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efihhypiImputation flag - EFIHHYP (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0427885.085.0
Imp. part indiv Incm1791.61.6
Imp. full indiv Incm267613.413.4
Valid cases5033Missing cases0
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteSee note for EFIHHYP 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


efihhybiImputation flag - EFIHHYB (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0378075.175.1
Imp. part indiv Incm157711.511.5
Imp. full indiv Incm267613.413.4
Valid cases5033Missing cases0
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteSee note for EFIHHYB 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


efihhytiImputation flag - EFIHHYT (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0431485.785.7
Imp. part indiv Incm143.9.9
Imp. full indiv Incm267613.413.4
Valid cases5033Missing cases0
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteSee note for EFIHHYT 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


efihhyiiImputation flag - EFIHHYI (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0399179.379.3
Imp. part indiv Incm13667.37.3
Imp. full indiv Incm267613.413.4
Valid cases5033Missing cases0
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes: Household Income
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteSee note for EFIHHYI 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


ehhyoi4Year of interview: 4 digit
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1995470893.595.4
19962284.54.6
Missing or wild-9971.9Missing
Valid cases4936Missing cases97
Question RouteUses EHHYOI on Record EHHRESP.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emgyr04Year mortgage began: 4 digit
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1993.164.5019671996
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated12875.7100.0
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8463492.1Missing
Proxy respondent-7981.9Missing
Don't know-17.1Missing
Valid cases287Missing cases4746
Question RouteUses EMGYR0 on Record EHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehsyr04Year became owner: 4 digit
Record TypeEHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199411.234.4
199521.465.6
Missing or wild-9531.1Missing
Inapplicable-8485096.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7981.9Missing
Valid cases32Missing cases5001
Question RouteUses EHSYR0 on Record EHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeEHHRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12344.64.7
North West261712.312.3
Yorkshire and the Hu34809.59.6
East Midlands44168.38.3
West Midlands54238.48.4
East of England64519.09.0
London74969.99.9
South East870213.914.0
South West94639.29.2
Wales102705.45.4
Scotland114739.49.4
Missing-98.2Missing
Valid cases5025Missing cases8
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteGovernment Office Region created in 1994 and finalised in 1998 when Merseyside was merged into the North West.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eloctaxlocal taxes
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.382.43015.48
Valid cases4258Missing cases775
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehdemphd empl earn
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
146.30212.3903563.05
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


espempsp empl earn
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
81.74163.4802771.18
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehdsehd se earn
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.61143.4405796.15
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


espsesp se earn
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
11.1795.7303257.97
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eothlaboth hh lab income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
28.3092.7901118.92
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


edeductotal hh deductions
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
77.18109.1702241.45
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


enetlabtotal lab income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
215.94236.7903629.53
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eninational ins. contributions
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
17.9819.230117.10
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


econtroccup. pension contr.
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
7.4512.460136.77
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


etaxnetincome tax net of credits
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
51.7586.4902210.06
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


etaxgrincome tax before credits
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
53.5887.4702215.02
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


etaxcrcredits on income tax
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.832.4409.92
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


egrpayhh gross labour earnings
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
293.12342.7405870.98
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehcostgross housing costs
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.9379.3104343
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-984916.87Missing
[Value >= 0]418483.13100.0
Total5033100.00
Valid cases4184Missing cases849
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


ehhihh inv income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
16.7752.2501406.09
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhbhh ben income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
52.0959.800539.85
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhphh pension income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
21.2571.6502275.18
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhthh transfer income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
5.3532.040918.12
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhnetihh net income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
302.04227.45-10.883652.54
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhnetdehh current net inc equ(McClements)/defl
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
437.48321.14-25.525468.26
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehmainthh maint paid
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.119.130196.15
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ebhcindBHC index: Jan 1987=100
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
150.450.41150.20153
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emonumYear and month of interview: YYYYMM
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
199513.6417.73199509199605
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhnetde2hh current net inc equ(mod-oecd)/defl
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
267.55184.28-15.573335.64
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eeq_moecd(mean) eq_moecd
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.590.5414.30
Valid cases4259Missing cases774
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrlnhh ann. net labour income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
11135.0911527.450183131.79
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eyrnihh ann. nat. ins. contrib.
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
923.33954.4805703.51
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eyrcontrhh ann. occup. pens. contrib.
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
372.47616.3406895.32
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrlghh ann. gross labour income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
14956.4716508.400295890.99
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eyrtaxnthh ann. inc. tax after credits
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2528.423980.010111143.22
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eyrtaxgrhh ann. inc. tax before credits
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2644.664040.540111451.39
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eyrtaxcrhh ann. credits on income tax
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
116.24151.320813.44
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eyrdeduchh ann. total deductions
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3824.215134.150112759.20
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrihh ann. invest. income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
832.822536.74052739.20
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrbhh ann. ben income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2557.572962.84029285
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrphh ann. pension income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1074.103538.030118309
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrthh ann. transfer income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
325.103855.260247776
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhynetihh. ann. net income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
15924.6511861.200284764
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhnyrdereal equivalised hh ann. income
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
22877.1916692.220325818
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Incomes: Household Income
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ebhcindaaverage inflation over reference period: 1.9. - 31.8.
Record TypeEHHRESP
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ebasepiinflation index in reference month: 201001
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
214.890.01214.90214.90
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrpiimputation flag - efihhyp (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91012.01Missing
Not Imputed0418083.0584.75
Imp. part indiv Incm1791.571.6
Imp. full indiv Incm267313.3713.65
Total5033100.00
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrbiimputation flag - efihhyb (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91012.01Missing
Not Imputed0368273.1674.66
Imp. part indiv Incm157711.4611.7
Imp. full indiv Incm267313.3713.65
Total5033100.00
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrtiimputation flag - efihhyt (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91012.01Missing
Not Imputed0421683.7785.48
Imp. part indiv Incm1430.850.87
Imp. full indiv Incm267313.3713.65
Total5033100.00
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyriiimputation flag - efihhyi (derived)
Record TypeEHHRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91012.01Missing
Not Imputed0389377.3578.93
Imp. part indiv Incm13667.277.42
Imp. full indiv Incm267313.3713.65
Total5033100.00
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhyrlniimputation flag - whhyrln (based on efihhyli)
Record TypeEHHRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91012.01Missing
Not Imputed0363872.2873.76
Imp. part indiv Incm162112.3412.59
Imp. full indiv Incm267313.3713.65
Total5033100.00
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhnyrde2real equivalised hh ann. Income, using mod OCED scale
Record TypeEHHRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
13969.969478.410197042
Valid cases4932Missing cases101
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18