Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Survey of English Housing, 1993-1994

Title details

SN: 3475
Title: Survey of English Housing, 1993-1994
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3475-1
Series: Survey of English Housing, 1993-2008
Depositor: Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Principal investigator(s): Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Sponsor(s): Department of the Environment

Subject Categories

Housing
Income, property and investment - Economics

Abstract

The Survey of English Housing (SEH) was a continuous annual survey series, which began in 1993. The survey provided key housing data on tenure, owner occupation and the social rented sector, and regular information about the private rented sector. The survey was originally sponsored by the Department of the Environment, which became the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in time for the 1996-1997 survey, then the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by 2000-2001. Responsibility for the SEH was transferred to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister after the fieldwork for the 2002-2003 survey commenced, and on 5 May 2006 the series became part of the remit of the newly-established Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The main aims of the SEH were to provide regular information about the main features of people's housing and their views about their circumstances, and information about the private rented sector (not covered by routine administrative statistics like the owner-occupied and social rented sectors).

From 2008, the SEH merged with the English House Condition Survey (EHCS) to form the new English Housing Survey (EHS). The last SEH dataset is the 2007-2008 study. The EHS data are available at the UK Data Archive under GN 33422.

Further information about the SEH and the EHS may be found on the DCLG web site Survey of English Housing and English Housing Survey web pages.
Main Topics:
The following subjects were covered in the 1993-1994 survey:
Household Interview
All Households: classification section, demographic data; housing tenure; details of accommodation; sharing (if any); moves and housing history, reasons for moving; age at which HOH left parents' home; satisfaction with present accommodation; waiting lists.
Owner Occupiers: details of mortgages; cost of housing; difficulties with mortgage payments; sale of previous property; trading up and trading down.
Public Sector Tenants: rents and rent arrears; receipt of housing benefit; expectations of buying.
All Households: employment and income.
Private Renters Module
All Tenancy Groups: type of tenancy agreement, security of tenure; rents, changes in rent, what is included in rent; rent arrears, difficulties in paying rent; repairs and getting them done; relations with landlord; finding rented accommodation; housing expectations and future expectations; employment details (if head of tenancy group is not HOH), income.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 1993 - March 1994
Country: England
Spatial units: Standard Statistical Regions
Universe: National
Households
Housing
Tenants
Private households and privately renting tenancy groups in England
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
conducted annually from 1993/1994-2007/2008. The SEH was replaced by the EHS from 2008 (see Abstract section for details).
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: Households 25375 (target) 20307 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Computer assisted interviewing.
Weighting: No information recorded

Keywords

ABSENTEEISMADMINISTRATIVE AREASAGE
APARTMENTSAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTAPPOINTMENT TO JOB
ATTITUDESBATHROOMSBEDROOMS
BUILDING MAINTENANCECARE OF DEPENDANTSCENTRAL HEATING
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGSCOSTSCOUNCIL TAX
DEBTSDECISION MAKINGDISABLED PERSONS
DISTANCE MEASUREMENTDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITY
EDUCATIONAL GRANTSEMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESENGLAND
ETHNIC GROUPSEXPECTATIONEXPENDITURE
FAMILY MEMBERSFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
GENDERHEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHOLIDAYS
HOME BUYINGHOME OWNERSHIPHOME SELLING
HOME SHARINGHOUSESHOUSING
HOUSING AGEHOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING TENURE
INCOMEINCOME TAXINDUSTRIES
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSINVESTMENTINVESTMENT RETURN
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTINGKITCHENS
LANDLORDSLAVATORIESLEAVE
LEAVING HOME (YOUTH)LIVING CONDITIONSLODGERS
MANAGERSMARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUS
MEALSMOBILE HOMESMORTGAGES
OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONAL STATUSOCCUPATIONS
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPENSION CONTRIBUTIONSPRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS
PRIVATE SECTORPUBLIC SECTORRATES
REBATESREDUNDANCY PAYRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPONSIBILITY
RETIREMENTROOM SHARINGROOMS
SATISFACTIONSAVINGSSELF-EMPLOYED
SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGSHARED HOME OWNERSHIPSICK PERSONS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS
SPOUSESSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)
STUDENTSSUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORS
TAX RELIEFTENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASING
TIED HOUSINGUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONVACANT HOUSINGWAGES

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 19 October 1995
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
Derived variables a3475dab.pdf 270
Methodology and questionnaires a3475qab.pdf 719
Household/individual/family unit/waiting list data dictionaries a3475vab.pdf 290
Tenancy group/tenancy group individual data dictionaries a3475vbb.pdf 322
Index file in3475.pdf 63
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3475_Information.htm 19

Related studies:

Survey of English Housing, 1994-1995 (SN 3561)
Survey of English Housing, 1995-1996 (SN 3767)
Survey of English Housing, 1996-1997 (SN 3884)
Survey of English Housing, 1997-1998 (SN 4013)
Survey of English Housing, 1998-1999 (SN 4205)
Survey of English Housing, 1999-2000 (SN 4538)
Survey of English Housing, 2000-2001 (SN 4643)
Survey of English Housing, 2001-2002 (SN 5021)
Survey of English Housing, 2002-2003 (SN 5236)
Survey of English Housing, 2003-2004 (SN 5506)
Survey of English Housing, 2004-2005 (SN 5709)
Survey of English Housing, 2005-2006 (SN 6107)
Survey of English Housing, 1993/94-2007/08 (SN 6376)
Survey of English Housing, 2006-2007 (SN 6398)
Survey of English Housing, 2007-2008 (SN 6399)

Related support guides:

What is weighting?
Analysing housing data with Nesstar (Video)

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Carey, S. (1995) Private renting in England, 1993/94, London: HMSO.

Green, H. and Hansbro, J. (1995) Housing in England 1993/94, London: HMSO.

Green, H., et al. (1996) Housing in England 1994/95, London: HMSO.

Green, H., et al. (1997) Housing in England 1995/96, London: The Stationery Office.

Green, H., Deacon, K. and Down, D. (1998) Housing in England 1996/97, London: The Stationery Office.

Green, H. et al (1999) Housing in England 1997/98, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0116210206.

McConaghy, M., et al. (2000) Housing in England 1998/99, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0116213655.

Bates, B., et al. (2001) Housing in England 1999/00, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0116214716.

Bates, B., et al. (2002) Housing in England 2000/01, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0117029653.

Robinson C., et al. (2004) Housing in England 2002/3: a report of the Survey of English Housing, London: TSO.

Links to online publications associated with the survey can be found on the DCLG web site SEH Publications page.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Davies Z.G. et al. (2009) 'A national scale inventory of resource provision for biodiversity within domestic gardens', Biological Conservation, 142, pp.761-771.

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