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bhgsexSex - HH grid
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG3
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1463047.047.0
Female2521553.053.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type BINDALL
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhgbmMonth of birth - HH grid
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG4M
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January17787.97.9
February27637.87.8
March39409.59.6
April48698.88.8
May58418.58.5
June68078.28.2
July78168.38.3
August88248.48.4
September98568.78.7
October108088.28.2
November117647.87.8
December127747.97.9
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases9840Missing cases5
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type BINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhgbyYear of birth - HH grid
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG4Y
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1947.8418.4518951976
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated19841100.0100.0
Refused-24.0Missing
Valid cases9841Missing cases4
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type BINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmastatMarital status
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG7
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child under 16029.3.3
Married1557856.756.7
Living as couple27147.37.3
Widowed38088.28.2
Divorced44584.74.7
Separated51701.71.7
Never married6208821.221.2
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsMarital Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Relationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type BINDALL. 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


bhgspnPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG8
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH0358036.436.4
1307131.231.2
2303330.830.8
389.9.9
451.5.5
513.1.1
65.1.1
72.0.0
101.0.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type BINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhgempEmployment status - HH Grid
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG9
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 16 years058.6.6
Yes1569957.957.9
No2408741.541.5
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases9844Missing cases1
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


bhgfnoPNO of father
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH0894390.890.8
17407.57.5
21261.31.3
324.2.2
49.1.1
51.0.0
92.0.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type BINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhgmnoPNO of mother
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG11
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH0862487.687.6
13863.93.9
27637.87.8
348.5.5
414.1.1
59.1.1
71.0.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type BINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhgraResponsible adult
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text BHG12
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
09844100.0100.0
21.0.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
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


bageAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.9318.451597
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given19845100.0100.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note below for BAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bage12Age at 1.12.1992
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.0818.461597
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given19845100.0100.0
Valid cases9845Missing 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 1.12.92 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 BAGEI (on Record Type BINDALL), 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


bbutypeBenefit unit type
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651271827.627.6
Couple,1 ch,M lt 6529779.99.9
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653119012.112.1
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6545025.15.1
Couple,man 65 to 7457017.17.1
Couple,man 75+62702.72.7
F lone parent,lt 6073043.13.1
M lone parent,lt 65828.3.3
Single woman,lt 2092422.52.5
Single woman,20-39104524.64.6
Single woman,40-59112552.62.6
Single woman,60-74124004.14.1
Single woman,75+133423.53.5
Single man,lt 30148018.18.1
Single man,30-54153623.73.7
Single man,55-641686.9.9
Single man,65+172142.22.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases9844Missing cases1
Question RouteUses BHGSEX BMASTAT BAGE BHGEST BHGSPN BHGFNO BHGMNO BBUNO on Record BINDALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also BBUNO) 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


bbunoBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1689570.070.0
2170717.317.3
38148.38.3
42933.03.0
589.9.9
624.2.2
715.2.2
83.0.0
93.0.0
102.0.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO BHGSPN BHGFNO BHGMNO BHGRA BAGE BHGEMP BDEPCHL BHGR2R on Record BINDALL. Uses BHHSIZE on Record BHHRESP. Uses BREL BOPNO on Record BEGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also BBUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of BBUNO 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 BPNO of responsible adult BBUNO 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


bnchildNumber of own children in household
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0703171.471.4
1112211.411.4
2117411.911.9
34054.14.1
493.9.9
512.1.1
64.0.0
82.0.0
92.0.0
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BPNO BHGSEX BAGE on Record BINDALL. Uses BOPNO BREL on Record BEGOALT.
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


bhohConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1505851.451.4
Not head2478748.648.6
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BHSOWND BHSOWR1 BHSOWR2 BRENTP1 BRENTP2 on Record BHHRESP. Uses BAGE BHGSEX on Record BINDALL.
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


brach16Whether responsible adult for child
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1157516.016.1
No2823883.783.9
Inapplicable-832.3Missing
Valid cases9813Missing cases32
Question RouteUses BAGE BHGRA BIVFIO on Record BINDALL.
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


bsampstSample membership status
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM1928194.394.3
W1 non-cont/enum270.7.7
PSM: parent of OSM410.1.1
TSM54844.94.9
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BFINLOC BIVFIO PID on Record BINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT 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 BINDSAMP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmovestIndividual mover status
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non Mover1854686.886.8
Mover within GB27958.18.1
New Entrant W275045.15.1
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BFINLOC BIVFIO PID BSAMPST BLVLOC on Record BINDSAMP. Uses BHHMOVE BIVFHO on Record BHHSAMP.
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


bregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London13914.04.0
Outer London26316.46.4
R. of South East3180518.318.3
South West49259.49.4
East Anglia53823.93.9
East Midlands68058.28.2
West Midlands Conurb73723.83.8
R. of West Midlands84544.64.6
Greater Manchester93974.04.0
Merseyside102142.22.2
R. of North West114464.54.5
South Yorkshire122632.72.7
West Yorkshire133623.73.7
Humber143073.13.1
Wear152522.62.6
R. of North164004.14.1
Wales175105.25.2
Scotland189279.49.4
Missing-92.0Missing
Valid cases9843Missing 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


bhhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1133313.513.5
2324933.033.0
3200720.420.4
4207621.121.1
58248.48.4
62742.82.8
758.6.6
85.1.1
97.1.1
107.1.1
115.1.1
Valid cases9845Missing 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


bhhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly15805.95.9
Single Elderly27537.67.6
Couple No Children3282428.728.7
Couple: dep children4285629.029.0
Couple: non-dep chil5150715.315.3
Lone par: dep childr63873.93.9
Lone par: non-dep ch74434.54.5
2+ Unrelated adults83093.13.1
Other Households91861.91.9
Valid cases9845Missing 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 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


btenureHousing tenure
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1216622.022.1
Owned with Mortgage2484849.249.4
Local Authority rent3165416.816.8
Housing Assoc. rente42632.72.7
Rented from Employer51101.11.1
Rented private unfur63353.43.4
Rented private furni74314.44.4
Other rented816.2.2
Missing-922.2Missing
Valid cases9823Missing cases22
Question RouteUses BMGHAVE BRENTLL BRENTF BHSOWND on Record BHHRESP.
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


bqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11341.41.4
First Degree26356.46.8
Teaching QF32342.42.5
Other Higher QF4125512.713.3
Nursing QF51901.92.0
GCE A Levels6103310.511.0
GCE O Levels or Equi7198420.221.1
Commercial QF, No O83163.23.4
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G93843.94.1
Apprenticeship102432.52.6
Other QF1171.7.8
No QF12287729.230.6
Still At School No Q1347.5.5
Missing-956.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9403Missing cases442
Question RouteUses BSCNOW BFENOW BSCHOOL BSCEND BQFHAS BQFA BQFB BQFC BQFD BQFE BQFF BQFG BQFH BQFI BQFJ BQFK BQFL BQFM BQFN BQFED BQFEDA BQFEDB BQFEDC BQFEDD BQFEDE BQFEDF BQFEDG BQFEDH BQFEDI BQFEDJ BQFEDK BQFEDL BQFEDM BQFEDN BQFEDO BQFEDP BQFEDQ BQFEDR BQFEDS BQFX BQFXA BQFXB BQFXC BQFXD BQFXE BQFXF BQFXG BQFXH BQFXI BQFXJ BQFXK BQFXL BQFXM BQFXN BQFEDX BQFEDXA BQFEDXB BQFEDXC BQFEDXD BQFEDXE BQFEDXF BQFEDXG BQFEDXH BQFEDXI BQFEDXJ BQFEDXK on Record BINDRESP. Uses AQFEDHI on Record AINDRESP.
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 first iteration 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


bqfvocHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0639164.968.0
Yes1301430.632.0
Missing or wild-954.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9405Missing cases440
Question RouteUses BQFEDHI BQFB BQFC BQFD BQFE BQFF BQFG BQFH BQFI BQFXB BQFXC BQFXD BQFXE BQFXF BQFXG BQFXH BQFXI on Record BINDRESP. Uses AQFVOC on Record AINDRESP.
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 first iteration 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


bqfachiHighest academic qualification
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11341.41.4
1st Degree26366.56.8
HND,HNC,Teaching35015.15.3
A Level4143014.515.2
O Level5241124.525.6
CSE65045.15.4
None of These7379038.540.3
Missing-953.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9406Missing cases439
Question RouteUses BQFA BQFB BQFC BQFD BQFE BQFF BQFG BQFH BQFI BQFJ BQFK BQFL BQFM BQFN BQFED BQFEDA BQFEDB BQFEDC BQFEDD BQFEDE BQFEDF BQFEDG BQFEDH BQFEDI BQFEDJ BQFEDK BQFEDL BQFEDM BQFEDN BQFEDO BQFEDP BQFEDQ BQFEDR BQFEDS BQFEDHI BQFXA BQFXB BQFXC BQFXD BQFXE BQFXF BQFXG BQFXH BQFXI BQFXJ BQFXK BQFXL BQFXM BQFXN BQFEDX BQFEDXA BQFEDXB BQFEDXC BQFEDXD BQFEDXE BQFEDXF BQFEDXG BQFEDXH BQFEDXI BQFEDXJ BQFEDXK on Record BINDRESP. Uses AQFACHI on Record AINDRESP.
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 first iteration 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


bjbftEmployed full time
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1434644.177.5
Part time: lt 30 hrs2126512.822.5
Missing or wild-91982.0Missing
Inapplicable-8403641.0Missing
Valid cases5611Missing cases4234
Question RouteUses BJBHAS BJBOFF BJBSEMP BJBHRS BJBOT BJSHRS on Record BINDRESP.
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


bpaygGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
999.93743.92138606.62
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00452245.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.003213.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases4522Missing cases5323
Question RouteUses BPAYGW BPAYGL BPAYNW BPAYNL BSPJB BMLSTAT BSEX BJBPENM BJBPEN BIVLYR on Record BINDRESP. Uses AHID PID APNO on Record XWAVEID. Uses AJBPENM on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job (BPAYGL) 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


bpaynNet rate of pay per month: last payment
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
745.18495.08136636.10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00452245.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.003213.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases4522Missing cases5323
Question RouteUses BIVFIO BPAYGW BPAYGL BPAYNW BSEX BMLSTAT BJBPENM BSPJB BAGE BJBPEN PID BIVLYR on Record BINDRESP. Uses AHID APNO PID on Record XWAVEID. Uses AJBPENM on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job (BPAYNL) 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


bpayguUsual gross pay per month: current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
976.16728.37138606.62
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00484349.2100.0
Inapplicable-8.00461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases4843Missing cases5002
Question RouteUses BIVFIO BHGSPN BJBPENM BPAYUSL BPAYG BPAYUG BPAYU BPAYUW BPAYN BMLSTAT BSEX BSPJB BJBSEMP BAGE BJBPEN PID BIVLYR on Record BINDRESP. Uses AHID APNO on Record XWAVEID. Uses AJBPENM on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
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 BPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BPAYGUI 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


bpaynuUsual net pay per month: current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
729.71482.61136636.10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00484349.2100.0
Inapplicable-8.00461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases4843Missing cases5002
Question RouteUses BIVFIO BHGSPN BJBPENM BPAYUSL BPAYN BPAYG BPAYUG BPAYU BPAYUW BMLSTAT BSEX BSPJB BJBSEMP BAGE BJBPEN PID BIVLYR on Record BINDRESP. Uses AHID APNO on Record XWAVEID. Uses AJBPENM on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
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 BPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BPAYNUI 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


bpaygtyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept this year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
975.34778.3408606.62
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0090.91.6
Amount stated1.00544455.398.4
Inapplicable-8.00392539.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases5534Missing cases4311
Question RouteUses BIVFIO BJBSTAT BJBHAS BJBOFF BJBSEMP BJSACCS BJBPROF BJSPAYG BJBPENM BMLSTAT BSEX BPAYGU BJTYID on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJHSTAT BJHGPAY on Record BJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.92. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees BPAYGU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit. If current job spell started after 1.9.92, then this variable is equal to value of BJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BPAYGTI 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


bpayglyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
969.211059.26048000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0058.61.1
Amount stated1.00541755.098.9
Inapplicable-8.00398440.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases5475Missing cases4370
Question RouteUses BHGSPN BJBSTAT BJBPENM BMLSTAT BSEX BAGE BJBOFF BJBHAS BJBSEMP BJSACCS BJSPROF BJSPAYG BJSPRBM BJSPRBY BJSPREM BJSPAYL BJSPYBY BJSPYEM BJSPYEY BPAYLY BPAYLYW BPAYLYG BCJSBLY BSPJB BJLYID BPAYGU PID BIVLYR BIVFIO BCJSBLY on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJHSTAT BJHGPAY on Record BJOBHIST. Uses AHID APNO AIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses APAYGTY on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.91. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees BPAYLY 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 1.9.91, then this variable is equal to the value of BJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BPAYGLI 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


bpayntyUsual monthly net pay: Sept this year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
734.65536.72010000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0090.91.6
Amount stated1.00546055.598.4
Inapplicable-8.00390939.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases5550Missing cases4295
Question RouteUses BIVFIO BJBSTAT BJBHAS BJBOFF BJBSEMP BJSACCS BJBPROF BJSPAYG BJBPENM BMLSTAT BSEX BSPJB BPAYNU BJTYID on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJHSTAT BJHGPAY on Record BJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.92. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees BPAYNU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. If the current job spell started after 1.9.92, then this variable is equal to the value of BJHNPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BPAYNTYI 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


bpaynlyUsual monthly net pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
724.51673.71029127.10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0058.61.1
Amount stated1.00541755.098.9
Inapplicable-8.00398440.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases5475Missing cases4370
Question RouteUses PID BIVLYR BIVFIO BCJSBLY BHGSPN BJBSTAT BJBPENM BMLSTAT BSEX BJBOFF BJBHAS BJBSEMP BJACCS BJSPROF BJSPAYG BJSPRBM BJSPRBY BJSPREM BJSPAYL BJSPYBM BJSPYEM BJSPYEY BPAYLY BPAYLYW BPAYLYG BSPJB BJLYID BPAYNU BAGE on Record BINDRESP. uSES BJHSTAT BJHNPAY ON Record BJOBHIST. Uses AIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses APAYNTY on Record AINDRESP .
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.91. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees answer to BPAYLY 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 1.9.91, then this variable is equal to the value of BJHNPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BPAYNLI 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


bjsprofMonthly self employed profit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
930.971160.9208333.25
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00941.018.1
Amount stated1.004264.381.9
Inapplicable-8.00893990.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases520Missing cases9325
Question RouteUses BJBSEMP BJSACCS BJSPAYL BJSPYBM BJSPYBY BJSPYEM BJSPYEY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
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. BJSPAYG). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here BJSPROFI) 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


bjspaygMonthly self employed gross pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
902.62782.720.254135.25
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.001982.0100.0
Inapplicable-8.00926194.1Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases198Missing cases9647
Question RouteUses BJBSEMP BJSACCS BJSPAYL BJSPYBM BJSPYBY BJSPYEM BJSPYEY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
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. BJSPROF). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here BJSPAYG) 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


bcjstenLength (days) of current labour market
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2732.463556.46025287
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004.0.0
Amount stated1.00941995.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0036.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases9423Missing cases422
Question RouteUses BJBHAS BJBOFF BJBBGD BJBBGM BJBBGY BJBSEMP BJSBGD BJSBGM BJSBGY BCJSBGD BCJSBGM BCJSBGY BDOID BDOIM on Record BINDRESP
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 1991, 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


bcjswk9Weeks in current spell: year to 1.9.92
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.8315.91052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004694.85.0
Amount stated1.00898891.395.0
Missing or wild-9.002.0Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases9457Missing cases388
Question RouteUses BJBHAS BJBOFF BJBSEMP BJBSTAT BJBBGD BJBBGM BJBBGY BJSBGD BJSBGM BJSBGY BCJSBGD BCJSBGM BCJSBGY BCJSBLY BJLYID BJTYID on Record BINDRESP.
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


bjlidIdentifier of latest job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0580959.062.9
Job spell 114494.64.9
Job spell 2246.5.5
Job spell 334.0.0
Job spell 441.0.0
Last job - J36121291.31.4
See AJLID13279628.430.3
Missing-927.3Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases9234Missing cases611
Question RouteUses BJBHAS BJBOFF BJBSTAT BCJSBLY BNJBS BJBHAD on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJSPNO BJHSTAT on Record BJOBHIST. Uses wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses AJLID on Record AINDRESP.
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


bjlyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0739975.278.2
Job spell 11145714.815.4
Job spell 224344.44.6
Job spell 331141.21.2
Job spell 4436.4.4
Job spell 5510.1.1
Job spell 667.1.1
Job spell 771.0.0
Job spell 881.0.0
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9459Missing cases386
Question RouteUses BJBSTAT BCJSBLY BCJSBGD BCJSBGM BCJSBGY BIVFIO on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJSPNO on Record BJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies the respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 1991. (i.e. it identifies the current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.91, and the relevant BJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjtyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.92
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0904291.895.7
Job spell 113994.14.2
Job spell 229.1.1
Job spell 331.0.0
Missing-98.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9451Missing cases394
Question RouteUses BJBHAS BJBOFF BJBSEMP BJBSTAT BJBBGD BJBBGM BJBBGY BJSBGD BJSBGM BJSBGY BCJSBGD BCJSBGM BCJSBGY BCJSBLY on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJSPNO BJHBGD BJHBGM BJHBGY BJHSTAT on Record BJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 1992. (i.e. identifies current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.92, and relevant BJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbsegSocio economic group: present job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large110.1.2
Managers,large24594.77.9
Employers,small31731.83.0
Managers,small42902.95.0
Professional Self-em572.71.2
Professional employe62332.44.0
Int. non-manual,work77237.312.5
Int. non-man,foreman82442.54.2
Junior non-manual9119412.120.6
Personal service wrk103543.66.1
Foreman manual112542.64.4
Skilled manual wkrs125775.99.9
Semi-skilled manual135065.18.7
Unskilled manual wkr142452.54.2
Own account wkrs153803.96.5
Farmers - employers,1613.1.2
Farmers - own accoun1715.2.3
Agricultural workers1853.5.9
Members of armed for198.1.1
Missing-94.0Missing
Not Applicable-8403841.0Missing
Valid cases5803Missing cases4042
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
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


bjbgoldGoldthorpe Social Class: present job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher17988.113.8
Service class,lower2117812.020.3
Routine non-manual e38588.714.8
Personal service wor44594.77.9
Sml props w employee51531.62.6
Sml props w/o employ63663.76.3
Farmers,Smallholders742.4.7
Foreman,Technicians84154.27.2
Skilled manual worke94764.88.2
Semi,unskilled manua10101510.317.5
Agricultural workers1143.4.7
Missing-94.0Missing
Not Applicable-8403841.0Missing
Valid cases5803Missing cases4042
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial 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