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chs2owndHousehold member owns other property
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text CH40 : Do you or any members of your household own any of the types of property listed on this card (1) (other than your current home)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14488.69.0
No2453986.891.0
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4987Missing cases245
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chs2valValue of 2nd property
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text CH41 : Approximately how much do you think that property is currently worth in total?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 5000139.79.4
5000 to 10,000222.45.3
10,000 to 50,00031563.037.7
50,000 to 100,00041222.329.5
100,000 or more5751.418.1
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8454986.9Missing
Telephone intv. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-129.6Missing
Valid cases414Missing cases4818
Question RouteIF (CHS2OWND = 1) Asked if R or member of R's household owns any type of property mentioned on card H1.
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9


cmgtotTotal mortgage on all property
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text CH43 : Could I just check, approximately how much is the total amount of your outstanding loans on all the property you (or your household) own, including your current home?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
37674.2455822.7111400000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1192036.7100.0
Missing or wild-9711.4Missing
Inapplicable-8256549.0Missing
Telephone intv. only-72114.0Missing
None-31082.1Missing
Refused-235.7Missing
Don't know-13226.2Missing
Valid cases1920Missing cases3312
Question RouteIF (CMGHAVE = 2 OR CHS2OWND = 2) Asked if R or member of R's household is buying the property with a mortgage or loan or owns any type of property mentioned on card H1.
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ccdhaveHas one of listed items in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH44 : Would you look at this card (h2) please and tell me if you have any of the items listed in your (part of the) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1493694.398.9
No2531.01.1
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases4989Missing cases243
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


ccdbghtBought any consumer durable since 1.9.92
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH46 : Was this (were any of these) bought since September 1st 1992 last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1192936.939.2
No2298757.160.8
Missing or wild-940.8Missing
Inapplicable-8641.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases4916Missing cases316
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1) Asked if R has any listed items at home.
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
NoteFilter question introduced at Wave 3.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ccd1useColour TV in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45A : Which items do you have? Colour television
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01963.73.9
Yes1479391.696.1
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4989Missing cases243
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd1newColour TV bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47A : Was it (Colour television) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0435883.390.9
Yes14348.39.1
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-82074.0Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4792Missing cases440
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD1USE = 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


ccd2useVCR in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45B : Which items do you have? Video recorder
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0117822.523.6
Yes1381072.876.4
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-811.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4988Missing cases244
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd2newVCR bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47B : Was it (Video recorder) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0342965.590.0
Yes13817.310.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8118922.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases3810Missing cases1422
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD2USE = 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


ccd3useFreezer in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45C : Which items do you have? Deep freeze or fridge freezer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned071213.614.3
Yes1427781.785.7
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4989Missing cases243
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd3newFreezer bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47C : Was it (Deep freeze or fridge freezer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0394875.592.3
Yes13296.37.7
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-872213.8Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4277Missing cases955
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD3USE = 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


ccd4useWashing machine in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45D : Which items do you have? Washing machine
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned059711.412.0
Yes1439283.988.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4989Missing cases243
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd4newWashing machine bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47D : Was it (Washing machine) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0398276.190.7
Yes14097.89.3
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-860811.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4391Missing cases841
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD4USE = 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


ccd5useTumble dryer in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45E : Which items do you have? Tumble drier
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0248747.549.8
Yes1250247.850.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4989Missing cases243
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd5newTumble dryer bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47E : Was it (Tumble drier) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0232644.593.0
Yes11753.37.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8249847.7Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases2501Missing cases2731
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD5USE = 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


ccd6useDish washer in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45F : Which items do you have? Dish washer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0405777.581.3
Yes193117.818.7
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-811.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4988Missing cases244
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd6newDish washer bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47F : Was it (Dish washer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned082315.788.4
Yes11082.111.6
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8406877.8Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases931Missing cases4301
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD6USE = 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


ccd7useMicrowave oven in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45G : Which items do you have? Microwave oven
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0172032.934.5
Yes1326962.565.5
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4989Missing cases243
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd7newMicrowave oven bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47G : Was it (Microwave oven) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0300757.592.0
Yes12615.08.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8173133.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases3268Missing cases1964
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD7USE = 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


ccd8useHome computer in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45H : Which items do you have? Home computer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0368170.473.8
Yes1130725.026.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-811.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4988Missing cases244
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd8newHome computer bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47H : Was it (Home computer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0105920.281.0
Yes12484.719.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8369270.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases1307Missing cases3925
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD8USE = 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


ccd9useCD player in accommodation
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH45I : Which items do you have? Compact disc player
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0288955.257.9
Yes1209940.142.1
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-811.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4988Missing cases244
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 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


ccd9newCD player bought in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text CH47I : Was it (Compact disc player) bought in the last year since September 1st 1992?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0168832.380.4
Yes14117.919.6
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8290055.4Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases2099Missing cases3133
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1 AND CCD9USE = 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


ccdnuxpAmount spent on items in past year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text CH48 : How much in total have you paid for these, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
465.99649.43012000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.1.2
Amount stated1182034.899.8
Missing or wild-9511.0Missing
Inapplicable-8305258.3Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Don't know-1901.7Missing
Valid cases1823Missing cases3409
Question RouteIF (CCDHAVE = 1 AND CCDBGHT = 1) Asked if has any of listed items at home and bought any of them in the last year
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


chsipPaid for home improvements in past year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text CH49 : Since September 1st 1992 last year have (any of you) paid for any major repairs or improvements to your home such as those listed on this card (h3)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1217441.643.6
No2280853.756.4
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases4982Missing cases250
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


chsipxpAmount paid for home improvements
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text CH50 : How much in total did you pay, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1837.344627.31099999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.0
Amount stated1209840.1100.0
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Inapplicable-8282053.9Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Don't know-1691.3Missing
Valid cases2099Missing cases3133
Question RouteIF (CHSIP = 1) Asked if R has paid for major repairs or improvements to home since 1.9.1992
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
NoteSee note for CHSIP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5


cheatchHousehold has central heating
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text CH51 : Do you have any form of central heating, including any electric storage heaters, in your (part of the) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1423981.084.9
No275214.415.1
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4991Missing cases241
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


cheatypCentral heating fuel type
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text CH52 : Is the central heating fuelled by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mains gas1330663.278.4
Electricity24979.511.8
Solid fuel32033.94.8
Oil41753.34.1
Something else537.7.9
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-876214.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-121.4Missing
Valid cases4218Missing cases1014
Question RouteIF (CHEATCH = 1) Asked if R's home has central heating
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for CHEATCH.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cxpoilyExpenditure on fuel oil in last year
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text CH53 : How much have you spent on oil for the central heating in the last year?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
397.77230.1601200
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04.12.7
Amount stated11452.897.3
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-8482692.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-125.5Missing
Valid cases149Missing cases5083
Question RouteIF (CHEATCH = 1 AND CHEATYP = 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 CXPOIL and CXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cgasuseHH has gas supply, not gas cent htg
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text CH54 : Do you have gas supplied to your (part of this) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes174814.344.7
No292717.755.3
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-8331663.4Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases1675Missing cases3557
Question RouteIF (CHEATYP = 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


cgaswayMethod of paying for gas
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text CH55 : Do you pay for your gas by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter11472.83.6
Account2222542.555.0
Board budgeting sche3150728.837.2
Inc in rent4881.72.2
Other5791.52.0
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-894218.0Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases4046Missing cases1186
Question RouteIF (CGASUSE = 1 OR CHEATYP = 1) Asked if R has gas supplied to home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


cxpgaslAmount of last gas payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text CH56 : How much was your last (account) payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
46.7843.410970
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
06.1.2
Amount stated1351467.299.8
Missing or wild-929.6Missing
Inapplicable-8118322.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-12835.4Missing
Valid cases3520Missing cases1712
Question RouteIF ((CGASUSE = 1 OR CHEATYP = 1) AND CGASWAY = 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 CXPGASL), and the period in weeks which it covered (here CXPGASW). 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 CXPGAS and CXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


cxpgaswWeeks covered by last gas payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text CH57 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.315.260.2078
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00345566.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.00891.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00147228.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7.002114.0Missing
Period uncodeable-3.003.1Missing
Don't know-1.002.0Missing
Valid cases3455Missing cases1777
Question RouteIF ((CGASUSE = 1 OR CHEATYP = 1) AND CGASWAY = 2,3,5 AND CXPGASL 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 CXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


cxpgaslwExpenditure on gas last week
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text CH58 : About how much did your household spend on gas last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
7.855.23025
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04.12.8
Amount stated11382.697.2
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Inapplicable-8484792.6Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases142Missing cases5090
Question RouteIF ((CGASUSE = 1 OR CHEATYPE = 1) AND CGASWAY = 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 CXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


clecwayMethod of paying for electricity
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text CH59 : Is the electricity (for this part of the accommodation) paid for by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter155310.611.1
Account2290255.558.2
Board budgeting sche3141827.128.4
Inc in rent4801.51.6
Other532.6.6
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases4985Missing cases247
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


cxpleclAmount of last electricity payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text CH60 : How much was your last account payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
56.2247.852990
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1403977.2100.0
Missing or wild-928.5Missing
Inapplicable-864712.4Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-210.2Missing
Don't know-12975.7Missing
Valid cases4039Missing cases1193
Question RouteIF (CLECWAY = 2,3,5) Asked if R pays for electricity by means other than slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for CXPGASL. Monthly electricity and total fuel expenditures given in derived variables CXPLEC and CXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


cxplecwWeeks covered by electricity payment
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text CH61 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.844.44152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00398976.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.00771.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.0095418.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7.002114.0Missing
Don't know-1.001.0Missing
Valid cases3989Missing cases1243
Question RouteIF (CLECWAY = 2,3,5 AND CXPLECL 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 note for CXPGASL and CXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


cxpleclwExpenditure on electricity last week
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text CH62 : About how much did your household spend on electricity in the last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.534.93040
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.4
Amount stated153810.399.6
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-8444685.0Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Don't know-18.2Missing
Valid cases540Missing cases4692
Question RouteIF (CLECWAY = 1) Asked if R pays for electricity by slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for CXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


cxpfoodTotal weekly food and grocery bill
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text CH63 : Please look at this card (h4) and tell me approximately how much your household spends each week on food and groceries?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 10 pounds1681.31.4
10-1925059.710.2
20-29383516.016.8
30-39482015.716.5
40-49575314.415.2
50-59670813.514.3
60-79773314.014.8
80-9983366.46.8
100-11991422.72.9
120-1391036.7.7
140-1591117.3.3
160 or over1211.2.2
Missing or wild-929.6Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-116.3Missing
Valid cases4964Missing cases268
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


cncarsCar or van available for private use
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text CH64 : 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 %
None0143127.428.7
One1232344.446.6
Two2103419.820.7
3+31983.84.0
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4986Missing cases246
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


ccarownHousehold member owns vehicle
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text CH65 : Do (any of) you own this/these vehicle(s) or is it a company vehicle?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned by household1313259.988.3
Company vehicle(s)21573.04.4
Both owned and compa32605.07.3
Missing or wild-931.6Missing
Inapplicable-8144127.5Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases3549Missing cases1683
Question RouteIF (CNCARS GE 1) Asked if there is a car or van available for private use by R or R's household
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ccarvalValue vehicle(s) less amount outstanding
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text CH66 : If you sold your vehicle(s) approximately how much would you expect to get at current prices minus anything you still owe on it/them?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3963.984932.84099999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
025.5.8
Amount stated1309559.299.2
Missing or wild-946.9Missing
Inapplicable-8159830.5Missing
Telephone intv. only-72114.0Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-12514.8Missing
Valid cases3120Missing cases2112
Question RouteIF (CNCARS GE 1 AND CCAROWN = 1 OR 3) Asked if R or member of R's household owns a car or van.
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civh1PNO of 1st person answering HH questions
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text CH67M1 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1365169.873.3
2126724.225.4
347.9.9
48.2.2
51.0.0
63.1.1
72.0.0
111.0.0
Missing or wild-931.6Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases4980Missing cases252
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


civh2PNO of 2nd person answering HH questions
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text CH67M2 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.2
12063.917.6
290817.477.7
333.62.8
412.21.0
56.1.5
61.0.1
81.0.1
Missing or wild-931.6Missing
Inapplicable-8382173.0Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases1169Missing cases4063
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


civh3PNO of 3rd person answering HH questions
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text CH67M3 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.07.1
12.014.3
21.07.1
39.264.3
91.07.1
Missing or wild-931.6Missing
Inapplicable-8497695.1Missing
Telephone int. only-72114.0Missing
Valid cases14Missing cases5218
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


civfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10435483.283.2
Interviews + proxies112795.35.3
Interviews + refusal123787.27.2
Pxy at original addr155.1.1
Phone pxy intvw only162124.14.1
Docs missing or unus394.1.1
Valid cases5232Missing 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


chhdcHousehold level document check
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full Household Docs1500495.695.6
Household Q Missing217.3.3
No HH Q: Telephone i32114.04.0
Valid cases5232Missing 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


cxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5232Missing 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


chhsizeNumber of Persons in Household
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1135625.925.9
2171532.832.8
390917.417.4
482715.815.8
53136.06.0
6841.61.6
719.4.4
84.1.1
91.0.0
104.1.1
Valid cases5232Missing 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


chhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly161711.811.8
Single Elderly273914.114.1
Couple No Children3142127.227.2
Couple: dep children4130324.924.9
Couple: non-dep chil54779.19.1
Lone par: dep childr62945.65.6
Lone par: non-dep ch71853.53.5
2+ Unrelated adults81122.12.1
Other Households9841.61.6
Valid cases5232Missing cases0
Question RouteUses CHHSIZE CNKIDS CNCOUPLE CNONEPAR CNPENS on Record CHHRESP. Uses CAGE CHGSEX CMASTAT CHGSPN CDEPCHL on Record CINDALL. Uses COPNO CREL on Record CEGOALT.
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


cregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12174.14.1
Outer London23366.46.4
R. of South East394918.118.1
South West44869.39.3
East Anglia52124.14.1
East Midlands64077.87.8
West Midlands Conurb72013.83.8
R. of West Midlands82524.84.8
Greater Manchester92134.14.1
Merseyside101152.22.2
R. of North West112474.74.7
South Yorkshire121392.72.7
West Yorkshire131873.63.6
Humber141763.43.4
Wear151302.52.5
R. of North161993.83.8
Wales172685.15.1
Scotland184989.59.5
Valid cases5232Missing cases0
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteStandard region, distinguishing former Metropolitan Counties, and Inner and Outer London.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cnch02Number children in household aged 0-2
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0490793.893.8
13126.06.0
212.2.2
31.0.0
Valid cases5232Missing cases0
Question RouteUses CAGE on Record CINDALL.
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


cnch34Number children in household aged 3-4
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0486392.992.9
13426.56.5
227.5.5
Valid cases5232Missing cases0
Question RouteUses CAGE on Record CINDALL.
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


cnch511Number children in household aged 5-11
Record TypeCHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0436383.483.4
155010.510.5
22745.25.2
340.8.8
44.1.1
61.0.0
Valid cases5232Missing cases0
Question RouteUses CAGE on Record CINDALL.
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