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ghidHousehold identification number
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GHID : Office Code
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpnoPerson number
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1565850.550.5
2386734.534.5
310689.59.5
44113.73.7
51261.11.1
635.3.3
719.2.2
86.1.1
93.0.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gdoidDate of interview: day
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GD0AD : Date of interview - day
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gdoimDate of interview: month
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GD0AM : Date of interview - month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January11531.41.4
February285.8.8
March341.4.4
April412.1.1
May51.0.0
August87.1.1
September9511445.745.7
October10368232.932.9
November11171115.315.3
December123873.53.5
Valid cases11193Missing 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


gdoiy4Date of interview: year
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GD0AY : Date of interview - year
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19971090197.497.4
19982922.62.6
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteDue to extended fieldwork period this is an important check on recall data, e.g. in ascertaining to which 'Winter' or 'January' R is referring.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givsoihHour interview began
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD1H : Time begun - hours
Valid cases11142Missing cases51
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givsoimMinute interview began
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD1M : Time begun - minutes
Valid cases11138Missing cases55
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givlyrIC: Interviewed last year
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GD0B (GEG6) : Interviewer check: Was respondent interviewed last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1844075.477.9
No2238821.322.1
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givievrEver interviewed
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GD0C (GEG7) : Interviewer check: Has respondent ever been interviewed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1857776.679.2
No: new2225120.120.8
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteThis is an important routing variable.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


glknbrdLikes present neighbourhood
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD2 : Overall, do you like living in this neighbourhood?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1973086.990.6
No210099.09.4
Missing or wild-924.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-165.6Missing
Valid cases10739Missing cases454
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsNeighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


glkmovePrefers to move house
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD3 : If you could choose, would you stay here in your present home or would you prefer to move somewhere else?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Stay here1667659.662.5
Prefer to move2400535.837.5
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11381.2Missing
Valid cases10681Missing cases512
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsNeighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


glkmovyPrefers to move: main reason
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD4 : What is the main reason why you would prefer to move?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Larger accom16545.816.4
Smaller/cheaper acc289.82.2
Own accommodation31861.74.7
To buy somewhere497.92.4
Health reasons519.2.5
No stairs61351.23.4
Another type786.82.2
Other aspects81671.54.2
Dislikes accom957.51.4
Better accom1081.72.0
Feels isolated111611.44.0
To rural environ123192.88.0
From urban environ1342.41.1
Traffic1492.82.3
Area unsafe152151.95.4
Noise161171.02.9
Unfriendly area171981.85.0
To specific area182442.26.1
Dislikes area193693.39.3
Occupation reasons2134.3.9
Reduce travelling2236.3.9
Retirement239.1.2
Family reasons241791.64.5
More privacy2545.41.1
Wants a change261571.43.9
For childs education2722.2.6
Other961631.54.1
No reason973.0.1
Missing or wild-930.3Missing
Inapplicable-8681460.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-16.1Missing
Valid cases3976Missing cases7217
Question RouteIF (GLKMOVE = 2) Asked if R prefers to move
Index TermsNeighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteThe responses to the open ended question are coded to the frame above. A full coding frame can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gplnewResident at present address last year
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD5 : Can I just check, have you yourself lived in this (house/flat) for more than a year, that is since before September 1st 1996?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1929883.186.0
No2151913.614.0
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10817Missing cases376
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gplnowmMonth moved to present address
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD6M : In what month did you move here?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January160.53.4
February21201.16.9
March31131.06.5
April41071.06.1
May51311.27.5
June61491.38.5
July71731.59.9
August81491.38.5
September93082.817.6
October101791.610.3
November111411.38.1
December121161.06.6
Missing or wild-912.1Missing
Inapplicable-8933183.4Missing
Don't know-1104.9Missing
Valid cases1746Missing cases9447
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gplnowy4Year moved to present address
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD6Y : In what year did you move here?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1994.746.5019471998
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1183716.4100.0
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8933183.4Missing
Don't know-114.1Missing
Valid cases1837Missing cases9356
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbMoved for employment reasons
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (2)
Question Number and Text GD7 : Did you move for reasons that were wholly or partly to do with your own job, or employment opportunities?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11831.612.1
No2133211.987.9
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Inapplicable-8929883.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases1515Missing cases9678
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbaMoved - employer relocated workplace
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8A : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Employer moved job to another workplace
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01721.596.1
Yes17.13.9
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbbMoved - new job, same employer
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8B : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Got a different job with the same employer which meant moving workplace
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01601.489.4
Yes119.210.6
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbcMoved - new job, new employer
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8C : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Moved to start a new job with a new employer
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01181.165.9
Yes161.534.1
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbdMoved - closer to same job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8D : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Moved to be nearer work but didn't move workplace
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01401.378.2
Yes139.321.8
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbeMoved - start own business
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8E : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Moved to start own business
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01701.595.0
Yes19.15.0
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbfMoved - relocate own business
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8F : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Decided to relocate own business
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01761.698.3
Yes13.01.7
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbgMoved - salary increase - new home
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8G : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Salary increased so could afford to move home
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01711.595.5
Yes18.14.5
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbhMoved - to seek work
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8H : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? Moved to look for work
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01691.594.4
Yes110.15.6
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovjbiMoved - other employment reason
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD8I : Which, if any of the reasons listed on this card (1) were reasons for you moving? None of the above
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01471.382.1
Yes132.317.9
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-81063195.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases179Missing cases11014
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2 AND GMOVJB = 1) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year and the reasons for moving were to do with employment
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovy1Moved - 1st non employment reason
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD9M1 : What were your (other) main reasons for moving?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mve in wth partn11841.612.7
Split from partn281.75.6
Mve in wth family348.43.3
Mve from family427.21.9
Mve in wth friend58.1.6
Closr fam, friend643.43.0
Mve to college101411.39.8
Left college1113.1.9
Job reasn, self1230.32.1
Job reasn, othr1334.32.4
Retirement144.0.3
Evicted, reposs15100.96.9
Larger accom211751.612.1
Smaller accom2268.64.7
Own accom2371.64.9
Buy accom2468.64.7
Health reasons2528.31.9
No stairs2611.1.8
Another type277.1.5
Other aspects2824.21.7
Dislkd prev acc2918.21.2
Better accom3024.21.7
Privacy316.1.4
Wants change3217.21.2
Dislkd isolatn4112.1.8
To rural envirn4211.1.8
Area unsafe4515.11.0
Noise468.1.6
Area unfriendly4719.21.3
To specfc place4817.21.2
Dislkd area4926.21.8
Other9685.85.9
No other reason9723.21.6
Missing or wild-982.7Missing
Inapplicable-8929883.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1446Missing cases9747
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
NoteFull Coding frame to which this open ended question is applied is included in the Appendix to Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovy2Moved - 2nd non employment reason
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD9M2 : What were your (other) main reasons for moving?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0132811.987.7
Mve in wth partn17.1.5
Split from partn21.0.1
Mve in wth family36.1.4
Mve from family46.1.4
Mve in wth friend51.0.1
Closr fam, friend613.1.9
Mve to college102.0.1
Left college111.0.1
Job reasn, self125.0.3
Job reasn, othr133.0.2
Retirement141.0.1
Evicted, reposs154.0.3
Larger accom2113.1.9
Smaller accom2211.1.7
Own accom235.0.3
Buy accom2412.1.8
Health reasons2511.1.7
Another type271.0.1
Other aspects2812.1.8
Better accom302.0.1
Privacy318.1.5
Dislkd isolatn413.0.2
To rural envirn426.1.4
From rural env431.0.1
Traffic442.0.1
Area unsafe453.0.2
Noise465.0.3
Area unfriendly476.1.4
To specfc place484.0.3
Dislkd area4918.21.2
Other9613.1.9
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Inapplicable-8929883.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases1514Missing cases9679
Question RouteIF (GPLNEW = 2) Asked if R has lived at present address for less than a year
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
NoteFull Coding frame to which this open ended question is applied is included in the Appendix to Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gdobmMonth of birth
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD10M : Would you please tell me your exact date of birth? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January18827.97.9
February28607.77.7
March310609.59.5
April49868.88.8
May59488.58.5
June69218.28.2
July79408.48.4
August89718.78.7
September99508.58.5
October109468.58.5
November118377.57.5
December128897.97.9
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases11190Missing cases3
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for GDOBY.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gdobyYear of birth
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD10Y : Would you please tell me your exact date of birth? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1952.0718.7418981981
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated111190100.0100.0
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases11190Missing cases3
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteAge of Respondent is given in derived variables GAGE and GAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gsexSex
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (3)
Question Number and Text GD11 : Interviewer Check sex of respondent
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1521246.646.6
Female2598153.453.4
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gcitzn1Citizenship: 1st mention
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (4)
Question Number and Text GD13M1 : What is your present citizenship? If you have a dual citizenship, please tell me both. 1st mention
Valid cases10804Missing cases389
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteFull Coding frame for this variable is included in the Appendix to Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gcitzn2Citizenship: 2nd mention
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (4)
Question Number and Text GD13M2 : What is your present citizenship? If you have a dual citizenship, please tell me both. 2nd mention
Valid cases10819Missing cases374
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for GCITZN1.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbstatCurrent economic activity
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (4)
Question Number and Text GD14 : Please look at this card (2) and tell me which best describes your current situation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Self-employed17576.86.8
Employed2558449.949.9
Unemployed34143.73.7
Retired4219419.619.6
Maternity leave525.2.2
Family care69698.78.7
FT studt, school76936.26.2
LT sick, disabld85024.54.5
Gvt trng scheme925.2.2
Other1022.2.2
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Valid cases11185Missing cases8
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteR's current employment status. Temporary absence for sickness etc = in paid employment. Waiting to take up job = 10. See Vol. A for more information on Employment Status variables within the survey. The coding frame for this variable at Wave One is significantly different to that at all other Waves. Care should be exercised when doing longitudinal analysis.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gedlyrAttended any educ inst. f/t since 1.9.96
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (4)
Question Number and Text GD15 : Have you attended any education institution full-time since September 1st last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11801.62.2
No2815472.897.8
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-8285425.5Missing
Valid cases8334Missing cases2859
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND (GJBSTAT = 1-6 OR 8-10)) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and is not in full-time education
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NotePart of update on non-employment activities of continuing respondents.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gedendmMonth left education institution
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (5)
Question Number and Text GD16M : When did you leave this education institution? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January17.14.7
February26.14.0
March36.14.0
April44.02.7
May512.18.1
June651.534.2
July737.324.8
August83.02.0
September95.03.4
October102.01.3
November111.0.7
December1215.110.1
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-81065395.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Not Left-321.2Missing
Valid cases149Missing cases11044
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND (GJBSTAT = 1-6 OR 8-10) AND GEDLYR = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and is not in full-time education but attended an education institution full-time since 1.9.1995
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NotePart of update on non-employment activities of continuing respondents.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gedendyYear left education institution
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (5)
Question Number and Text GD16Y : When did you leave this education institution? Year
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199617.211.4
19971321.288.6
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-81065395.2Missing
Proxy-73653.3Missing
Not left-321.2Missing
Valid cases149Missing cases11044
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND (GJBSTAT = 1-6 AND 8-10) AND GEDLYR = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and is not in full-time education but attended an education institution full-time since 1.9.1996
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NotePart of update on non-employment activities of continuing respondents.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gedtypeType of education attended/attending
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (5)
Question Number and Text GD17 : Could you look at this card (3) and tell me what type of education institution (you are attending/you attended last)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Comprehensive150.48.6
Grammar, not fee-pay216.12.8
Fee paying Grammar33.0.5
Sixth form college478.713.5
Public or other priv58.11.4
Other type of school67.11.2
Nursing school etc78.11.4
College of f educ81531.426.4
Other trng establmnt910.11.7
Polytechnic102.0.3
University112442.242.1
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-81060694.8Missing
Valid cases579Missing cases10614
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND (GJBSTAT = 7 OR GEDLYR = 1)) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has attended an education institute full-time since 1.9.1996
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NotePart of update on non-employment activities of continuing respondents.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gqfxHas listed qualifications since 1.9.96
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD18 : Please look at this card (4). Have you gained any of the qualifications listed since September 1st, last year?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16025.47.0
No2797471.293.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteAs some people would have obtained qualifications reported in Wave Six after 1.9.96, some double counting is possible. Care should be taken when combining qualifications across Waves. See Usage Notes in Vol. A. The highest current educational and academic qualifications are given in derived variables GQFEDHI and GQFACHI. Vocational qualifications are flagged in GQFVOC. National (Scottish) Vocational Qualifications - NVQ's and SVQ's began being awarded between Waves 4 and 5.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfxaNew qualif's: youth training cert
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19A : Which qualifications have you gained since then? Youth training certificate/Skillseekers
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0856976.699.9
Youth train cert17.1.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gqfxbNew qualif's: trade apprenticeship
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19B : Which qualifications have you gained since then? Recognised trade apprenticeship completed
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0856776.599.9
Trade apprenship19.1.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gqfxcNew qualif's: clerical or commercial
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19C : Which qualifications have you gained since then? Clerical and commercial qualifications (eg typing/ shorthand/ book-keeping/ commerce)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0853276.299.5
Clerical/comml144.4.5
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfxdNew qualif's: City and Guilds Pt I
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19D : Which qualifications have you gained since then? City & Guilds Certificate - Craft/Intermediate/Ordinary/Part I / or Scotvec National Certificate Modules / or NVQ1/SVQ1
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0849275.999.0
Guilds Pt I184.81.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfxeNew qualif's: City and Guilds Pt II
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19E : Which qualifications have you gained since then? City & Guilds Certificate - Advanced/Final/Part II / or Scotvec Higher National Units / or NVQ2/SVQ2
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0851876.199.3
Guilds Pt II158.5.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfxfNew qualif's: City and Guilds Pt III
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19F : Which qualifications have you gained since then? City & Guilds Certificate - Full Technological/Part III / or Scotvec Higher National Units / or NVQ3/SVQ3
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0854676.499.7
Guilds Pt III130.3.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfxgNew qualif's: ONC OND BEC Gen cert
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19G : Which qualifications have you gained since then? Ordinary National Diploma (OND), BTEC / Scotvec National Certificate or Diploma / or NVQ3/SVQ3
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0853576.399.5
ONC or OND141.4.5
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfxhNew qualif's: HNC HND BEC Higher cert
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19H : Which qualifications have you gained since then? Higher National Diploma (HND), BTEC / Scotvec Higher Certificate or Higher Diploma / or NVQ4/SVQ4
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0854976.499.7
HNC or HND127.2.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfxiNew qualif's: nursing SEN SRN SCM
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19I : Which qualifications have you gained since then? Nursing qualifications (eg SEN,SRN,SCM RGN)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0857176.699.9
Nursing quals15.0.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX. Health visitors' qualifications, Nursery Nurses' and Dental Nurses and Hygenists' qualifications are all coded as 'Other Technical'.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gqfxjNew qualif's: teaching
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (6)
Question Number and Text GD19J : Which qualifications have you gained since then? Teaching qualifications (not degree)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0855576.499.8
Teaching quals121.2.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8225120.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases8576Missing cases2617
Question RouteIF (GIVIEVR = 1 AND GQFX = 1) Asked if R has ever been interviewed and has gained qualification(s) listed (Showcard 4) since last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GQFX.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7