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ehidHousehold identification number
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text EHID : Office Code
Valid cases5033Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhdoiDay of interview
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text EH0AD : Office Code
Valid cases4935Missing cases98
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhmoiMonth of interview
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text EH0AM : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January11182.32.4
February2491.01.0
March340.8.8
April416.3.3
May55.1.1
September9105220.921.3
October10227345.246.0
November11116523.123.6
December122184.34.4
Missing or wild-9971.9Missing
Valid cases4936Missing cases97
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


ehhyoiYear of interview
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text EH0AY : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199595470893.595.4
1996962284.54.6
Missing or wild-9971.9Missing
Valid cases4936Missing cases97
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteDue to extended fieldwork period this is an important check on recall data, e.g. in ascertaining for instance which 'Winter' or 'January' R is referring to.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ehstypeType of accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (1)
Question Number and Text EH0C : (from observation) What type of accommodation does the household live in?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Det'd house/bungalow1105821.021.7
Semi-det'd house/bun2155931.032.0
End terraced house33146.26.5
Terraced house494618.819.4
Purpose blt flat <1054138.28.5
Purpose blt flat >1061973.94.0
Converted flat <1071583.13.2
Converted flat >10825.5.5
Incl business prem945.9.9
Bedsitter under 101020.4.4
Bedsitter 10+ dwellg1116.3.3
Bedsitter single occ1211.2.2
Sheltered accommdn1344.9.9
Institutional1435.7.7
Other1525.5.5
Missing or wild-9691.4Missing
T'phone q-not asked-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4866Missing cases167
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
NoteRefers to space used by h/hold, not to issued address. Code 7 implies access to business premises without going outside building. Question change from Wave One to Wave Two, recoded 'Other' 0 into 11 and new category 10 `Institution'. From Wave 5 on the coding frame was expanded to allow comparability with the European Community Household Panel.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsrinsInstitutional accommodation rented
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text EH1A : If institutional accommodation - Is accommodation rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes126.574.3
No29.225.7
Inapplicable-8490097.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases35Missing cases4998
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteKey routing check. Before Wave 2, respondents were not followed in institutions. See Section on Sampling in Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsroomNumber of rooms in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text EH2 : I would like to ask you a few questions about your household's accommodation. How many rooms are there here, including bedrooms but excluding kitchens, bathrooms, and any rooms you may let or sublet?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1841.71.7
24158.28.6
390818.018.7
4139827.828.8
5115723.023.9
64809.59.9
72324.64.8
8921.81.9
941.8.8
1021.4.4
118.2.2
125.1.1
133.1.1
142.0.0
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-836.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4846Missing cases187
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteRooms currently sublet to persons outside h/hold are excluded, those occupied by lodgers or boarders within h/hold are included.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsowndHouse owned or rented
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text EH3 : Does your household own or rent this accommodation or does it come rent-free?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned or on mortgage1334766.568.5
Shared ownership226.5.5
Rented3142128.229.1
Rent free4821.61.7
Other57.1.1
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Inapplicable-836.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4883Missing cases150
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteShared ownership includes co-ownership and equity sharing schemes. Rent-free excludes cases of complete rebate through Housing Benefit and payment by charity. Used in construction of derived variable ETENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsowr1PNO of 1st person owning accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text EH4M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in HH018.4.5
1312062.092.5
21983.95.9
321.4.6
410.2.3
53.1.1
61.0.0
81.0.0
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-8151030.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases3372Missing cases1661
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsowr2PNO of 2nd person owning accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text EH4M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) owned?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in HH0611.22.9
143.92.0
2193638.592.2
346.92.2
411.2.5
52.0.1
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-8278355.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases2099Missing cases2934
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteRecords Person Number
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emghaveHome mortgaged or owned outright
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text EH6 : Is this accommodation....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned outright1117223.334.8
Buying mortgage/loan2219943.765.2
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-8151030.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases3371Missing cases1662
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable ETENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsowrpOutright homeowner before 1.9.94
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text EH7 : Were you the outright owner(s) of this property before September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1108321.592.4
No2891.87.6
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-8371073.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1172Missing cases3861
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 1) Asked if R's home is owned outright
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
NoteKey routing check.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgynotHow home came to be owned outright
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text EH8 : Which of the following best describes how you came to own this property outright? Have you....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Paid mortgage/loan125.528.1
Bought it with cash2571.164.0
Inherited all/share37.17.9
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-8479395.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases89Missing cases4944
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 1 AND EHSOWRP = 2) Asked if R became outright owner of home since last year
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehscostOriginal purchase price of property
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text EH9 : How much did you pay for the property?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
57802.9747273.101000425000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13537.0100.0
Missing or wild-9611.2Missing
Inapplicable-8449889.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-117.3Missing
Valid cases353Missing cases4680
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND (EMGHAVE = 1 AND EMGYNOT= 1-2) OR (EMGHAVE = 2 AND EHSIVW4 = 2) Asked if R became outright owner of home since last year or if R owns or part owns home and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emglyMortgage on home before 1.9.94
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text EH13 : Did you have a mortgage on this accommodation before September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1197139.290.0
No22194.410.0
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8273654.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases2190Missing cases2843
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteAt Wave Two, this is comparable with BMGSTAT.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsivw4HH interview this address last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text EH14 : Were you (or any member of your household) interviewed at this address last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1189537.796.2
No2751.53.8
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8305660.7Missing
Valid cases1970Missing cases3063
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EMGLY=1) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and had a mortgage on the accommodation before Sept 1st 1994
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW5


emgxtraTaken out additional mortgage on home
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text EH20 : Have you taken out any additional mortgage or loan on this house/flat since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1811.63.8
No2206541.096.2
Missing or wild-933.7Missing
Inapplicable-8273654.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-120.4Missing
Valid cases2146Missing cases2887
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgnewAmount of additional mortgage on home
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH21 : How much in total is this additional mortgage or loan?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9244.239587.06100047000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1781.5100.0
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8482195.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases78Missing cases4955
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes any additional loans, including second mortgages. If remortgaged, amount given is difference between mortgage paid off and remortgage towards this total. Includes imputed data. For variables directly associated with a question, the imputation flag variable takes the missing value code of the original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable. See section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgxty1Extra loan for home extension
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH22A : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Home extension
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0631.379.7
Home extension116.320.3
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8482195.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases79Missing cases4954
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgxty2Extra loan for home improvements
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH22B : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Home improvements or repairs
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned034.743.0
Home improvements145.957.0
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8482195.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases79Missing cases4954
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgxty3Extra loan for car purchase
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH22C : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Car purchase
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0761.596.2
Car purchase13.13.8
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8482195.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases79Missing cases4954
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgxty4Extra loan for other consumer goods
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH22D : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Other consumer goods
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0771.597.5
Other consumer gds12.02.5
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8482195.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases79Missing cases4954
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Consumer Durables
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgxty5Extra loan for other specified reason
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH22E : What was this additional mortgage/loan used for? Other
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0611.277.2
Other specifed expen118.422.8
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8482195.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases79Missing cases4954
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EMGXTRA = 1 ) Asked if R owns or part owns property which is being bought with a mortgage or a loan and has subsequently taken out an additional mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgoldAmount borrowed at purchase: mortgagee
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text EH17 : How much did you borrow originally when you bought the property, that is excluding any later additions to the mortgage?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
45570.9028538.112500250000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated12685.3100.0
Missing or wild-913.3Missing
Inapplicable-8463492.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-116.3Missing
Valid cases268Missing cases4765
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1 - 2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EMGLY = 1 AND EHSIVW4 = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and mortgage began before 1st Sept. last year and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords total amount borrowed at purchase.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emglifeYears left to pay: mortgagee
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text EH18 : How many years has the mortgage still to run?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
20.575.99040
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.4
Period stated12675.399.6
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-8463492.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-116.3Missing
Valid cases268Missing cases4765
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1 - 2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EMGLY = 1 AND EHSIVW4 = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and mortgage began before 1st Sept. last year and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords date on which all mortgages on property paid off.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgtypeType of mortgage
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (7)
Question Number and Text EH19 : Is your mortgage or loan.....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Repaymnt mortge/loan1811.629.3
Endowment mortgage21613.258.3
Pt repaymnt/endowmnt320.47.2
Other mortgage/loan414.35.1
Missing or wild-915.3Missing
Inapplicable-8463492.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-110.2Missing
Valid cases276Missing cases4757
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1 - 2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EMGLY = 1 AND EHSIVW4 = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan and mortgage began before 1st Sept. last year and was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expmgLast total monthly mortgage payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH23 : How much was your last total monthly instalment on the mortgage(s) or loan(s)?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
272.21184.5681680
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1219943.7100.0
Inapplicable-8273654.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases2199Missing cases2834
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R is buying the property with a mortgage or loan
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data. See note for EMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expmg1Mortgage includes protection policy
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH24A : Did that payment include any of the following?...A mortgage protection policy?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes154310.827.6
No2142528.372.4
Missing or wild-943.9Missing
Inapplicable-8286957.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-1551.1Missing
Valid cases1968Missing cases3065
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expmg2Mortgage includes structure insurance
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH24B : Did that payment include any of the following?...Building structure insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes187117.343.6
No2112622.456.4
Missing or wild-941.8Missing
Inapplicable-8286957.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-128.6Missing
Valid cases1997Missing cases3036
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expmg3Mortgage includes contents insurance
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH24C : Did that payment include any of the following?...Contents or possessions insurance
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13787.518.9
No2162632.381.1
Missing or wild-944.9Missing
Inapplicable-8286957.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-118.4Missing
Valid cases2004Missing cases3029
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expmg4Mortgage includes extra payments
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (8)
Question Number and Text EH24D : Did that payment include any of the following?...Any other extra payments?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1591.23.0
No2191938.197.0
Missing or wild-9661.3Missing
Inapplicable-8286957.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-122.4Missing
Valid cases1978Missing cases3055
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 2 AND EXPMG GT 0) Asked if R is currently paying a mortgage or loan and last total monthly instalment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgyr0Year mortgage began
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (6)
Question Number and Text EH12 : In what year did you first start paying a mortgage on this house/flat?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
93.164.506796
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated12875.7100.0
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8463492.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-17.1Missing
Valid cases287Missing cases4746
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND (EMGHAVE = 1 AND EHSOWRP = 2 AND EMGYNOT = 2) OR (EMGHAVE = 2 AND EHSIVW4 = 2) Asked if R owns property outright through paying off mortgage since last year or is buying the property with a mortgage or loan but was not interviewed at present address last year
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ehsyr0Year became owner: home bought outright
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (5)
Question Number and Text EH10 : In what year did you first become the owner of this house/flat?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19949411.234.4
19959521.465.6
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-8485096.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases32Missing cases5001
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2 AND EMGHAVE = 1 AND EHSOWRP = 2 AND EMGYNOT NE 2) Asked if R owns property outright and was not outright owner before 1.9.94 and came to own it by other means than paying off mortgage
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ehsvalValue of property: home owners
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (4)
Question Number and Text EH5 : About how much would you expect to get for your home if you sold it today?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
73668.6151669.36250685000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1339967.5100.0
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8151030.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases3399Missing cases1634
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 1-2) Asked if R owns or part owns home
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes imputed data. See note for EMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsjbAccommodation with present job: renter
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text EH25 : Does the accommodation go with the present job of anyone in the household?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1871.75.7
No2144928.894.3
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8337367.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1536Missing cases3497
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentp1Who rents accommodation: 1st mention
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text EH26M1 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in HH010.2.7
1140027.891.7
21012.06.6
312.2.8
42.0.1
51.0.1
71.0.1
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8337367.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1527Missing cases3506
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentp2Who rents accommodation: 2nd mention
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text EH26M2 : In whose name is this (house/flat/room) rented?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in HH015.33.9
18.22.1
23266.584.7
319.44.9
411.22.9
55.11.3
61.0.3
Missing or wild-935.7Missing
Inapplicable-8451589.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases385Missing cases4648
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteRecords Person Number.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentllLandlord of rented accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text EH27 : Who is the accommodation rented from or provided by?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Local auth/Council178615.651.4
NewTown Comm/Corp27.1.5
Property company3481.03.1
Scottish Homes47.1.5
Other housg assoc51953.912.7
Employer6521.03.4
Other org7851.75.6
Relative8691.44.5
Employer97.1.5
Other individual102745.417.9
Missing or wild-932.6Missing
Inapplicable-8337367.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1530Missing cases3503
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable ETENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentfAccommodation rented furnished or other
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (9)
Question Number and Text EH28 : Do you rent your accommodation....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Furnished12244.514.7
Partly furnished2781.55.1
Unfurnished3121924.280.1
Missing or wild-941.8Missing
Inapplicable-8337367.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1521Missing cases3512
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3-5) Asked if R's home is rented or provided rent- free
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteUsed in construction of derived variable ETENURE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentNet amount of last rent payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH30 : How much was the last rent payment, including any services or water charges but after any rebates?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
152.58398.7219250
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1115823.0100.0
Missing or wild-927.5Missing
Inapplicable-8346168.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Rent rebate-32895.7Missing
Valid cases1158Missing cases3875
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 ) Asked if R's home is rented
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here ERENT), and the period in weeks which it covered (here ERENTW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by number of weeks). Includes imputed data. See note for EMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentwWeeks covered by last rent payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH31 : What period did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.683.39152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00115623.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.0028.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00375174.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7.00981.9Missing
Valid cases1156Missing cases3877
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for ERENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent1Rent includes water charges
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32A : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Water charges?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14659.242.5
No263012.557.5
Missing or wild-937.7Missing
Inapplicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-114.3Missing
Valid cases1095Missing cases3938
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent2Rent includes land or business premises
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32C : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Land or business premises?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13557.133.4
No270714.066.6
Missing or wild-944.9Missing
Inapplicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-140.8Missing
Valid cases1062Missing cases3971
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteIncludes farms.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent3Rent includes garage
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32D : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. A garage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes128.62.6
No2105721.097.4
Missing or wild-9521.0Missing
Inapplicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-19.2Missing
Valid cases1085Missing cases3948
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent4Rent includes heating lighting or water
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32E : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Heating or lighting or hot water?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1901.88.2
No2100119.991.8
Missing or wild-9501.0Missing
Inapplicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases1091Missing cases3942
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent5Rent includes meals
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32F : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Meals?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11613.214.7
No293618.685.3
Missing or wild-947.9Missing
Inapplicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1097Missing cases3936
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent6Rent includes other services
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32H : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Any other services your landlord might provide for you including repairs and maintenance charges?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes119.41.7
No2107421.398.3
Missing or wild-9511.0Missing
Inapplicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1093Missing cases3940
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteMinor wording change from Wave 4 to Wave 5.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent7Rent includes sewerage charges
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32B : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Sewerage charges?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1771.57.2
No298919.792.8
Missing or wild-9581.2Missing
Not applicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-122.4Missing
Valid cases1066Missing cases3967
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3,5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erent8Rent includes council tax
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (10)
Question Number and Text EH32G : Did your last rent include any payment for any of the following things.. Council tax?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12515.023.5
No281516.276.5
Missing or wild-9631.3Missing
Not applicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-117.3Missing
Valid cases1066Missing cases3967
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3,5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Local Authority and Services Charges
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteNew at Wave 5, Council Tax replaces Community Charge (Poll-Tax).
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erenthbReceives rent rebate or rent allowance
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text EH33 : Was any housing benefit such as a rent rebate or rent allowance deducted from the last rent payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13436.830.9
No276715.269.1
Missing or wild-936.7Missing
Inapplicable-8378975.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1110Missing cases3923
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded and not in receipt of 100% rent rebate
Index TermsHousing: Allowances/Rebates
NoteExclude those whose rent is paid by individual or charitable organisation outside the household (e.g. relative) or where whole of rent is paid through income support or housing benefit.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentgGross rent including Housing Benefit
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text EH34/EH35 : So what would the last rent payment have been if Housing Benefit had not been deducted from it?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
75.44185.1654343
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated164212.8100.0
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-8426784.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases642Missing cases4391
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GT 0 ) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for ERENT. Includes imputed data. See note for EMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


erentgwWeeks covered by gross rent
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (11)
Question Number and Text EH36 : What period would that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.350.9314.33
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.003296.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.0026.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00458091.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7.00981.9Missing
Valid cases329Missing cases4704
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND = 3, 5 AND ERENT GE 0 ) Asked if R's home is rented and last rent payment is recorded
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for ERENT.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


exphsdfProblems paying for housing over year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text EH37 : Many people these days are finding it difficult to keep up with their housing payments. In the last twelve months would you say you have had any difficulties paying for your accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14068.111.5
No2287957.281.2
rent rebate32595.17.3
Missing or wild-9651.3Missing
Inapplicable-8128625.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-138.8Missing
Valid cases3544Missing cases1489
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND=3,5 OR (EHSOWND =1, 2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


exphsd1Housing payments required borrowing
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text EH38A : Did you have to...(in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1751.519.5
No23096.180.5
Missing or wild-9871.7Missing
Inapplicable-8446488.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases384Missing cases4649
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND=3,5 OR (EHSOWND =1, 2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EXPHSDF = 1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulty paying housing costs in the last twelve months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


exphsd2Housing payments required cutbacks
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text EH38B : Did you have to...(in order to meet housing payments)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13166.379.6
No2811.620.4
Missing or wild-9741.5Missing
Inapplicable-8446488.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases397Missing cases4636
Question RouteIF (EHSOWND=3,5 OR (EHSOWND =1, 2 AND EMGHAVE = 2) AND EXPHSDF = 1) Asked if R's home rented or mortgage being paid off and had difficulty paying housing costs in the last twelve months
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18