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English House Condition Survey, 2004

Title details

SN: 6104
Title: English House Condition Survey, 2004
Alternative title: EHCS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6104-1
Series: English House Condition Survey [English House Condition Surveys, 1967-2007]
Depositor: Department for Communities and Local Government
Principal investigator(s): Department for Communities and Local Government
Data collector(s): Office for National Statistics
Miller Mitchell Burley Lane
Building Research Establishment
Valuation Office Agency

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.
The EHCS, 2004 is the second survey run on a continuous basis. The EHCS, 2004 is based on data collected in the two years of fieldwork, between April 2003 and March 2005.

For the second edition (December 2010), all the interview data files have been replaced (adapt, adaptation, attitudes, benefits, contact, damp, disability, employment, firstimp, income, intenure, people, repairs, rooms, vacant, workdone). Users are advised to download a new version.
Main Topics:
The EHCS consists of a number of component surveys:

Interview Survey
An interview is first conducted with the householder. The interview topics include: household characteristics, satisfaction with the home and the area, disability and adaptations to the home, work done to the property and income details.

Physical Survey
The interview is followed by a visual inspection of the property, both internally and externally, by a qualified surveyor. Data collected include the number and type of rooms and facilities contained in the property, the condition of a wide range of aspects of the physical structure, details of the heating systems, parking provision, and assessment of neighbourhood quality.

Market Value Survey
This is a desk-based exercise providing two market valuations for each of the core cases. The first gives the market value of the property in its current condition. The second gives the valuation after necessary repairs were undertaken (if identified from the Physical survey). Valuers also provide information about the housing market in the immediate neighbourhood in which the property is situated.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
Dates of fieldwork: April 2003 - March 2005
Country: England
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Universe: National
Housing
Households
Dwellings and their occupants in England, 2003-2005.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
stratified by tenure
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Surveyor property inspection; Desk-based property valuation
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

Keywords

AGEAIDS FOR THE DISABLEDAPARTMENTS
BATHROOMSBEDROOMSBOILERS
BUILDING MAINTENANCECAR PARKING AREASCARE OF DEPENDANTS
CEILINGSCENTRAL HEATINGCHIMNEYS
COMMUNAL ESTABLISHMENTSCOMMUNITIESCOOKING FACILITIES
COSTSDOORSECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC VALUEELECTRIC POWER SUPPLYEMPLOYEES
ENERGY CONSUMPTIONENGLANDENVIRONMENT
ETHNIC GROUPSFLOORSFREEHOLD
FUELSGARAGESGAS SUPPLY
GENDERHEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEATING SYSTEMS
HIGH RISE FLATSHOME OWNERSHIPHOME SHARING
HOUSE PRICESHOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSESHOUSINGHOUSING AGE
HOUSING CONDITIONSHOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING IMPROVEMENT
HOUSING TENUREHUMAN SETTLEMENTINCOME
KITCHENSLANDLORDSNEIGHBOURHOODS
PRIVATE GARDENSRATESRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITY
ROOMSRURAL AREASSELF-EMPLOYED
SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGSOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)THERMAL INSULATIONTIED HOUSING
UNEMPLOYEDURBAN AREASVACANT HOUSING
WALLSWASHING FACILITIESWATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)
WINDOWS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 05 March 2009
Latest edition: 13 December 2010 (2nd Edition)
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)
Table Distributor template 6104distributer.xls 108
Sampling Error Tables 6104sampling_error_tables.xls 132
Significant Change Tester Template 6104significant_change_tester.xls 21
Table Maker Template 6104table_maker.xls 72
Annual Report 6104annual_report.pdf 375
ECH Continuous Survey Guide 6104continuous_survey_userguide.pdf 349
Fuel Poverty Dataset Documentation 6104fuel_poverty_documentation.pdf 227
Headline Report 6104headline_report.pdf 371
Interview Survey Documentation 6104is_documentation.pdf 546
Market Value Survey Questionnaire 2003-2004 6104mvs_questionnaire2003_04.pdf 220
Questionnaire Section Overviews 6104overviews.pdf 321
Questionnaire Structure 6104questionnaire_structure.pdf 152
Significance Testing and Confidence Intervals Guidance 6104significance_and_confidence_intervals.pdf 245
Survey Instructions 6104survey_instructions.pdf 249
Technical Report 6104technical_report.pdf 440
Variable Names Documentation 2004-2005 6104varnames2004_05.pdf 6958
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6104_Information.htm 20
READ File read6104.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, 1996: Derived Data (SN 6101)
English House Condition Survey, 2001: Derived Data (SN 6102)
English House Condition Survey, 2003 (SN 6103)
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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