Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Survey of English Housing, 1998-1999

Title details

SN: 4205
Title: Survey of English Housing, 1998-1999
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4205-1
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: PA ; 150
Hazel Green, project manager for SEH in all previous years.

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.
A set of questions on air quality was also included in the 1998-1999 survey, asked on behalf of the Building Research Establishment.
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 1998-1999 dataset contains four data files relating to different units of analysis : the household file contains information about each household interviewed and includes the air quality questions (file hhd98ess.por); the individual file contains information about each individual in the household interviewed (ind98ess.por); the family unit file contains information about each family unit in the household (fut98ess.por); the private renting tenancy group file contains information about each private renting tenancy group (ten98ess.por).

Standard Measures
Standard Occupational Coding used.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 1998 - March 1999
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: (B) 20507 (obtained) Interviewed households
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
CAPI
Weighting: No information recorded

Keywords

ADMINISTRATIVE AREASAGEAIR CONDITIONING
AIR POLLUTIONAPARTMENTSAPPOINTMENT TO JOB
ASSOCIATIONSATTITUDESBATHROOMS
BEDROOMSBUILDING MAINTENANCECENTRAL HEATING
CHEMICALSCHILD BENEFITSCHILDREN
CLEANING AGENTSCOHABITATIONCOMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
COMMUNITIESCOMMUNITY BEHAVIOURCOOKING
COSTSCOUNCIL TAXCRIME
CRIMINAL DAMAGEDEBTSDECISION MAKING
DISABLED PERSONSDOGSECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC VALUEEMPLOYEESEMPLOYERS
EMPLOYMENTEMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESENGLANDETHNIC GROUPS
FAMILY MEMBERSFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFREEHOLDFUELS
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONGARAGES
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
INCOMEINDUSTRIESINHERITANCE
INSURANCEINTEREST (FINANCE)INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSJOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTING
KITCHENSLANDLORDSLAVATORIES
LEASEHOLDLEASESLIVING CONDITIONS
LOCAL GOVERNMENTLODGERSMANAGEMENT
MANAGERSMARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUS
MEALSMOBILE HOMESMORTGAGES
MOTOR VEHICLESNEIGHBOURHOODSNEIGHBOURS
NOISE POLLUTIONOCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONAL STATUS
OCCUPATIONSPART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPASSIVE SMOKING
PLACE OF RESIDENCEPRIVATE GARDENSPRIVATE SECTOR
PROPERTY, OWNERSHIP AND TENUREPUBLIC SECTORPUBLIC TRANSPORT
RATESREBATESRECREATIONAL FACILITIES
REFUSERENTED ACCOMMODATIONRENTS
REPOSSESSION (HOUSES)RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPONSIBILITY
RETIREMENTROAD TRAFFIC NOISEROOM SHARING
ROOMSSAFETY AND SECURITYSATISFACTION
SAVINGSSCHOOLSSECOND HOMES
SELF-EMPLOYEDSEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGSHARED HOME OWNERSHIP
SHELTERED HOUSINGSICK PERSONSSMOKING
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS
SPOUSESSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)STUDENTS
SUPERVISORSSUPERVISORY STATUSTEMPORARY HOUSING
TENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTIED HOUSING
TRANSPORTUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYED
UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONVACANT HOUSINGVOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS
WAGESWASTE COLLECTIONWATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)
WINDOWS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 05 April 2001
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 a4205dab.pdf 277
Questionnaire a4205qab.pdf 294
Data dictionary part 1 a4205rab.pdf 275
Data dictionary part 2 a4205rbb.pdf 216
Index file in4205.pdf 115
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4205_Information.htm 21
READ File read4205.txt 4

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, 1997-1998 (SN 4013)
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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