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English House Condition Survey, 2001: Derived Data

Title details

SN: 6102
Title: English House Condition Survey, 2001: Derived Data
Alternative title: EHCS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6102-1
Series: English House Condition Survey [English House Condition Surveys, 1967-2007]
Depositor: Department for Communities and Local Government
Principal investigator(s): Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Data collector(s): MORI
NOP Research Group
Valuation Office Agency


The citation for this study is:

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, English House Condition Survey, 2001: Derived Data [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], March 2009. SN: 6102,

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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

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, 2001: 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 6101, 6103-6106).
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: 2001
Country: England
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Dwellings and their occupants in England, 2001.
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

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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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Title File Name Size (KB)
Table Distributer distributer.xls 108
Sampling Error Tables sampling_error_tables.xls 132
Significant Change Tester significant_change_tester.xls 21
Table Maker table_maker.xls 72
EHCS 2001 Key Facts 6102key_facts.pdf 289
EHCS 2001 Main Report 6102main_report.pdf 741
Private Landlords Survey 6102private_landlords_survey.pdf 301
Significance tests and Confidence Intervals Guidance 6102significance_and_confidence_intervals.pdf 357
EHCS 2001 Regional Report 6102_regional_report.pdf 376
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6102_Information.htm 17
READ File read6102.htm 10


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Links to online publications associated with the survey can be found on the DCLG EHCS Reports web page.

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