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exphsdbBeen 2+ months late with housing payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (12)
Question Number and Text EH39 : In the last twelve months have you ever found yourself more than two months behind with your rent/mortgage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1881.721.8
No23156.378.2
Missing or wild-9671.3Missing
Inapplicable-8446488.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases403Missing cases4630
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
NoteExcludes accidental non-payments.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehs2owndHousehold member owns other property
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text EH40 : 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 %
Yes14789.59.8
No2442287.990.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases4900Missing cases133
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehs2valValue of 2nd property
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text EH41 : Approximately how much do you think that property is currently worth in total?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 5000143.99.5
5000 to 10,000224.55.3
10,000 to 50,00031843.740.8
50,000 to 100,00041252.527.7
100,000 or more5751.516.6
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8443588.1Missing
Telephone intv. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-124.5Missing
Valid cases451Missing cases4582
Question RouteIF (EHS2OWND = 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


emgtotTotal mortgage on all property
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (13)
Question Number and Text EH43 : 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
38775.6939859.23681000000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1200039.7100.0
Missing or wild-9721.4Missing
Inapplicable-8248749.4Missing
Telephone intv. only-7981.9Missing
None-31152.3Missing
Refused-220.4Missing
Don't know-12414.8Missing
Valid cases2000Missing cases3033
Question RouteIF (EMGHAVE = 2 OR EHS2OWND = 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


ecdhaveHas one of listed items in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH44 : 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 %
Yes1486196.699.1
No245.9.9
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4906Missing cases127
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


ecdbghtBought any consumer durable since 1.9.94
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH46 : Was this (were any of these) bought since September 1st 1994 last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1191938.139.6
No2293058.260.4
Missing or wild-931.6Missing
Inapplicable-8551.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4849Missing cases184
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd1useColour TV in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45A : Which items do you have? Colour television
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01563.13.2
Yes1474794.396.8
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd1newColour TV bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47A : Was it (Colour television) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0433886.291.4
Yes14098.18.6
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-81663.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4747Missing cases286
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD1USE = 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


ecd2useVCR in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45B : Which items do you have? Video recorder
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned097219.319.8
Yes1393178.180.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd2newVCR bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47B : Was it (Video recorder) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0355770.790.5
Yes13747.49.5
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-898219.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases3931Missing cases1102
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD2USE = 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


ecd3useFreezer in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45C : Which items do you have? Deep freeze or fridge freezer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned052210.410.6
Yes1438187.089.4
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd3newFreezer bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47C : Was it (Deep freeze or fridge freezer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0401979.991.7
Yes13627.28.3
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-853210.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4381Missing cases652
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD3USE = 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


ecd4useWashing machine in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45D : Which items do you have? Washing machine
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned053010.510.8
Yes1437386.989.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd4newWashing machine bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47D : Was it (Washing machine) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0397479.090.9
Yes13997.99.1
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-854010.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4373Missing cases660
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD4USE = 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


ecd5useTumble dryer in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45E : Which items do you have? Tumble drier
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0239547.648.8
Yes1250849.851.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd5newTumble dryer bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47E : Was it (Tumble drier) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0233346.493.0
Yes11753.57.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8240547.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases2508Missing cases2525
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD5USE = 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


ecd6useDish washer in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45F : Which items do you have? Dish washer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0386276.778.8
Yes1104120.721.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd6newDish washer bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47F : Was it (Dish washer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned092618.489.0
Yes11152.311.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8387276.9Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1041Missing cases3992
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD6USE = 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


ecd7useMicrowave oven in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45G : Which items do you have? Microwave oven
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0132126.226.9
Yes1358271.273.1
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd7newMicrowave oven bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47G : Was it (Microwave oven) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0332466.092.8
Yes12585.17.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8133126.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases3582Missing cases1451
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD7USE = 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


ecd8useHome computer in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45H : Which items do you have? Home computer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0354470.472.3
Yes1135927.027.7
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd8newHome computer bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47H : Was it (Home computer) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0109321.780.4
Yes12665.319.6
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8355470.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1359Missing cases3674
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD8USE = 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


ecd9useCD player in accommodation
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH45I : Which items do you have? Compact disc player
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0220843.945.0
Yes1269553.555.0
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4903Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 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


ecd9newCD player bought in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (14)
Question Number and Text EH47I : Was it (Compact disc player) bought in the last year since September 1st 1994?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0223244.382.8
Yes14639.217.2
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8221844.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases2695Missing cases2338
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 1 AND ECD9USE = 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


ecdnuxpAmount spent on items in past year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text EH48 : How much in total have you paid for these, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
562.591307.23040000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.1.2
Amount stated1182136.299.8
Missing or wild-939.8Missing
Inapplicable-8298559.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-1831.6Missing
Valid cases1824Missing cases3209
Question RouteIF (ECDHAVE = 1 AND ECDBGHT = 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


ehsipPaid for home improvements in past year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text EH49 : Since September 1st 1994 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 %
Yes1207441.242.3
No2283056.257.7
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4904Missing cases129
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


ehsipxpAmount paid for home improvements
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text EH50 : How much in total did you pay, excluding any interest paid on loans?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1678.873658.49050000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04.1.2
Amount stated1202140.299.8
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-8284056.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-147.9Missing
Valid cases2025Missing cases3008
Question RouteIF (EHSIP = 1) Asked if R has paid for major repairs or improvements to home since 1.9.1994
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Home Improvements
NoteSee note for EHSIP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5


eheatchHousehold has central heating
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (15)
Question Number and Text EH51 : Do you have any form of central heating, including any electric storage heaters, in your (part of the) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1430385.587.7
No260412.012.3
Missing or wild-918.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4907Missing 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


eheatypCentral heating fuel type
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text EH52 : Is the central heating fuelled by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mains gas1341267.879.7
Electricity24709.311.0
Solid fuel31553.13.6
Oil41994.04.7
Something else543.91.0
Missing or wild-918.4Missing
Inapplicable-861412.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-124.5Missing
Valid cases4279Missing cases754
Question RouteIF (EHEATCH = 1) Asked if R's home has central heating
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for EHEATCH.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expoilyExpenditure on fuel oil in last year
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text EH53 : How much have you spent on oil for the central heating in the last year?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
394.48219.4201200
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04.12.3
Amount stated11713.497.7
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-8471893.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-122.4Missing
Valid cases175Missing cases4858
Question RouteIF (EHEATCH = 1 AND EHEATYP = 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 EXPOIL and EXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


egasuseHH has gas supply, not gas cent htg
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text EH54 : Do you have gas supplied to your (part of this) accommodation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes163212.642.4
No285817.057.6
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-8342268.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases1490Missing cases3543
Question RouteIF (EHEATYP = 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


egaswayMethod of paying for gas
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text EH55 : Do you pay for your gas by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter11843.74.6
Account2198339.449.2
Board budgeting sche3169133.641.9
Inc in rent41152.32.9
Other5591.21.5
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-887117.3Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-111.2Missing
Valid cases4032Missing cases1001
Question RouteIF (EGASUSE = 1 OR EHEATYP = 1) Asked if R has gas supplied to home
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


expgaslAmount of last gas payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (16)
Question Number and Text EH56 : How much was your last (account) payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
45.5843.780800
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
012.2.3
Amount stated1345568.699.7
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-8118123.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12615.2Missing
Valid cases3467Missing cases1566
Question RouteIF ((EGASUSE = 1 OR EHEATYP = 1) AND EGASWAY = 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 EXPGASL), and the period in weeks which it covered (here EXPGASW). 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 EXPGAS and EXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


expgaswWeeks covered by last gas payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text EH57 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
8.925.88152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00340067.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.00761.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00144328.7Missing
Telephone int. only-7.00981.9Missing
Don't know-1.0016.3Missing
Valid cases3400Missing cases1633
Question RouteIF ((EGASUSE = 1 OR EHEATYP = 1) AND EGASWAY = 2,3,5 AND EXPGASL 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 EXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


expgaslwExpenditure on gas last week
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text EH58 : About how much did your household spend on gas last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
8.876.83080
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.11.7
Amount stated11743.598.3
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-8473094.0Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-16.1Missing
Valid cases177Missing cases4856
Question RouteIF ((EGASUSE = 1 OR EHEATYPE = 1) AND EGASWAY = 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 EXPGASL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


elecwayMethod of paying for electricity
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text EH59 : Is the electricity (for this part of the accommodation) paid for by
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Slot/key meter161212.212.5
Account2257151.152.5
Board budgeting sche3159131.632.5
Inc in rent41112.22.3
Other511.2.2
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-113.3Missing
Valid cases4896Missing cases137
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


expleclAmount of last electricity payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text EH60 : How much was your last account payment?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
56.1355.540999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
015.3.4
Amount stated1388877.399.6
Missing or wild-921.4Missing
Inapplicable-874614.8Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-12615.2Missing
Valid cases3903Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (ELECWAY = 2,3,5) Asked if R pays for electricity by means other than slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for EXPGASL. Monthly electricity and total fuel expenditures given in derived variables EXPLEC and EXPFUEL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


explecwWeeks covered by electricity payment
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text EH61 : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.455.21152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Period stated1.00386676.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.00561.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00101120.1Missing
Telephone int. only-7.00981.9Missing
Don't know-1.002.0Missing
Valid cases3866Missing cases1167
Question RouteIF (ELECWAY = 2,3,5 AND EXPLECL 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 EXPGASL and EXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


expleclwExpenditure on electricity last week
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text EH62 : About how much did your household spend on electricity in the last week?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.464.66050
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.2
Amount stated159011.799.8
Missing or wild-920.4Missing
Inapplicable-8430785.6Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Don't know-117.3Missing
Valid cases591Missing cases4442
Question RouteIF (ELECWAY = 1) Asked if R pays for electricity by slot meter
Index TermsHousehold Consumption: Heating and Fuel
NoteSee note for EXPLECL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


expbldfProblems paying household bills
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text EH63 : Many people these days are finding it difficult to keep up with paying their household bills. In the last twelve months, have you or your household been unable to pay for things like gas, electricity or water within the time allowed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14288.58.8
No2439087.290.0
All included in rent3591.21.2
Missing or wild-926.5Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-121.4Missing
Valid cases4877Missing cases156
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Household Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Variable OccurrenceW5


exphpRepayments on hire purchase or loans
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text EH64 : Do you or anyone in your household have to make repayments on hire purchases or loans? Please do not include mortgage loans but do include DSS social fund loans.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1141928.229.1
No2345368.670.9
Missing or wild-923.5Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-124.5Missing
Valid cases4872Missing cases161
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


exphpdfRepayments a burden on household
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text EH65 : To what extent is the repayment of such debts and the interest a financial burden on your household? Would you say it is ..
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Heavy burden11493.010.5
Somewhat of burden24488.931.6
Not a problem382016.357.9
Missing or wild-925.5Missing
Inapplicable-8349369.4Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1417Missing cases3616
Question RouteIF (EXPHP = 1) Asked if R has to make repayments on hire purchases or loans
Index TermsFinancial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expfoodTotal weekly food and grocery bill
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text EH66 : 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 pounds1581.21.2
10-1924549.09.3
20-29373314.615.0
30-39476715.215.7
40-49575214.915.4
50-59669513.814.2
60-79773414.615.0
80-9984148.28.5
100-11991843.73.8
120-13910541.11.1
140-1591121.4.4
160 or over1217.3.3
Missing or wild-922.4Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-119.4Missing
Valid cases4883Missing cases150
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


encarsCar or van available for private use
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text EH67 : 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 %
None0134226.727.3
One1223844.545.6
Two2110522.022.5
3+32234.44.5
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4908Missing cases125
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


ecarownHousehold member owns vehicle
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (19)
Question Number and Text EH68 : Do (any of) you own this/these vehicle(s) or is it a company vehicle?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned by household1309061.486.7
Company vehicle(s)21553.14.3
Both owned and compa33196.39.0
Missing or wild-919.4Missing
Inapplicable-8135226.9Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases3564Missing cases1469
Question RouteIF (ENCARS 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


ecarvalValue vehicle(s) less amount outstanding
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text EH69 : 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
4039.384836.17080000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0501.01.6
Amount stated1310461.798.4
Missing or wild-931.6Missing
Inapplicable-8150729.9Missing
Telephone intv. only-7981.9Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-12404.8Missing
Valid cases3154Missing cases1879
Question RouteIF (ENCARS GE 1 AND ECAROWN = 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


eivh1PNO of 1st person answering HH questions
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text EH70M1 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.0
1364372.474.3
2119123.724.3
3531.11.1
49.2.2
53.1.1
61.0.0
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-810.2Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases4901Missing cases132
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


eivh2PNO of 2nd person answering HH questions
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text EH70M2 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
014.31.3
11903.817.9
280115.975.4
335.73.3
415.31.4
56.1.6
61.0.1
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8384976.5Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases1062Missing cases3971
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


eivh3PNO of 3rd person answering HH questions
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (20)
Question Number and Text EH70M3 : (Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Person number(s) from Household Grid
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
023.569.7
11.03.0
21.03.0
36.118.2
52.06.1
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8487896.9Missing
Telephone int. only-7981.9Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases5000
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


eivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10425984.684.6
Interviews + proxies112575.15.1
Interviews + refusal124168.38.3
Prxy at original add151.0.0
Phone interview only16981.91.9
Youth Interview only172.0.0
Valid cases5033Missing 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


ehhdcHousehold level document check
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full Household Docs1491997.797.7
Household Q Missing216.3.3
No HH Q: Tel. intv.3981.91.9
Valid cases5033Missing 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


exhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5033Missing 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


ehhsizeNumber of Persons in Household
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1130325.925.9
2169033.633.6
386817.217.2
475615.015.0
53096.16.1
6731.51.5
725.5.5
87.1.1
101.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases5033Missing 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


ehhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly159211.811.8
Single Elderly271114.114.1
Couple No Children3141028.028.0
Couple: dep children4125925.025.0
Couple: non-dep chil54378.78.7
Lone par: dep childr62835.65.6
Lone par: non-dep ch71753.53.5
2+ Unrelated adults81052.12.1
Other Households9611.21.2
Valid cases5033Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EHHSIZE ENKIDS ENCOUPLE ENONEPAR ENPENS on Record EHHRESP. Uses EAGE EHGSEX EMASTAT EHGSPN EDEPCHL on Record EINDALL. Uses EOPNO EREL on Record EEGOALT.
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


eregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11973.93.9
Outer London23016.06.0
R. of South East393818.618.6
South West44679.39.3
East Anglia52174.34.3
East Midlands64158.28.2
West Midlands Conurb71783.53.5
R. of West Midlands82414.84.8
Greater Manchester92074.14.1
Merseyside101092.22.2
R. of North West112264.54.5
South Yorkshire121472.92.9
West Yorkshire131713.43.4
Humber141633.23.2
Wear151262.52.5
R. of North161853.73.7
Wales172705.45.4
Scotland184759.49.4
Valid cases5033Missing 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