...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mains gas1334664.077.1
Electricity254110.412.5
Solid fuel32464.75.7
Oil41703.33.9
Something else537.7.9
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-884616.2Missing
Don't know-121.4Missing
Valid cases4340Missing cases887
Question RouteIF (BHEATCH = 1) Asked if R's home has central heating
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for BHEATCH.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpoilyExpenditure on fuel oil in last year
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text BH61 : How much have you spent on oil for the central heating in the last year?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
412.97233.4001500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.01.4
Amount stated11432.798.6
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8503796.4Missing
Don't know-123.4Missing
Valid cases145Missing cases5082
Question RouteIF (BHEATCH = 1 AND BHEATYP = 4) Asked if R's central heating is oil fired
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteMonthly fuel oil and total fuel expenditures given in derived variable BXPOIL and BXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bgasuseHH has gas supply, not gas cent htg
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text BH62 : Do you have gas supplied to your (part of this) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes184716.245.7
No2100819.354.3
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8334664.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases1855Missing cases3372
Question RouteIF (BHEATYP = 2-5) Asked if R's home does not have gas fired central heating
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bgaswayMethod of paying for gas
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text BH63 : Do you pay for your gas by...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter11522.93.6
Account2234044.855.9
Board budgeting sche3152029.136.3
Inc in rent4871.72.1
Other5891.72.1
Missing or wild-923.4Missing
Inapplicable-8101319.4Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases4188Missing cases1039
Question RouteIF (BGASUSE = 1 OR BHEATYP = 1) Asked if R has gas supplied to home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bxpgaslAmount of last gas payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text BH64 : How much was your last (account) payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
49.1349.200999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.1
Amount stated1364869.899.9
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-8125524.0Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Don't know-12925.6Missing
Valid cases3650Missing cases1577
Question RouteIF ((BGASUSE = 1 OR BHEATYP = 1) AND BGASWAY = 2,3,5) Asked if R has gas supplied to home and pays for it by means other than slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here BXPGASL), and the period in weeks which it covered (here BXPGASW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by the number of weeks. Monthly gas and total fuel expenditures given in derived variables BXPGAS and BXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bxpgaswWeeks covered by last gas payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text BH65 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.585.360.2099.90
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.201.0.0
Period stated1.00358068.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.00831.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00155229.7Missing
Period uncodeable-3.007.1Missing
Refused-2.001.0Missing
Don't know-1.003.1Missing
Valid cases3581Missing cases1646
Question RouteIF ((BGASUSE = 1 OR BHEATYP = 1) AND BGASWAY = 2,3,5 AND BXPGASL GE 0) Asked if R has gas supplied to home and pays for it by means other than a slot meter and last payment recorded
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for BXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bxpgaslwExpenditure on gas last week
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text BH66 : About how much did your household spend on gas last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
7.085.11030
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.12.1
Amount stated11412.797.9
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8505296.7Missing
Don't know-17.1Missing
Valid cases144Missing cases5083
Question RouteIF ((BGASUSE = 1 OR BHEATYPE = 1) AND BGASWAY = 1) Asked if R has gas supplied to home and pays for it by slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for BXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


blecwayMethod of paying for electricity
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text BH67 : Is the electricity (for this part of the accommodation) paid for by...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter15089.79.8
Account2316360.560.8
Board budgeting sche3140026.826.9
Inc in rent4781.51.5
Other5501.01.0
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-16.1Missing
Valid cases5199Missing cases28
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bxpleclAmount of last electricity payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text BH68 : How much was your last account payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
58.0347.110649
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.0
Amount stated1428582.0100.0
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-859311.3Missing
Refused-27.1Missing
Don't know-13176.1Missing
Valid cases4286Missing cases941
Question RouteIF (BLECWAY = 2,3,5) Asked if R pays for electricity by means other than slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for BXPGASL. Montly electricity and total fuel expenditures given in derived variables BXPLEC and BXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bxplecwWeeks covered by electricity payment
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (21)
Question Number and Text BH69 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
10.114.41152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00425681.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.00501.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.0091717.5Missing
Period uncodeable-3.003.1Missing
Don't know-1.001.0Missing
Valid cases4256Missing cases971
Question RouteIF (BLECWAY = 2,3,5 AND BXPLECL GT 0) Asked if R pays for electricity by means other than slot meter and last payment recorded
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee notes for BXPGASL and BXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bxpleclwExpenditure on electricity last week
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (21)
Question Number and Text BH70 : About how much did your household spend on electricity in the last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.784.74135
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated14979.5100.0
Missing or wild-923.4Missing
Inapplicable-8469889.9Missing
Don't know-19.2Missing
Valid cases497Missing cases4730
Question RouteIF (BLECWAY = 1) Asked if R pays for electricity by slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for BXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


bxpfoodTotal weekly food and grocery bill
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (21)
Question Number and Text BH71 : Please look at this card (H3) and tell me approximately how much your household spends each week on food and groceries?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 101911.71.8
10-19256810.911.0
20-29388316.917.1
30-39491217.417.6
40-49579115.115.3
50-59670513.513.6
60-79773914.114.3
80-9983105.96.0
100-11991072.02.1
120-1391040.8.8
140-1591118.3.3
160 or over126.1.1
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Refused-27.1Missing
Don't know-129.6Missing
Valid cases5170Missing cases57
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Food
NoteIncludes "take-aways" eaten in, but excludes all meals eaten outside the home. 'Don't know' is not a response option on the showcard. At Wave One the question was worded differently and gave rise to a continuous variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bncarsCar or van available for private use
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (22)
Question Number and Text BH72 : Is there a car or van normally available for private use by you or any members of your household? IF YES How many cars or vans?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0153129.329.7
One1241046.146.8
Two2103619.820.1
3+31783.43.5
Missing or wild-9721.4Missing
Valid cases5155Missing cases72
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsTransport
NoteIncludes long term hire, excludes occasional hire and vehicles used solely in course of work and those currently unfit for use with no intention to repair.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivh1PNO of 1st person answering HH questions
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (22)
Question Number and Text BH73M1 : Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.0
1370370.871.2
2141827.127.3
3581.11.1
414.3.3
55.1.1
62.0.0
71.0.0
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Valid cases5203Missing cases24
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


bivh2PNO of 2nd person answering HH questions
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (22)
Question Number and Text BH73M2 : Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
12344.519.9
290217.376.8
323.42.0
47.1.6
52.0.2
64.1.3
72.0.2
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8402977.1Missing
Valid cases1174Missing cases4053
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


bivh3PNO of 3rd person answering HH questions
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (22)
Question Number and Text BH73M3 : Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11.06.7
24.126.7
36.140.0
42.013.3
51.06.7
71.06.7
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8518899.3Missing
Valid cases15Missing cases5212
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


bivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10455687.287.2
Interviews + proxies113346.46.4
Interviews + refusal123296.36.3
HH comp + qaire only132.0.0
Pxy at original addr156.1.1
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAll waves after Wave 1 use a consistent coding frame derived from the coversheet interviewer check. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhhdcHousehold level document check
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full Household Docs1521199.799.7
Household Q Missing216.3.3
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


bxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhhsizeNumber of Persons in Household
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1133325.525.5
2173133.133.1
387916.816.8
485516.416.4
53166.06.0
6891.71.7
717.3.3
82.0.0
92.0.0
101.0.0
112.0.0
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteCalculated by summing the number of individuals per household.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly158011.111.1
Single Elderly275314.414.4
Couple No Children3143527.527.5
Couple: dep children4130224.924.9
Couple: non-dep chil54839.29.2
Lone par: dep childr62875.55.5
Lone par: non-dep ch72013.83.8
2+ Unrelated adults81182.32.3
Other Households9681.31.3
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BHHSIZE BNKIDS BNCOUPLE BNONEPAR BNPENS on Record BHHRESP. Uses BAGE BHGSEX BMASTAT BHGSPN BDEPCHL on Record BINDALL. Uses BOPNO BREL on Record BEGOALT.
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 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


bregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12224.24.2
Outer London23296.36.3
R. of South East394718.118.1
South West44839.29.2
East Anglia52063.93.9
East Midlands64077.87.8
West Midlands Conurb72013.83.8
R. of West Midlands82434.64.7
Greater Manchester92214.24.2
Merseyside101182.32.3
R. of North West112394.64.6
South Yorkshire121422.72.7
West Yorkshire131943.73.7
Humber141633.13.1
Wear151332.52.5
R. of North162094.04.0
Wales172605.05.0
Scotland185089.79.7
Missing-92.0Missing
Valid cases5225Missing cases2
Question RouteUses AREGION on Record AHHSAMP. Uses AHID BHHMOVE on Record BHHSAMP.
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


bnch02Number children in household aged 0-2
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0487593.393.3
13286.36.3
223.4.4
31.0.0
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BAGE on Record BINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnch34Number children in household aged 3-4
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0484492.792.7
13626.96.9
221.4.4
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BAGE on Record BINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnch511Number children in household aged 5-11
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0436583.583.5
153910.310.3
22745.25.2
342.8.8
46.1.1
61.0.0
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BAGE on Record BINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnch1215Number children in household aged 12-15
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0465089.089.0
14628.88.8
21112.12.1
34.1.1
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BAGE on Record BINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnch1618Number dependent children in HH 16+
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0520199.599.5
126.5.5
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BAGE on Record BINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMeasures the number of dependent children in the h/hold aged 16 and over; defined as those unmarried, aged under 19, and in school or non-advanced further education. The sum of this variable and BNKIDS gives the total number of dependent children in the h/hold. Missing if any person in the h/hold has a missing age, or if a child in the age range has a missing employment status.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnkidsNumber of children in household
Record TypeBHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0362869.469.4
165812.612.6
264412.312.3
32324.44.4
4531.01.0
56.1.1
63.1.1
71.0.0
81.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases5227Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BAGE on Record BINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThis is the number of children under 16 years old. It may not equal the sum of BNCH02 + BNCH34 + BNCH511 + BNCH1215 as it includes children whose age is missing.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18