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dhs2owndHousehold member owns other property
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text DH40 : 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 %
Yes14689.19.4
No2453688.590.6
Missing or wild-918.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhs2valValue of 2nd property
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text DH41 : Approximately how much do you think that property is currently worth in total?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 5000139.88.8
5000 to 10,000218.44.1
10,000 to 50,00031783.540.3
50,000 to 100,00041252.428.3
100,000 or more5821.618.6
Missing or wild-918.4Missing
Inapplicable-8455388.8Missing
Telephone intv. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-125.5Missing
Valid cases442Missing cases4685
Question RouteIF (DHS2OWND = 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


dmgtotTotal mortgage on all property
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text DH43 : 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
38004.3448236.4911300000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1197538.5100.0
Missing or wild-9841.6Missing
Inapplicable-8257050.1Missing
Telephone intv. only-7881.7Missing
None-3961.9Missing
Refused-231.6Missing
Don't know-12835.5Missing
Valid cases1975Missing cases3152
Question RouteIF (DMGHAVE = 2 OR DHS2OWND = 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


dcdhaveHas one of listed items in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH44 : 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 %
Yes1495796.799.1
No247.9.9
Missing or wild-918.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
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


dcdbghtBought any consumer durable since 1.9.93
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH46 : Was this (were any of these) bought since September 1st 1993 last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1194037.839.2
No2300858.760.8
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-8641.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases4948Missing cases179
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd1useColour TV in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45A : Which items do you have? Colour television
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01753.43.5
Yes1482994.296.5
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd1newColour TV bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47A : Was it (Colour television) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0440585.991.2
Yes14248.38.8
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-81893.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases4829Missing cases298
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD1USE = 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


dcd2useVCR in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45B : Which items do you have? Video recorder
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0108121.121.6
Yes1392376.578.4
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd2newVCR bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47B : Was it (Video recorder) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0355069.290.5
Yes13737.39.5
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8109521.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases3923Missing cases1204
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD2USE = 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


dcd3useFreezer in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45C : Which items do you have? Deep freeze or fridge freezer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned061712.012.3
Yes1438785.687.7
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd3newFreezer bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47C : Was it (Deep freeze or fridge freezer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0401578.391.5
Yes13727.38.5
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-863112.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases4387Missing cases740
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD3USE = 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


dcd4useWashing machine in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45D : Which items do you have? Washing machine
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned057711.311.5
Yes1442786.388.5
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd4newWashing machine bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47D : Was it (Washing machine) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0404678.991.4
Yes13817.48.6
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-859111.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases4427Missing cases700
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD4USE = 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


dcd5useTumble dryer in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45E : Which items do you have? Tumble drier
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0245547.949.1
Yes1254949.750.9
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd5newTumble dryer bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47E : Was it (Tumble drier) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0238646.593.6
Yes11633.26.4
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8246948.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases2549Missing cases2578
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD5USE = 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


dcd6useDish washer in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45F : Which items do you have? Dish washer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0399177.879.8
Yes1101319.820.2
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd6newDish washer bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47F : Was it (Dish washer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned088717.387.6
Yes11262.512.4
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8400578.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases1013Missing cases4114
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD6USE = 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


dcd7useMicrowave oven in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45G : Which items do you have? Microwave oven
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0152429.730.5
Yes1348067.969.5
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd7newMicrowave oven bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47G : Was it (Microwave oven) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0321762.792.4
Yes12635.17.6
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8153830.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases3480Missing cases1647
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD7USE = 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


dcd8useHome computer in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45H : Which items do you have? Home computer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0365371.373.0
Yes1135126.427.0
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd8newHome computer bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47H : Was it (Home computer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0111721.882.7
Yes12344.617.3
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8366771.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases1351Missing cases3776
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD8USE = 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


dcd9useCD player in accommodation
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH45I : Which items do you have? Compact disc player
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0256850.151.3
Yes1243647.548.7
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5004Missing cases123
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 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


dcd9newCD player bought in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text DH47I : Was it (Compact disc player) bought in the last year since September 1st 1993?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0194037.879.6
Yes14969.720.4
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8258250.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases2436Missing cases2691
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 1 AND DCD9USE = 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


dcdnuxpAmount spent on items in past year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text DH48 : How much in total have you paid for these, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
500.99830.82015000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05.1.3
Amount stated1183135.799.7
Missing or wild-943.8Missing
Inapplicable-8307259.9Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-1871.7Missing
Valid cases1836Missing cases3291
Question RouteIF (DCDHAVE = 1 AND DCDBGHT = 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


dhsipPaid for home improvements in past year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text DH49 : Since September 1st 1993 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 %
Yes1215342.043.1
No2284855.556.9
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases5001Missing cases126
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


dhsipxpAmount paid for home improvements
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text DH50 : How much in total did you pay, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1958.844984.80090000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.1.1
Amount stated1208040.699.9
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8286455.9Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-1621.2Missing
Valid cases2083Missing cases3044
Question RouteIF (DHSIP = 1) Asked if R has paid for major repairs or improvements to home since 1.9.1993
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
NoteSee note for DHSIP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5


dheatchHousehold has central heating
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text DH51 : Do you have any form of central heating, including any electric storage heaters, in your (part of the) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1432584.486.5
No267613.213.5
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases5001Missing cases126
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


dheatypCentral heating fuel type
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text DH52 : Is the central heating fuelled by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mains gas1340666.479.1
Electricity24989.711.6
Solid fuel31743.44.0
Oil41933.84.5
Something else534.7.8
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-869313.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Don't know-120.4Missing
Valid cases4305Missing cases822
Question RouteIF (DHEATCH = 1) Asked if R's home has central heating
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for DHEATCH.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dxpoilyExpenditure on fuel oil in last year
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text DH53 : How much have you spent on oil for the central heating in the last year?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
445.35562.8707000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.01.2
Amount stated11693.398.8
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8482594.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Don't know-122.4Missing
Valid cases171Missing cases4956
Question RouteIF (DHEATCH = 1 AND DHEATYP = 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 variables DXPOIL and DXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dgasuseHH has gas supply, not gas cent htg
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text DH54 : Do you have gas supplied to your (part of this) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes169713.643.8
No289617.556.2
Missing or wild-923.4Missing
Inapplicable-8342066.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases1593Missing cases3534
Question RouteIF (DHEATYP = 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


dgaswayMethod of paying for gas
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text DH55 : Do you pay for your gas by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter11633.24.0
Account2217742.553.2
Board budgeting sche3157230.738.4
Inc in rent41012.02.5
Other5791.51.9
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-891317.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-18.2Missing
Valid cases4092Missing cases1035
Question RouteIF (DGASUSE = 1 OR DHEATYP = 1) Asked if R has gas supplied to home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dxpgaslAmount of last gas payment
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text DH56 : How much was your last (account) payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
53.4276.920999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.1.1
Amount stated1354869.299.9
Missing or wild-930.6Missing
Inapplicable-8118623.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-12685.2Missing
Valid cases3551Missing cases1576
Question RouteIF ((DGASUSE = 1 OR DHEATYP = 1) AND DGASWAY = 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 DXPGASL), and the period in weeks which it covered (here DXPGASW). 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 DXPGAS and DXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dxpgaswWeeks covered by last gas payment
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text DH57 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.597.39199.90
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00347967.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.00961.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00145828.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7.00881.7Missing
Don't know-1.006.1Missing
Valid cases3479Missing cases1648
Question RouteIF ((DGASUSE = 1 OR DHEATYP = 1) AND DGASWAY = 2,3,5 AND DXPGASL 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 DXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dxpgaslwExpenditure on gas last week
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text DH58 : About how much did your household spend on gas last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
8.164.33120
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11533.0100.0
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-8485194.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Don't know-18.2Missing
Valid cases153Missing cases4974
Question RouteIF ((DGASUSE = 1 OR DHEATYPE = 1) AND DGASWAY = 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 DXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dlecwayMethod of paying for electricity
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text DH59 : Is the electricity (for this part of the accommodation) paid for by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter158011.311.6
Account2280754.756.3
Board budgeting sche3149229.129.9
Inc in rent4921.81.8
Other518.4.4
Missing or wild-923.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-112.2Missing
Valid cases4989Missing cases138
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dxpleclAmount of last electricity payment
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text DH60 : How much was your last account payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
62.8475.080999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
06.1.1
Amount stated1401778.399.9
Missing or wild-929.6Missing
Inapplicable-869913.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Don't know-12835.5Missing
Valid cases4023Missing cases1104
Question RouteIF (DLECWAY = 2,3,5) Asked if R pays for electricity by means other than slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for DXPGASL. Monthly electricity and total fuel expenditures given in derived variables DXPLEC and DXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dxplecwWeeks covered by electricity payment
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text DH61 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
10.046.240.4099.90
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00397077.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.00781.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.0098719.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7.00881.7Missing
Don't know-1.004.1Missing
Valid cases3970Missing cases1157
Question RouteIF (DLECWAY = 2,3,5 AND DXPLECL GT 0) Asked if R pays for electricity by means other than slot meter and last payment recorded
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee notes for DXPGASL and DXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dxpleclwExpenditure on electricity last week
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text DH62 : About how much did your household spend on electricity in the last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.964.90045
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.2
Amount stated156911.199.8
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8443686.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Don't know-17.1Missing
Valid cases570Missing cases4557
Question RouteIF (DLECWAY = 1) Asked if R pays for electricity by slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for DXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


dxpfoodTotal weekly food and grocery bill
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text DH63 : 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 pounds1651.31.3
10-19252010.110.5
20-29377915.215.7
30-39478615.315.8
40-49575214.715.1
50-59671013.814.3
60-79777715.215.6
80-9983587.07.2
100-11991512.93.0
120-1391045.9.9
140-1591124.5.5
160 or over129.2.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-125.5Missing
Valid cases4976Missing cases151
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


dncarsCar or van available for private use
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text DH64 : 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 %
None0139427.227.9
One1231045.146.2
Two2109021.321.8
3+32114.14.2
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5005Missing cases122
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


dcarownHousehold member owns vehicle
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text DH65 : Do (any of) you own this/these vehicle(s) or is it a company vehicle?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned by household1317361.988.0
Company vehicle(s)21472.94.1
Both owned and compa32865.67.9
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-8140827.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases3606Missing cases1521
Question RouteIF (DNCARS 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


dcarvalValue vehicle(s) less amount outstanding
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text DH66 : 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
3976.184753.76070000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0511.01.6
Amount stated1312160.998.4
Missing or wild-933.6Missing
Inapplicable-8155530.3Missing
Telephone intv. only-7881.7Missing
Refused-29.2Missing
Don't know-12705.3Missing
Valid cases3172Missing cases1955
Question RouteIF (DNCARS GE 1 AND DCAROWN = 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


divh1PNO of 1st person answering HH questions
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text DH67M1 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1367671.773.4
2126724.725.3
341.8.8
413.3.3
55.1.1
61.0.0
72.0.0
81.0.0
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases5006Missing cases121
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


divh2PNO of 2nd person answering HH questions
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text DH67M2 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.2
12314.520.6
283616.374.6
334.73.0
415.31.3
52.0.2
61.0.1
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-8389976.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases1121Missing cases4006
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


divh3PNO of 3rd person answering HH questions
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text DH67M3 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.116.7
13.116.7
22.011.1
38.244.4
41.05.6
51.05.6
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-8500297.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7881.7Missing
Valid cases18Missing cases5109
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


divfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10437885.485.4
Interviews + proxies112735.35.3
Interviews + refusal123817.47.4
Docs missing or unus152.0.0
Phone interview only16881.71.7
Youth Interview only173.1.1
Docs missing or unus392.0.0
Valid cases5127Missing 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


dhhdcHousehold level document check
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full Household Docs1502398.098.0
Household Q Missing216.3.3
No HH Q: Tel. intv.3881.71.7
Valid cases5127Missing 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


dxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5127Missing 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


dhhsizeNumber of Persons in Household
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1133526.026.0
2166332.432.4
390217.617.6
480415.715.7
53136.16.1
6781.51.5
725.5.5
84.1.1
92.0.0
101.0.0
Valid cases5127Missing 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


dhhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly161412.012.0
Single Elderly272114.114.1
Couple No Children3138026.926.9
Couple: dep children4132325.825.8
Couple: non-dep chil54298.48.4
Lone par: dep childr62895.65.6
Lone par: non-dep ch71783.53.5
2+ Unrelated adults81162.32.3
Other Households9771.51.5
Valid cases5127Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DHHSIZE DNKIDS DNCOUPLE DNONEPAR DNPENS on Record DHHRESP. Uses DAGE DHGSEX DMASTAT DHGSPN DDEPCHL on Record DINDALL. Uses DOPNO DREL on Record DEGOALT.
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


dregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12034.04.0
Outer London23226.36.3
R. of South East394118.418.4
South West44749.29.2
East Anglia52154.24.2
East Midlands64108.08.0
West Midlands Conurb71903.73.7
R. of West Midlands82394.74.7
Greater Manchester92134.24.2
Merseyside101082.12.1
R. of North West112324.54.5
South Yorkshire121442.82.8
West Yorkshire131873.63.6
Humber141673.33.3
Wear151282.52.5
R. of North161923.73.7
Wales172735.35.3
Scotland184899.59.5
Valid cases5127Missing 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


dnch02Number children in household aged 0-2
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0477393.193.1
13406.66.6
214.3.3
Valid cases5127Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DAGE on Record DINDALL.
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


dnch34Number children in household aged 3-4
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0479393.593.5
13166.26.2
217.3.3
31.0.0
Valid cases5127Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DAGE on Record DINDALL.
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


dnch511Number children in household aged 5-11
Record TypeDHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0425683.083.0
157711.311.3
22384.64.6
3531.01.0
43.1.1
Valid cases5127Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DAGE on Record DINDALL.
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