Skip to content

BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

Record Type hhhresp

hhid Household identification number
hhhdoi Day of interview
hhhmoi Month of interview
hhhyoi4 Year of interview
hhhsoih Hour interview began
hhhsoim Minute interview began
hhstype Type of accommodation
hhsrins Institutional accommodation rented
hhsroom Number of rooms in accommodation
hhsownd House owned or rented
hhsowr1 PNO of 1st person owning accommodation
hhsowr2 PNO of 2nd person owning accommodation
hmghave Home mortgaged or owned outright
hhsowrp Outright homeowner before 1.9.97
hmgynot How home came to be owned outright
hhscost Original purchase price of property
hmgly Mortgage on home before 1.9.97
hhsivw7 HH interview this address last year
hmgxtra Taken out additional mortgage on home
hmgnew Amount of additional mortgage on home
hmgxty1 Extra loan for home extension
hmgxty2 Extra loan for home improvements
hmgxty3 Extra loan for car purchase
hmgxty4 Extra loan for other consumer goods
hmgxty5 Extra loan for other specified reason
hmgold Amount borrowed at purchase: mortgagee
hmglife Years left to pay: mortgagee
hmgtype Type of mortgage
hxpmg Last total monthly mortgage payment
hxpmg1 Mortgage includes protection policy
hxpmg2 Mortgage includes structure insurance
hxpmg3 Mortgage includes contents insurance
hxpmg4 Mortgage includes extra payments
hmgyr04 Year mortgage began
hhsyr04 Year became owner: home bought outright
hhsval Value of property: home owners
hhsjb Accommodation with present job: renter
hrentp1 Who rents accommodation: 1st mention
hrentp2 Who rents accommodation: 2nd mention
hrentll Landlord of rented accommodation
hrentf Accommodation rented furnished or other
hrent Net amount of last rent payment
hrentw Weeks covered by last rent payment
hrent1 Rent includes water charges
hrent2 Rent includes land or business premises
hrent3 Rent includes garage
hrent4 Rent includes heating lighting or water
hrent5 Rent includes meals
hrent6 Rent includes other services
hrent7 Rent includes sewerage charges
hrent8 Rent includes council tax
hrenthb Receives rent rebate or rent allowance
hrentg Gross rent including Housing Benefit
hrentgw Weeks covered by gross rent
hxphsdf Problems paying for housing over year
hxphsd1 Housing payments required borrowing
hxphsd2 Housing payments required cutbacks
hxphsdb Been 2+ months late with housing payment
hhskch Accom: has separate kitchen
hhskchs Accom: is separate kitchen shared
hhsbth Accom: has separate bathroom
hhsbths Accom: is separate bathroom shared
hhstlt Accom: has indoor toilet
hhstlts Accom: is indoor toilet shared
hhsgdn Accom: has terrace/garden
hhsgdns Accom: is terrace/garden shared
hheatch Household has central heating
hheatyp Central heating fuel type
hxpgasy Amount spent on gas since Sept 1997
hxplecy Amount on electricity since Sept 1997
hxpoily Amount spent on oil since Sept 1997
hxpsfly Amount on coal/other since Sept 1997
hhsprbg Accom: shortage of space
hhsprbh Accom: noise from neighbours
hhsprbi Accom: street noise
hhsprbj Accom: not enough light
hhsprbk Accom: lack of adequate heating
hhsprbl Accom: condensation
hhsprbm Accom: leaky roof
hhsprbn Accom: damp walls, floors etc
hhsprbo Accom: rot in windows, floors
hhsprbp Accom: pollution/environmental problems
hhsprbq Accom: vandalism or crime
hhsctax Council tax band of accommodation
hhs2ownd Household member owns other property
hhs2val Value of 2nd property
hmgtot Total mortgage on all property
hcdhave Has one of listed items in accommodation
hcdbght Bought any consumer durable since 1.9.97
hcd1use Colour TV in accommodation
hcd1new Colour TV bought in last year
hcd1cst Cost of TV bought in past year
hcd2use VCR in accommodation
hcd2new VCR bought in last year
hcd2cst Cost of VCR bought in past year
hcd3use Freezer in accommodation
hcd3new Freezer bought in last year
hcd3cst Cost of deep freeze bought in past year
hcd4use Washing machine in accommodation
hcd4new Washing machine bought in last year
hcd4cst Cost of washer bought in past year
hcd5use Tumble dryer in accommodation
hcd5new Tumble dryer bought in last year
hcd5cst Cost of tumble drier bought in past year
hcd6use Dish washer in accommodation
hcd6new Dish washer bought in last year
hcd6cst Cost of dish washer bought in past year
hcd7use Microwave oven in accommodation
hcd7new Microwave oven bought in last year
hcd7cst Cost of microwave bought in past year
hcd8use Home computer in accommodation
hcd8new Home computer bought in last year
hcd8cst Cost of computer bought in past year
hcd9use CD player in accommodation
hcd9new CD player bought in last year
hcd9cst Cost of CD player bought in past year
hcd10use Satellite Dish in accommodation
hcd10new Satellite Dish bought in last year
hcd10cst Cost of satellite bought in past year
hcd11use Cable TV in accommodation
hcd11new Cable TV bought in last year
hcd11cst Cost of cable TV bought in past year
hcd12use Telephone in accommodation
hcd12new Telephone bought in last year
hcd12cst Cost of telephone bought in past year
hxphp Repayments on hire purchase or loans
hxphpdf Repayments a burden on household
hhscana Keep home adequately warm
hhscnta Would like to keep home warm
hhscanb Pay for annual holiday
hhscntb Would like to pay for annual holiday
hhscanc Replace furniture
hhscntc Would like to replace furniture
hhscand Buy new clothes
hhscntd Would like to buy new clothes
hhscane Eat meat on alternate days
hhscnte Would like meat on alternate days
hhscanf Feed visitors once a month
hhscntf Can't afford visitors once a month
hxpfood Total weekly food and grocery bill
hncars Car or van available for private use
hcarown Household member owns vehicle
hivh1 PNO of 1st person answering HH questions
hivh2 PNO of 2nd person answering HH questions
hivh3 PNO of 3rd person answering HH questions
hhhfoih Hour interview ended
hhhfoim Minute interview ended
hivfho Final household interview outcome
hhhorig Sample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
hhhdc Household level document check
hxhwght Household Weight
hhhsize Number of Persons in Household
hhhtype Household Type
hregion Region / Metropolitan Area
hnch02 Number children in household aged 0-2
hnch34 Number children in household aged 3-4
hnch511 Number children in household aged 5-11
hnch1215 Number children in household aged 12-15
hnch1618 Number dependent children in HH 16+
hnkids Number of children in household
hnwed Number of married persons in household
hnpens Number over pensionable age in household
hna75pl Number aged 75 and over in household
hagechy Age of youngest child in household
hncouple Number of Couples in household
hnonepar Number of Single Parents in household
hnemp Number in Employment in household
hnwage Number in household of working age
htenure Housing tenure
hxphsn Net monthly housing costs
hxphsg Gross monthly housing costs
hfieqfcb HH Equivalence scale before hsing costs
hfieqfca HH Equivalence scale after hsing costs
hfihhyr annual household income (1.9.97-1.9.98)
hfihhmn Household income: month before interview
hfihhyl annual household labour income
hfihhynl Annual household non-labour income
hfihhyp Annual household pension income
hfihhyb Annual household benefit income
hfihhyt Annual household transfer income
hfihhyi Annual household investment income
hfihhml HH labour income month before intv
hfihhmnl HH non-labour income month before intv
hfihhmp HH pension income month before intv
hfihhmb HH benefit income month before intv
hfihhmt HH transfer income month before intv
hfihhmi HH investment income month before intv
hhhmove Mover household indicator
hmgnewi Imputation flag - HMGNEW (base)
hxpmgi Imputation flag - HXPMG (base)
hhsvali Imputation flag - HHSVAL (base)
hrenti Imputation flag - HRENT (base)
hrentgi Imputation flag - HRENTG (base)
hxphsni Imputation flag - HXPHSN (derived)
hxphsgi Imputation flag - HXPHSG (derived)
hfihhmni Imputation flag - HFIHHMN (derived)
hfihhmli Imputation flag - HFIHHML (derived)
hfihmnli Imputation flag - HFIHHMNL (derived)
hfihhmpi Imputation flag - HFIHHMP (derived)
hfihhmbi Imputation flag - HFIHHMB (derived)
hfihhmti Imputation flag - HFIHHMT (derived)
hfihhmii Imputation flag - HFIHHMI (derived)
hfihhyri Imputation flag - HFIHHYR (derived)
hfihhyli Imputation flag - HFIHHYL (derived)
hfihhyni Imputation flag - HFIHHYNL (derived)
hfihhypi Imputation flag - HFIHHYP (derived)
hfihhybi Imputation flag - HFIHHYB (derived)
hfihhyti Imputation flag - HFIHHYT (derived)
hfihhyii Imputation flag - HFIHHYI (derived)
hfihhsel Flag: S/Emp loss not inc. in HH income
hxhwghte ECHP Household weight
hregion2 Government Office Region
hloctax local taxes
hhdemp hd empl earn
hspemp sp empl earn
hhdse hd se earn
hspse sp se earn
hothlab oth hh lab income
hdeduc total hh deductions
hnetlab total lab income
hni national ins. contributions
hcontr occup. pension contr.
htaxnet income tax net of credits
htaxgr income tax before credits
htaxcr credits on income tax
hgrpay hh gross labour earnings
hhcost gross housing costs
hhhi hh inv income
hhhb hh ben income
hhhp hh pension income
hhht hh transfer income
hhhneti hh net income
hhhnetde hh current net inc equ(McClements)/defl
hhmaint hh maint paid
hbhcind BHC index: Jan 1987=100
hmonum Year and month of interview: YYYYMM
hhhnetde2 hh current net inc equ(mod-oecd)/defl
heq_moecd (mean) eq_moecd
hhhyrln hh ann. net labour income
hyrni hh ann. nat. ins. contrib.
hyrcontr hh ann. occup. pens. contrib.
hhhyrlg hh ann. gross labour income
hyrtaxnt hh ann. inc. tax after credits
hyrtaxgr hh ann. inc. tax before credits
hyrtaxcr hh ann. credits on income tax
hyrdeduc hh ann. total deductions
hhhyri hh ann. invest. income
hhhyrb hh ann. ben income
hhhyrp hh ann. pension income
hhhyrt hh ann. transfer income
hhhyneti hh. ann. net income
hhhnyrde real equivalised hh ann. income
hbhcinda average inflation over reference period: 1.9. - 31.8.
hbasepi inflation index in reference month: 201001
hhhyrpi imputation flag - hfihhyp (derived)
hhhyrbi imputation flag - hfihhyb (derived)
hhhyrti imputation flag - hfihhyt (derived)
hhhyrii imputation flag - hfihhyi (derived)
hhhyrlni imputation flag - whhyrln (based on hfihhyli)
hhhnyrde2 real equivalised hh ann. Income, using mod OCED scale