Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Survey of English Housing, 1997-1998

Title details

SN: 4013
Title: Survey of English Housing, 1997-1998
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4013-1
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

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 1997-1998 dataset contains four data files relating to different units of analysis : the household file contains information about each sampled household interviewed (file h013a.por); the individual file contains information about each individual in the household interviewed (h013b.por); the family unit file contains information about each family unit in the household (h013c.por); the private renting tenancy group file contains information about each private renting tenancy group (h013d.por).

Standard Measures
Standard Occupational Coding used.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 1997 - March 1998
Country: England
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
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: (D)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview
CAPI
Weighting: No information recorded

Keywords

ABSENTEEISMADMINISTRATIVE AREASAGE
APARTMENTSAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTAPPOINTMENT TO JOB
ASSOCIATIONSATTITUDESBATHROOMS
BEDROOMSBUILDING MAINTENANCECENTRAL HEATING
CHILD BENEFITSCHILDRENCOMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
COMMUNITIESCOMMUNITY BEHAVIOURCOSTS
COUNCIL TAXCRIMECRIMINAL DAMAGE
DEBTSDECISION MAKINGDISABLED PERSONS
DISORDERLY CONDUCTDOGSECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC VALUEEMPLOYEESEMPLOYERS
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
EMPLOYMENTENGLANDETHNIC GROUPS
FAMILY MEMBERSFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFREEHOLDFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
FURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONGENDERHEADS OF HOUSEHOLD
HEATING SYSTEMSHOME BUYINGHOME OWNERSHIP
HOME SELLINGHOME SHARINGHOMELESSNESS
HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSESHOUSING AGEHOUSING FACILITIES
HOUSING FINANCEHOUSING TENUREHOUSING
HUMAN SETTLEMENTINCOME TAXINCOME
INDUSTRIESINHERITANCEINSURANCE
INTEREST (FINANCE)INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTINTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTINGKITCHENS
LANDLORDSLARGE SHOPSLAVATORIES
LEASEHOLDLEASESLEAVE
LIVING CONDITIONSLODGERSMANAGERS
MARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUSMEALS
MOBILE HOMESMORTGAGESMOTOR VEHICLES
NEIGHBOURHOODSNEIGHBOURSNOISE POLLUTION
OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONAL STATUSOCCUPATIONS
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPLACE OF RESIDENCEPRIVATE GARDENS
PRIVATE SECTORPUBLIC SECTORPUBLIC TRANSPORT
RACIAL DISCRIMINATIONRACIAL PREJUDICERATES
REBATESRECREATIONAL FACILITIESREFUSE
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONRENTSREPOSSESSION (HOUSES)
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPONSIBILITYRETIREMENT
ROOM SHARINGROOMSSAFETY AND SECURITY
SATISFACTIONSAVINGSSCHOOLS
SECOND HOMESSECURITY SYSTEMSSELF-EMPLOYED
SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGSHARED HOME OWNERSHIPSHELTERED HOUSING
SICK PERSONSSOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSPOUSESSTREET LIGHTING
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)STUDENTSSUPERVISORS
SUPERVISORY STATUSTAX RELIEFTEMPORARY HOUSING
TENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTIED HOUSING
TRANSPORTUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYED
UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONVACANT HOUSINGVOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS
WAGESWASTE COLLECTIONWATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 31 August 1999
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 a4013dab.pdf 392
Questionnaire a4013qab.pdf 1015
Data dictionary part 1 a4013rab.pdf 510
Data dictionary part 2 a4013rbb.pdf 1265
Index file in4013.pdf 11
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4013_Information.htm 20
READ File read4013.txt 3

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, 1996-1997 (SN 3884)
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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