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bpayglGross pay at last payment
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text BE19 : The last time you were paid, what was your gross pay - that is including any overtime, bonuses, commission, tips or tax refund, but before any deductions for tax, national insurance or pension contributions, union dues and so on?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1120.692967.44354000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1436944.4100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-22322.4Missing
Don't know-12412.4Missing
Valid cases4369Missing cases5476
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaygwPay period (weeks): last gross pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text BE20OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3.947.290.1052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00434644.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.0020.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00508951.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Period uncodeable-3.003.0Missing
Don't know-1.001.0Missing
Valid cases4346Missing cases5499
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee that has indicated gross pay at last payment
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of receipt or payment (here BPAYGL), and the period in weeks which it covered (here BPAYGW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by number of weeks). You should be aware that for a small number of cases the period of receipt is less than one week. You may wish to take special action in these cases. There are derived gross pay, net pay, and total income variables toward the end of this Record Type.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaynlTake-home pay at last payment
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text BE21 : And what was your take-home pay last time, that is after any deductions were made for tax, National Insurance, pensions, union dues etc?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
669.851052.89633000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1396240.2100.0
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-8484849.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
No deductions-35325.4Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-11111.1Missing
Valid cases3962Missing cases5883
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee that has indicated gross pay at last payment
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaynwPay period (weeks): last take-home pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text BE22OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3.213.030.1052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00395340.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.0010.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00549555.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Don't know-1.001.0Missing
Valid cases3953Missing cases5892
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and deductions were made
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpayslpPay slip seen by interviewer
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text BE23 : RECORD PAY SLIP CHECK
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Latest payslip seen1172517.539.7
Early payslip seen21651.73.8
No payslip seen3245324.956.5
Missing or wild-91531.6Missing
Inapplicable-8496350.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases4343Missing cases5502
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL GT -1 AND BPAYNL GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee that has indicated gross pay at last payment, and last take home pay was recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpayuslWas last gross pay the usual amount
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text BE25 : Your take home pay last time was (AMOUNT AT E21). Is this the amount you usually receive (before any statutory sick pay or statutory maternity pay)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1364637.081.3
No28388.518.7
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8496350.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-16.1Missing
Valid cases4484Missing cases5361
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteThe question at Wave 1 asked about GROSS pay, at Wave 2 and thereafter, take home pay. This has consequences for wPAYU which is therefore, only strictly comparable after Wave 1. See Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpayuUsual pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text BE26 : How much are you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
563.60961.56618000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated17797.9100.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-158.6Missing
Valid cases779Missing cases9066
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GE 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee the note for BPAYUSL regarding cross wave comparability of this variable. See Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpayuwUsual pay: pay period (weeks)
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text BE27OC : What period does that cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.202.0.3
.401.0.1
.602.0.3
1.003533.645.3
2.0014.11.8
4.0065.78.3
4.333373.443.3
5.001.0.1
10.001.0.1
52.003.0.4
Missing or wild-9.0013.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00866788.0Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases779Missing cases9066
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GE 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and usual amount is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW and BPAYUSL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpayugUsual pay: gross/net of deductions
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE28 : And is that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or are there usually no deductions at all made from your salary?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions11561.620.2
After deductions25525.671.4
No deductions365.78.4
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Inapplicable-8866788.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases773Missing cases9072
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GE 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and usual amount is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf1Last pay unusual: included back pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29A : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? It included back pay
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned07457.691.4
Incl back pay170.78.6
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf2Last pay unusual: included holiday pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29B : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? It included advance holiday pay
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned07948.197.4
Incl adv holiday pay121.22.6
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf3Last pay unusual: included tax refund
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29C : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? It included a tax refund
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned07998.198.0
Incl tax refund116.22.0
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf4Last pay unusual: included sick pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29D : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? It included statutory sick pay
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned08098.299.3
Incl stat sick pay16.1.7
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf5Last pay unusual: sick without pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29E : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? Absent due to sickness, no statutory sick pay included
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned07898.096.8
Abs/no sick pay incl126.33.2
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf6Last pay unusual: included maternity pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29F : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? It included statutory maternity pay
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned08128.299.6
Incl maternity pay13.0.4
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf7Last pay unusual through overtime
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29G : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? Unusual amount of overtime
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned05045.161.8
Unusual amt overtime13113.238.2
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaydf8Last pay unusual for other reason
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text BE29H : Can I just check, why was it that your pay last time was different from your usual pay? Other (SPECIFY)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned04134.250.7
Other14024.149.3
Missing or wild-935.4Missing
Inapplicable-8860987.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases815Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYGL NE -2 AND BPAYNL GT 0 AND BPAYUSL = 2 AND BPAYU NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and last take home pay was recorded and was not usual amount and R did not refuse to give usual amount
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbbgdDay started current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text BE31D : What was the date you started working in your present position? If you have been promoted or changed grades, please give me the date of that change. Otherwise please give me the date when you started doing the job you are doing now for your present employer. Day
Valid cases2556Missing cases7289
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteThis refers to job recorded in BJBSOC. Length of job spell is found in derived variables BCJSTEN and BCJSWK9.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbbgmMonth started current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text BE31M : What was the date you started working in your present position? If you have been promoted or changed grades, please give me the date of that change. Otherwise please give me the date when you started doing the job you are doing now for your present employer. Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13984.08.6
February22732.85.9
March33363.47.3
April44574.69.9
May53213.36.9
June64184.29.0
July73944.08.5
August84334.49.4
September97207.315.6
October104144.28.9
November112933.06.3
December121431.53.1
Winter132.0.0
Spring146.1.1
Summer1514.1.3
Autumn165.1.1
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-12082.1Missing
Valid cases4627Missing cases5218
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 ) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSee note for BJBBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbbgyYear started current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text BE31Y : What was the date you started working in your present position? If you have been promoted or changed grades, please give me the date of that change. Otherwise please give me the date when you started doing the job you are doing now for your present employer. Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
87.705.814593
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1483249.1100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases4832Missing cases5013
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 ) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSee note for BJBBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjbbglyStarted job after 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text BE32 : Interviewer Check Is date at BE31 September 1st 1991 or before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.09.91 or before1345135.171.3
After 01.09.912138814.128.7
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases4839Missing cases5006
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 ) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSee note for BJBBGD. This is a key routing variable which filters those whose job has not changed away from most of this section.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbsectEmploying organisation: current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text BE33 : Which of the types of organisations on this card (20) do you work for (in your main job)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Private firm/company1129713.272.0
Civil Srv/Cntrl Govt259.63.3
Local Govt/town hall32112.111.7
NHS or higher educ41321.37.3
Natnalised industry520.21.1
Non-profit orgs.647.52.6
Armed forces715.2.8
Other821.21.2
Missing or wild-939.4Missing
Inapplicable-8800281.3Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1802Missing cases8043
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Sector and Duties
NoteAt current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbonusPay includes bonuses or profit share
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text BE34 : Does your pay ever include incentive bonuses or profit related pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13914.024.4
No2121412.375.6
Missing or wild-920.2Missing
Inapplicable-8783279.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1605Missing cases8240
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteIncludes any extra payments, incl. performance bonuses and sales commissions, but not overtime. At current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbrisePay includes annual increments
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text BE35 : Some people can normally expect their pay to rise every year by moving to the next point on the scale, as well as receiving negotiated pay rises. Are you paid on this type of incremental scale?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes17197.347.4
No27978.152.6
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-8783279.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-1981.0Missing
Valid cases1516Missing cases8329
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteAt current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


btujbplUnion or staff association at workplace
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text BE36 : Is there a trade union, or a similar body such as a staff association, recognised by your management for negotiating pay or conditions for the people doing your sort of job in your workplace?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16796.944.9
No28338.555.1
Missing or wild-916.2Missing
Inapplicable-8783279.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-1991.0Missing
Valid cases1512Missing cases8333
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsTrade Unions and Union Membership
NoteIncludes "in-house" staff associations, but excludes employers' organisations (e.g. National Farmers' Union). At current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


btuin1Member of workplace union
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text BE37 : Are you a member of this trade union/association?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13763.855.4
No23033.144.6
Missing or wild-916.2Missing
Inapplicable-8876489.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases679Missing cases9166
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2 AND BTUJBPL = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91 and there is a trade union or equivalent in workplace
Index TermsTrade Unions and Union Membership
NoteAt current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


btuin2Member of any trade union or similar
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text BE38 : Are you a member of any trade union or similar body?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes156.64.6
No2117411.995.4
Missing or wild-921.2Missing
Inapplicable-8820883.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases1230Missing cases8615
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2 AND ((BTUJBPL = 1 AND BTUIN1 = 2) OR BTUJBPL = 2 OR -1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91 and either there is not (or R does not know of) a trade union or equivalent in workplace or there is and R is not a member
Index TermsTrade Unions and Union Membership
NoteAt current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjboppsPromotion opportunities in current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text BE39 : In your current job do you have opportunities for promotion?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18108.252.3
No27407.547.7
Missing or wild-927.3Missing
Inapplicable-8783279.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-150.5Missing
Valid cases1550Missing cases8295
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
NoteAt current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbtimeTimes of day usually work
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text BE40 : Which of the categories on this card (21) best describes the times of day you usually work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mornings only180.84.3
Afternoons only233.31.8
During the day3122312.465.8
Evenings only493.95.0
At night533.31.8
Both lunch/eves627.31.5
Other times/day79.1.5
Rotating shifts81681.79.0
Varies/no pattern91221.26.6
Other1072.73.9
Missing or wild-915.2Missing
Inapplicable-8797081.0Missing
Valid cases1860Missing cases7985
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Time Use
NoteFrom Waves 2 to 4, this was not asked of employees still in same job as previous year. New category (11) coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5 and formalised into the question from Wave 6.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaysStarting pay, job start after 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text BE41 : How much were you usually paid when you started working in your present position?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1910.495062.29370000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated15225.3100.0
Missing or wild-920.2Missing
Inapplicable-8806781.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Same as now-37587.7Missing
Refused-246.5Missing
Don't know-146.5Missing
Valid cases522Missing cases9323
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpayswStarting pay period (weeks): current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text BE42 : And what period did that cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.203.0.6
1.002132.241.8
2.007.11.4
3.002.0.4
4.0033.36.5
4.331952.038.2
52.0057.611.2
Missing or wild-9.0021.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00891790.6Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Per hour-4.0010.1Missing
Period uncodeable-3.001.0Missing
Valid cases510Missing cases9335
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2 AND BPAYS GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91 and usual pay when R started present position is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaysgStarting pay gross or net: current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text BE43 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there usually no deductions made at all from your salary?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions12812.954.2
After deductions21551.629.9
No deductions382.815.8
Missing or wild-922.2Missing
Inapplicable-8891790.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases518Missing cases9327
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2 AND BPAYS NE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91 and usual pay when R started present position is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbpenPension: employer runs a pension scheme
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text BE44 : Does your present employer run a pension scheme or superannuation scheme for which you are eligible?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18508.656.0
No26676.844.0
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Inapplicable-8783279.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-191.9Missing
Valid cases1517Missing cases8328
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
NoteAt current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same job as last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbpenmPension: member of employers scheme
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text BE45 : Do you belong to your employer's pension scheme?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15575.765.9
No22882.934.1
Missing or wild-921.2Missing
Inapplicable-8859087.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases845Missing cases9000
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BJBBGLY = 2 AND BJBPEN = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R started present position after 1.9.91 and employer runs a pension or superannuation scheme for which R is eligible
Index TermsEmployment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
NoteAt current Wave, this was not asked of employees still in same jobas last year.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaylyUsual pay at 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text BE58 : Thinking back to September 1st last year, at that time how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2736.075858.16437500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11501.5100.0
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8922093.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Same as now-356.6Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-120.2Missing
Valid cases150Missing cases9695
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BIVLYR = 2 AND BJBBGLY = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and was not interviewed last year and started present position on or before 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaylywUsual pay at 1.9.91: pay period (weeks)
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text BE59OC : And what period did that cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.203.02.0
1.0052.534.7
2.002.01.3
4.005.13.3
4.3364.742.7
52.0024.216.0
Missing or wild-9.007.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00930294.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003863.9Missing
Valid cases150Missing cases9695
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BIVLYR = 2 AND BJBBGLY = 1 AND BPAYLY GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and was not interviewed last year and started present position on or before 1.9.91 and usual pay at 1.9.91 is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaylygUsual pay at 1.9.91:gross/net deductions
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text BE60 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there usually no deductions at all made from your salary?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions165.743.3
After deductions267.744.7
No deductions318.212.0
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8930294.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases150Missing cases9695
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BIVLYR = 2 AND BJBBGLY = 1 AND BPAYLY GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and was not interviewed last year and started present position on or before 1.9.91 and usual pay at 1.9.91 is recorded
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpaygyrTotal gross earnings in last 12 months
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text BE64 : In all, before tax and other deductions, how much have you earned in the past 12 months?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
11618.678966.45099999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.0.1
Amount stated1392639.999.9
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8462447.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-22112.1Missing
Don't know-16907.0Missing
Valid cases3929Missing cases5916
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYS NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R did not refuse to state usual pay when started present position
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW Includes all earned income. Excludes interest and capital gains, etc.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2


bpaygyaAccuracy of Total gross earnings
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text BE64DK : Office Code: Accuracy of total gross earnings
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Gross income1332033.785.2
Est gross income25635.714.4
Net income314.1.4
Missing or wild-936.4Missing
Inapplicable-8552656.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases3897Missing cases5948
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 1 AND BPAYS NE -2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is an employee and R did not refuse to state usual pay when started present position
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2


bjsbossS/emp: hires employees
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text BE65 : First of all, do you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes, has employees12532.632.4
No, no employees25285.467.6
Inapplicable-8906392.1Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases781Missing cases9064
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteSelf-employed covers people who do not receive wage or salary from employer.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjssizeS/emp: number of employees
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text BE66 : How many people do you employ?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211191.247.2
3 - 9288.934.9
10 - 24326.310.3
25 - 49411.14.4
50 - 9953.01.2
100 - 19961.0.4
200 - 49972.0.8
1000 or more91.0.4
DK but 25+111.0.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8959297.4Missing
Valid cases252Missing cases9593
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSBOSS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and has employees
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Workplace and Size of Firm
NoteCovers anyone directly employed by R, to whom R pays wages and is responsible for NI and tax. Excludes consultants, partners. Excludes R as employee.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjshrsS/emp: hours normally worked per week
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text BE67 : How many hours in total do you usually work a week in your job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
45.9919.68199
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated16877.0100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-130.3Missing
Valid cases687Missing cases9158
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Self-Employment
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjshrlkS/emp: preference over hours worked
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text BE68 : Thinking about the hours you work, assuming that you would earn the same amount per hour as at present would you prefer to
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Work fewer hours12522.635.9
Work more hours266.79.4
Contin same hrs33833.954.6
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-112.1Missing
Valid cases701Missing cases9144
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Self-Employment
Time Use
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18