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fhscntbWould like to pay for annual holiday
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61B : Would you like to be able to pay for a week's annual holiday away from home, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1100219.860.8
No264612.839.2
Missing-9491.0Missing
Not applicable-8332765.7Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases1648Missing cases3416
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscancReplace furniture
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61A : Here is a list of things which people might have or do. Please look at this card (h3) and tell me which things you (and your household) have or do? Replace worn out furniture.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1363271.773.2
No2133126.326.8
Missing-947.9Missing
Not applicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases4963Missing cases101
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscntcWould like to replace furniture
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61B : Would you like to be able to replace worn out furniture, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes166613.252.9
No259411.747.1
Missing-91182.3Missing
Not applicable-8364672.0Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases1260Missing cases3804
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscandBuy new clothes
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61A : Here is a list of things which people might have or do. Please look at this card (h3) and tell me which things you (and your household) have or do? Buy new, rather than second hand, clothes.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1447788.490.0
No24999.910.0
Missing-934.7Missing
Not applicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases4976Missing cases88
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscntdWould like to buy new clothes
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61B : Would you like to be able to buy new, rather than second hand, clothes, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12645.257.1
No21983.942.9
Missing-9711.4Missing
Not applicable-8449188.7Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases462Missing cases4602
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscaneEat meat on alternate days
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61A : Here is a list of things which people might have or do. Please look at this card (h3) and tell me which things you (and your household) have or do? Eat meat, chicken, fish every second day.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1433685.686.9
No265212.913.1
Missing-922.4Missing
Not applicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases4988Missing cases76
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscnteWould like meat on alternate days
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61B : Would you like to be able to eat meat, chicken, fish every second day, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11533.024.6
No24689.275.4
Missing-9531.0Missing
Not applicable-8435085.9Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases621Missing cases4443
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscanfFeed visitors once a month
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61A : Here is a list of things which people might have or do. Please look at this card (h3) and tell me which things you (and your household) have or do? Have friends or family for a drink or meal at least once a month.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1336566.467.5
No2162332.032.5
Missing-922.4Missing
Not applicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases4988Missing cases76
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhscntfCan't afford visitors once a month
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH61B : Would you like to be able to have friends or family for a drink or meal at least once a month, but must do without because you cannot afford it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13226.420.7
No2123124.379.3
Missing-9921.8Missing
Not applicable-8337966.7Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases1553Missing cases3511
Question RouteALL
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Problems
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fxpfoodTotal weekly food and grocery bill
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (17)
Question Number and Text FH62 : 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 101701.41.4
10-1923997.98.0
20-29370513.914.2
30-39474914.815.1
40-49572714.414.6
50-59670914.014.3
60-79781116.016.3
80-9984298.58.6
100-11992434.84.9
120-13910811.61.6
140-1591129.6.6
160 or over1220.4.4
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-121.4Missing
Valid cases4972Missing cases92
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


fncarsCar or van available for private use
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text FH63 : 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 %
None0131826.026.4
One1228445.145.7
Two2115122.723.1
3+32404.74.8
Missing or wild-917.3Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases4993Missing cases71
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


fcarownHousehold member owns vehicle
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text FH64 : Do (any of) you own this/these vehicle(s) or is it a company vehicle?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned by household1316062.486.9
Company vehicle(s)21412.83.9
Both owned and compa33356.69.2
Missing or wild-9561.1Missing
Inapplicable-8133226.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases3636Missing cases1428
Question RouteIF (FNCARS 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


fivh1PNO of 1st person answering HH questions
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text FH65M1 : Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Enter person number(s) from Household Grid. 1st person
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.0
1360971.372.4
2130725.826.2
3531.01.1
410.2.2
54.1.1
61.0.0
71.0.0
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-814.3Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases4986Missing cases78
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


fivh2PNO of 2nd person answering HH questions
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text FH65M2 : Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Enter person number(s) from Household Grid. 2nd person
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
016.31.8
11563.117.2
268513.575.5
337.74.1
48.2.9
52.0.2
61.0.1
71.0.1
81.0.1
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8409380.8Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases907Missing cases4157
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


fivh3PNO of 3rd person answering HH questions
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (18)
Question Number and Text FH65M3 : Interviewer Code: Who answered these household questions? Enter person number(s) from Household Grid. 3rd person
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
024.557.1
312.228.6
45.111.9
91.02.4
Missing or wild-924.5Missing
Inapplicable-8495897.9Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Valid cases42Missing cases5022
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


fivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10437286.386.3
Interviews + proxies112224.44.4
Interviews + refusal124268.48.4
Prxy at original add153.1.1
Phone interview only1640.8.8
Youth Interview only171.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing 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


fhhdcHousehold level document check
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full Household Docs1501599.099.0
Household Q Missing29.2.2
No HH Q: Tel. intv.340.8.8
Valid cases5064Missing 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


fxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5064Missing 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


fhhsizeNumber of Persons in Household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1127925.325.3
2170833.733.7
387017.217.2
478915.615.6
53086.16.1
6721.41.4
725.5.5
811.2.2
91.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing 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


fhhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly159511.711.7
Single Elderly268413.513.5
Couple No Children3142928.228.2
Couple: dep children4130025.725.7
Couple: non-dep chil54068.08.0
Lone par: dep childr62935.85.8
Lone par: non-dep ch71743.43.4
2+ Unrelated adults81202.42.4
Other Households9631.21.2
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FHHSIZE FNKIDS FNCOUPLE FNONEPAR FNPENS on Record FHHRESP. Uses FAGE FHGSEX FMASTAT FHGSPN FDEPCHL on Record FINDALL. Uses FOPNO FREL on Record FEGOALT.
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


fregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11933.83.8
Outer London23136.26.2
R. of South East394418.618.6
South West44779.49.4
East Anglia52204.34.3
East Midlands64198.38.3
West Midlands Conurb71813.63.6
R. of West Midlands82464.94.9
Greater Manchester92054.04.0
Merseyside101122.22.2
R. of North West112334.64.6
South Yorkshire121452.92.9
West Yorkshire131713.43.4
Humber141693.33.3
Wear151282.52.5
R. of North161863.73.7
Wales172695.35.3
Scotland184528.98.9
Missing-91.0Missing
Valid cases5063Missing cases1
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


fnch02Number children in household aged 0-2
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0474393.793.7
13116.16.1
29.2.2
31.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnch34Number children in household aged 3-4
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0473093.493.4
13226.46.4
212.2.2
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnch511Number children in household aged 5-11
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0418882.782.7
153610.610.6
22845.65.6
3501.01.0
45.1.1
51.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnch1215Number children in household aged 12-15
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0454689.889.8
14138.28.2
21022.02.0
33.1.1
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any child in the h/hold has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnch1618Number dependent children in HH 16+
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0487896.396.3
11723.43.4
213.3.3
31.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMeasures the number of dependent children in the h/hold aged 16 and over; defined as those unmarried, aged under 19, and in school or non-advanced further education. The sum of this variable and FNKIDS gives the total number of dependent children in the h/hold. Missing if any person in the h/hold has a missing age, or if a child in the age range has a missing employment status.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnkidsNumber of children in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0354069.969.9
165913.013.0
260411.911.9
32014.04.0
442.8.8
512.2.2
64.1.1
71.0.0
81.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThis is the number of children under 16 years old. It may not equal the sum of FNCH02 + FNCH34 + FNCH511 + FNCH1215 as it includes children whose age is missing.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnwedNumber of married persons in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0186236.836.8
138.8.8
2313261.861.8
38.2.2
423.5.5
51.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FMASTAT on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsMarital Status
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIncludes married and cohabiting, based on status within h/hold, rather than legal status.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnpensNumber over pensionable age in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0362271.571.5
197819.319.3
24619.19.1
33.1.1
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE FHGSEX on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteNumber in h/hold of pensionable age, i.e. 60 and over for women, and 65 and over for men.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fna75plNumber aged 75 and over in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0444287.787.7
153310.510.5
2881.71.7
31.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteMissing if any elderly person has a missing age.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fagechyAge of youngest child in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
5.964.67015
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given1139927.6100.0
Inapplicable-8366572.4Missing
Valid cases1399Missing cases3665
Question RouteUses FAGE on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThe age of the youngest child in the h/hold (FAGECHY) is computed as minimum age of children under 16. H/holds without children are coded inapplicable. H/holds containing 1 or more children with missing ages are coded as missing.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fncoupleNumber of Couples in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0189037.337.4
1313561.962.1
223.5.5
Missing or wild-916.3Missing
Valid cases5048Missing cases16
Question RouteUses FAGE FMASTAT FHGSPN FHGRA FHGEMP on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsMarital Status
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteNumber of couples (married or cohabiting) in h/hold. This is based on de facto marital status, and does not include couples where one partner is non-resident.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnoneparNumber of Single Parents in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0475793.993.9
13026.06.0
25.1.1
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE FHGFNO FHGMNO FHGRA FRACH16 FHGSPN FDEPCHL on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsMarital Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCounts number of single parents with dependent children in the h/hold, where a dependent child is defined as in FDEPCHL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnempNumber in Employment in household
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0162332.032.0
1139427.527.5
2163232.232.2
33166.26.2
4831.61.6
516.3.3
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FHGEMP on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnwageNumber in household of working age
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0110421.821.8
1105820.920.9
2207641.041.0
353910.610.6
42174.34.3
5521.01.0
613.3.3
73.1.1
82.0.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FAGE FHGSEX on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteNumber of women aged 16-59 and men age 16-64.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ftenureHousing tenure
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1119323.624.0
Owned with Mortgage2223644.244.9
Local Authority rent378215.415.7
Housing Assoc. rente42344.64.7
Rented from Employer5571.11.1
Rented private unfur62003.94.0
Rented private furni72655.25.3
Other rented810.2.2
Missing-9871.7Missing
Valid cases4977Missing cases87
Question RouteUses FMGHAVE FRENTLL FRENTF FHSOWND on Record FHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fxphsnNet monthly housing costs
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
167.09206.8305704.39
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00159631.532.1
Amount stated1.00337766.767.9
Missing or wild-9.00911.8Missing
Valid cases4973Missing cases91
Question RouteUses FHSOWND FRENTHB FRENTG FRENTGW FRENT FRENTW FMGHAVE FXPMG on Record FHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteMeasures net monthly mortgage or rent costs. For renters who receive housing benefit, either partial or complete, includes the rent after the rebate. Variable is zero for houses rent free or owned outright. For housing related derived variables the imputation flag (FXPHSNI) takes the value 1 if the variable was imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fxphsgGross monthly housing costs
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
189.64210.4405704.39
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00128325.326.1
Amount stated1.00363971.973.9
Missing or wild-9.001422.8Missing
Valid cases4922Missing cases142
Question RouteUses FHSOWND FRENTHB FRENTG FRENTGW FRENT FRENTW FMGHAVE FXPMG on Record FHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteMeasures gross monthly mortgage or rent costs. For renters who receive housing benefit, either partial or complete, includes the rent before the rebate. Variable is zero for houses rent free or owned outright. For housing related derived variables the imputation flag (FXPHSGI) takes the value 1 if the variable was imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffieqfcbHH Equivalence scale before hsing costs
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.050.410.613.29
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.005064100.0100.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FHGR2R FAGE FDEPCHL on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteContains a conversion factor to allow for the effects of h/hold size and composition on needs in making income comparisons. See Vol. A for essential details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffieqfcaHH Equivalence scale after hsing costs
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.030.440.553.45
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.005064100.0100.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FHGR2R FAGE FDEPCHL on Record FINDALL.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteContains a conversion factor to allow for the effects of h/hold size and composition on needs in making income comparisons. See Vol. A for essential details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffihhyrannual household income (1.9.95-1.9.96)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
20645.5115924.630207877.39
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0012.2.2
Amount stated1.00501199.099.8
Missing or wild-9.0041.8Missing
Valid cases5023Missing cases41
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIYR FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteThis variable sums the values of annual total income in the reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHYRI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


ffihhmnHousehold income: month before interview
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1838.431488.90027827
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
[Value >= 0]502399.19100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5023Missing cases41
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIMN FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteThis variable sums the values of total income in the month before interview for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHMNI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


ffihhylannual household labour income
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1566216636.180177017.17
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00145128.728.9
Amount stated1.00357270.571.1
Missing or wild-9.0041.8Missing
Valid cases5023Missing cases41
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIYRL FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteThis variable sums the values of annual labour income in the reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHYLI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual household members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more household members was imputed. 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


ffihhynlAnnual household non-labour income
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
4984.486021.36076285.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-710.02Missing
[Value >= 0]502299.17100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5022Missing cases42
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIYRNL FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteThis variable sums the values of annual non-labour income in the reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHYNI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual household members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more household members was imputed. 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


ffihhypAnnual household pension income
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1089.823082.90-1450400
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-770.14Missing
[Value >= 0]501699.05100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5016Missing cases48
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIYRP FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteThis variable sums the values of annual pension income in the reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHYPI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual household members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more household members was imputed. 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


ffihhybAnnual household benefit income
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2648.953043.84030516.40
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-750.10Missing
[Value >= 0]501899.09100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5018Missing cases46
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIYRB FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteThis variable sums the values of annual benefit income in the reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHYBI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual household members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more household members was imputed. 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


ffihhytAnnual household transfer income
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
270.351333.02-1421894.10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-750.10Missing
[Value >= 0]501899.09100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5018Missing cases46
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIYRT FIVFIO on Record
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteThis variable sums the values of annual transfer income in the reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) for individuals in the household. The imputation flag variable FFIHHYTI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual household members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more household members was imputed. 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


ffihhyiAnnual household investment income
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
978.673038.77062100
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-710.02Missing
[Value >= 0]502299.17100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5022Missing cases42
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIYRT FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteThis variable sums the values of annual investment income in the reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) for individuals in the household. The imputation flag variable FFIHHYII takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual household members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more household members was imputed. 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


ffihhmlHH labour income month before intv
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1395.901549.56027345
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
[Value >= 0]502399.19100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5023Missing cases41
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FJ2PAY FPAYGU FJBSEMP FJSACCS FJSPROF FJSPAYG FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteThis sums the values of labour income in the month before interview for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHMLI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


ffihhmnlHH non-labour income month before intv
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
428.70520.5206563.37
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-710.02Missing
refused-230.06Missing
[Value >= 0]501999.11100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5019Missing cases45
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIMNNL FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
NoteThis sums the values of non-labour income in the month before interview for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHMNLI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


ffihhmpHH pension income month before intv
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
92.64259.33-144200
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-770.14Missing
[Value >= 0]501699.05100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5016Missing cases48
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIMNP FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteThis sums the values of pension income in the month before interview for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHMPI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


ffihhmbHH benefit income month before intv
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
225.84261.90-142557.59
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-760.12Missing
[Value >= 0]501799.07100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5017Missing cases47
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIMNB FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteThis sums the values of benefit income in the month before interview for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHMBI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


ffihhmtHH transfer income month before intv
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
22.97117.92-142000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9410.81Missing
proxy and/or phone-750.10Missing
[Value >= 0]501899.09100.0
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5018Missing cases46
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIMNT FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Incomes: Household Income
NoteThis sums the values of pension income in the month before interview for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHMTI takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


ffihhmiHH investment income month before intv
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
87.30263.6105175
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00147829.229.4
Amount stated1.00354570.070.6
Missing or wild-9.0041.8Missing
Valid cases5023Missing cases41
Question RouteUses FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP. Uses FFIMNI FIVFIO on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsIncomes: Household Income
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteThis sums the values of investment income in the month before interview for individuals in the household. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable FFIHHMII takes a value 0 if there was no imputation, 1 if some component of an individual h/hold members income was imputed, and 2 if the whole income of one or more h/hold members was imputed. 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


fhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1432985.585.5
Mover household262512.312.3
Part Mover HH3491.01.0
Unknown status8611.21.2
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FIVNADD FIVIA FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Household Changes
NoteIndicates whether expected OSMs of h/hold have moved since previous wave. Non-mover h/hold = all OSMs resident at current wave/also resident at previous wave. New entrants may have moved in. Mover h/hold = all OSMs at new address. New entrants to the sample may have been resident at the address at time of previous wave.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fmgnewiImputation flag - FMGNEW (base)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed01022.0100.0
Var Missing or wild-913.3Missing
Var Inapplicable-8490896.9Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Var Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases102Missing cases4962
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for FMGNEW 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


fxpmgiImputation flag - FXPMG (base)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0207541.0100.0
Var Missing or wild-914.3Missing
Var Inapplicable-8278855.1Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Var Refused-223.5Missing
Var Don't know-11242.4Missing
Valid cases2075Missing cases2989
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for FMGNEW 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


fhsvaliImputation flag - FHSVAL (base)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0327564.7100.0
Var Missing or wild-9491.0Missing
Var Inapplicable-8154830.6Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Var Refused-23.1Missing
Var Don't know-11492.9Missing
Valid cases3275Missing cases1789
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for FMGNEW and Section on Imputation in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


frentiImputation flag - FRENT (base)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0111021.9100.0
Var Missing or wild-937.7Missing
Var Inapplicable-8352769.6Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Var Period uncodeabl-33116.1Missing
Var Refused-211.2Missing
Var Don't know-128.6Missing
Valid cases1110Missing cases3954
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for FMGNEW 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


frentgiImputation flag - FRENTG (base)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed059411.7100.0
Var Missing or wild-940.8Missing
Var Inapplicable-8432985.5Missing
Telephone int. only-740.8Missing
Var Don't know-1611.2Missing
Valid cases594Missing cases4470
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for FMGNEW 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


fxphsniImputation flag - FXPHSN (derived)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0476294.094.0
Imputed13026.06.0
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for FXPHSN 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


fxphsgiImputation flag - FXPHSG (derived)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0469792.892.8
Imputed13677.27.2
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
NoteSee note for FXPHSG 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


ffihhmniImputation flag - FFIHHMN (derived)
Record TypeFHHRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0305160.2560.25
Imp. part indiv Incm1132126.0926.09
Imp. full indiv Incm269213.6713.67
Total5064100.00
Valid cases5064Missing cases0
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Incomes: Household Income
NoteSee note for FFIHHMN 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