Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Survey of English Housing, 1995-1996

Title details

SN: 3767
Title: Survey of English Housing, 1995-1996
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3767-1
Series: Survey of English Housing, 1993-2008
Depositor: Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Principal investigator(s): Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Department of the Environment
Data collector(s): Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Sponsor(s): Department of the Environment
Other acknowledgements: BN-0100
H. Green, and K. Deacon of Office for National Statistics, Social Survey Division; D. Down of The 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 SEH comprises a main core of factual questions that remain largely unchanged from year to year, and cover tenure, housing costs and difficulties with mortgage/rent payments, housing history, moving intentions, and the type of home desired. The survey also carries a set of attitudinal questions which are revised/rotated each year.

The 1995-1996 dataset contains six datafiles relating to different units of analysis: household file - information about each sampled household interviewed; individual file - information about each individual in each household interviewed; family unit file - information about each family unit in each household interviewed; waiting list file - information about each waiting list group in each household interviewed; private renting tenancy group file - information about each private renting tenancy group; tenancy group individual file - information about each individual in each tenancy group interviewed. Topics covered include:

Household Interview:
All households: demographic data; type of accommodation; second homes; tenure.
Tenants: subletting; rooms and accommodation characteristics; sharing; moves and housing history; repossessions; social sector housing waiting lists; homelessness; satisfaction with present accommodation; problems with neighbours; residents' associations; features of the area; improvements to the area; underoccupation; security of tenure; preferred accommodation; satisfaction with the area.
Owners: previous experience of owning; trading up and trading down; source and amount of present mortgage; mortgage arrears; interest in renting.
Social sector renters: interest in buying; grants and schemes to help tenants buy; experience of owning; housing benefit and rent; rent arrears; tenants' rights and relationship with landlord; views about different types of landlord; tenants' charter; employment; homeworking; occupation; income.

Private Renters' Module:
Tenancy group composition; tenancy characteristics; rent and housing benefit; services included in rent; securing the accommodation; rent arrears; first application for housing benefit; finding the accommodation; pre-tenancy rent determinations for housing benefit; relations with landlord; moves in last three years; buying/moving intentions; employment of head of tenancy group; income, and income from government schemes, self employment, employment, second jobs, pensions, regular payments, savings, maintenance payments, state benefits and other sources; tax paid, total net and gross income of individual and tenancy group.

Standard Measures
Standard Occupation Coding.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1995 - 1996
Dates of fieldwork: April 1995 - March 1996
Country: England
Spatial units: Standard Statistical Regions
Observation units: Families/households
tenancy groups
Kind of data: Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
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: Addresses 28,224 (target); 25,831 eligible households (target), 20,825 interviewed households (obtained).
Weighted sample size 19,918 (grossed number of households in England in thousands). Weighting factors used: H4A (household file), H4AT (tenancy group file).
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
CAPI used.
Weighting: No information recorded

Keywords

ABSENTEEISMACCESS TO FACILITIESADMINISTRATIVE AREAS
AGEANSWERPHONESAPARTMENTS
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTAPPOINTMENT TO JOBASSAULT
ASSOCIATIONSATTITUDESBATHROOMS
BEDROOMSBUILDING MAINTENANCECARE OF DEPENDANTS
CENTRAL HEATINGCHILD BENEFITSCHILDREN
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGSCOMMUNITIESCOMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR
COSTSCOUNCIL TAXCRIME
CRIMINAL DAMAGEDEBTSDECISION MAKING
DISABLED PERSONSDISORDERLY CONDUCTDOGS
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESDRUG TRAFFICKINGECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC VALUEEDUCATIONAL GRANTSEMPLOYEES
EMPLOYERSEMPLOYMENTEMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESENGLANDETHNIC GROUPS
EXPECTATIONFAMILY MEMBERSFAX TRANSMITTERS
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCESFINANCIAL SUPPORT
FREEHOLDFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
GENDERGENERAL PRACTITIONERSHEADS OF HOUSEHOLD
HEATING SYSTEMSHOLIDAYSHOME BUYING
HOME OWNERSHIPHOME SELLINGHOME SHARING
HOME-BASED WORKHOMELESSNESSHOSPITAL SERVICES
HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSESHOUSINGHOUSING AGE
HOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING FINANCEHOUSING TENURE
HUMAN SETTLEMENTINCOMEINCOME TAX
INDUSTRIESINSURANCEINTEREST (FINANCE)
INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTINTERPERSONAL RELATIONSINVESTMENT
INVESTMENT RETURNJOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTING
KITCHENSLANDLORDSLARGE SHOPS
LAVATORIESLEASEHOLDLEASES
LEAVELEAVING HOME (YOUTH)LIVING CONDITIONS
LOCAL GOVERNMENTLODGERSMANAGERS
MARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUSMEALS
MOBILE HOMESMODEMSMORTGAGES
MOTOR VEHICLESNEIGHBOURSNOISE POLLUTION
OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONAL STATUSOCCUPATIONS
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPLACE OF RESIDENCEPOST OFFICES
PRICESPRIVATE GARDENSPRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS
PRIVATE SECTORPUBLIC SECTORPUBLIC TRANSPORT
RACE RELATIONSRATESREBATES
RECREATIONAL FACILITIESREDUNDANCY PAYREFUSE
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONRENTSREPOSSESSION (HOUSES)
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPONSIBILITYRETIREMENT
ROOM SHARINGROOMSSAFETY AND SECURITY
SATISFACTIONSAVINGSSECOND HOMES
SELF-EMPLOYEDSEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGSHARED HOME OWNERSHIP
SHOPSSICK PERSONSSOCIAL HOUSING
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSPOUSES
STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)STUDENTS
SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORSTAX RELIEF
TENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTIED HOUSING
TRANSPORTUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONVACANT HOUSINGWAGES
WASTE COLLECTIONWATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 19 September 1997
Latest edition: Edition Number 2 ( Edition 2 )
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 - Part 1 a3767dab.pdf 584
Derived Variables - Part 2 a3767dbb.pdf 200
User Guide a3767uab.pdf 233
Index File in3767.pdf 15
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3767_Information.htm 24
READ File read3767.txt 2

Related studies:

Survey of English Housing, 1993-1994 (SN 3475)
Survey of English Housing, 1994-1995 (SN 3561)
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 using Nesstar: satisfaction with housing using the Survey of English Housing 2007-2008 (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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