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UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

English House Condition Survey, 1996: Derived Data

Title details

SN: 6101
Title: English House Condition Survey, 1996: Derived Data
Alternative title: EHCS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6101-1
Series: English House Condition Surveys, 1967-2007
Depositor: Department for Communities and Local Government
Principal investigator(s): Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Subject Categories

Housing

Abstract

The English House Condition Survey (EHCS) was a national survey of housing in England, commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). The survey was originally called the National House Condition Survey and covered England and Wales. The information obtained through the survey provides an accurate picture of the type, condition and energy efficiency of housing in England, the people living there, and their views on housing and their neighbourhoods. The survey covers all tenure types.

The EHCS ran quinquennially from 1967-2001. From 2002, the survey moved to a continuous basis and the data were provided as a two-year rolling sample of approximately 16,000 cases (i.e. the data for 2003 cover information collected from April 2002 to March 2004, data for 2004 comprise information collected from April 2003 to March 2005). From April 2008, the EHCS merged with the Survey of English Housing (SEH) (available at the UK Data Archive under GN 33277) to form the English Housing Survey (EHS) (available at the Archive under GN 33422).

Further information can be found on the English House Condition Survey and English Housing Survey web pages.
EHCS, 1996: Derived Data contains just the derived data files but these can be used in conjunction with the continuous survey data for time series analysis (available from the UKDA under SNs 6102-6106).
Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • household characteristics
  • valuation of the dwelling
  • the condition of a wide range of aspects of the physical structure
  • assessment of neighbourhood quality
Standard measures:
Decent home indicators
Standard Assessment Procedures (SAP)
Equivalised Income

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1996
Country: England
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Dwellings
Kind of data: Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Households
Housing
Dwellings and their occupants in England, 1996.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Surveyor property inspection; Desk based property valuation
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

Keywords

AGEAPARTMENTSBEDROOMS
BUILDING MAINTENANCECAR PARKING AREASCARE OF DEPENDANTS
CENTRAL HEATINGCHRONIC ILLNESSDISABLED PERSONS
DISADVANTAGED GROUPSECONOMIC ACTIVITYENERGY CONSERVATION
ENERGY CONSUMPTIONENGLANDENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITYETHNIC GROUPSFAMILIES
FLOORSFREEHOLDFUELS
GENDERHEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEATING SYSTEMS
HOME OWNERSHIPHOME SHARINGHOUSE PRICES
HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYHOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSESHOUSINGHOUSING AGE
HOUSING CONDITIONSHOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING IMPROVEMENT
HOUSING TENURELANDLORDSLEASEHOLD
MARITAL STATUSMORTGAGESPAYMENTS
POVERTYRATESRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITY
ROOFSROOMSRURAL AREAS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSPOUSES
SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)STRUCTURAL SURVEYS (BUILDINGS)
THERMAL INSULATIONTIED HOUSINGUNEMPLOYED
URBAN AREASVACANT HOUSINGWAGES
WALLSWINDOWS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 05 March 2009
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)
EHCS 1996 Summary 6101ehcs_1996_summary.pdf 478
Houses in Multiple Occupation 6101houses_in_multiple_occupation_in_the_private_rented_sector.pdf 1234
Information note 1 6101information_note1_what_is_in_the_1996_ehscs.pdf 150
Information note 2 6101information_note2_introducing_the_1996_ehcs.pdf 147
Information note 3 6101information_note3_disseminating_the_1996_ehcs.pdf 199
Information note 4 6101information_note4_data_quality.pdf 155
Information note 5 6101information_note5_estimating_repair_costs.pdf 142
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6101_Information.htm 17
READ File read6101.htm 10

Related studies:

National House Condition Survey, 1967 (SN 635)
National House Condition Survey, 1971 (SN 636)
English House Condition Survey, 1986: Physical Survey (SN 2995)
English House Condition Survey, 1986: Interview and Market Value Surveys (SN 3209)
English House Condition Survey, 2001: Derived Data (SN 6102)
English House Condition Survey, 2003 (SN 6103)
English House Condition Survey, 2004 (SN 6104)
English House Condition Survey, 2005 (SN 6105)
English House Condition Survey, 2006 (SN 6106)
English House Condition Survey, 2007 (SN 6449)
English House Condition Survey: Private Landlords Survey, 2006 (SN 7178)

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Links to online publications associated with the survey can be found on the DCLG EHCS Reports web page.

Resulting from secondary analysis:

Variables

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