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UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Survey of English Housing, 1996-1997

Title details

SN: 3884
Title: Survey of English Housing, 1996-1997
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3884-1
Series: Survey of English Housing, 1993-2008
Depositor: Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Principal investigator(s): Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Data collector(s): Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Sponsor(s): Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
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, Transport and the Regions.

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 1996-1997 dataset contains five 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; 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.

The main change between 1995/96 and 1996/97 was that the questions about respondents' attitudes focused on a different set of housing issues and the detailed questions on the income of private renters were replaced by a simple question on total tenancy group income.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 1996 - March 1997
Country: England
Spatial units: Government Office 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); 20,300 households interviewed (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
CAPI used.
Weighting: No information recorded

Keywords

ABSENTEEISMADMINISTRATIVE AREASAGE
APARTMENTSAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTAPPOINTMENT TO JOB
ASSOCIATIONSATTITUDESBATHROOMS
BEDROOMSBUILDING MAINTENANCECARE OF DEPENDANTS
CENTRAL HEATINGCHILD BENEFITSCHILDREN
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGSCOMMUNITIESCOMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR
COSTSCOUNCIL TAXCRIME
DEBTSDECISION MAKINGDISABLED PERSONS
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC VALUE
EMPLOYEESEMPLOYERSEMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
ENGLANDETHNIC GROUPSFAMILY MEMBERS
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCESFINANCIAL SUPPORT
FREEHOLDFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
GENDERHEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEATING SYSTEMS
HOME BUYINGHOME OWNERSHIPHOME SELLING
HOME SHARINGHOMELESSNESSHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATION
HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSHOUSEHOLDSHOUSES
HOUSINGHOUSING AGEHOUSING FACILITIES
HOUSING FINANCEHOUSING TENUREHUMAN SETTLEMENT
INCOMEINCOME TAXINDUSTRIES
INSURANCEINTEREST (FINANCE)INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSJOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTING
KITCHENSLANDLORDSLARGE SHOPS
LAVATORIESLEASEHOLDLEASES
LEAVELIVING CONDITIONSLODGERS
MANAGERSMARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUS
MEALSMOBILE HOMESMORTGAGES
MOTOR VEHICLESNEIGHBOURHOODSOCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS
OCCUPATIONAL STATUSOCCUPATIONSPART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PLACE OF RESIDENCEPRIVATE GARDENSPRIVATE SECTOR
PUBLIC SECTORQUALIFICATIONSRATES
REBATESRENTED ACCOMMODATIONRENTS
REPOSSESSION (HOUSES)RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPONSIBILITY
RETIREMENTROOM SHARINGROOMS
SAFETY AND SECURITYSATISFACTIONSAVINGS
SECOND HOMESSELF-EMPLOYEDSHARED HOME OWNERSHIP
SICK PERSONSSOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSPOUSESSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)
STUDENTSSUPERVISORSTAX RELIEF
TENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTIED HOUSING
UNEARNED INCOMEUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONVACANT HOUSING
VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONSVOLUNTARY WORKWAGES
WATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)YOUTH

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 20 July 1998
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 a3884dab.pdf 260
Questionnaire a3884qab.pdf 157
Index file in3884.pdf 7
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3884_Information.htm 21
READ File read3884.txt 2

Related studies:

Survey of English Housing, 1993-1994 (SN 3475)
Survey of English Housing, 1994-1995 (SN 3561)
Survey of English Housing, 1995-1996 (SN 3767)
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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