Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Survey of English Housing, 1993/94-2007/08

Title details

SN: 6376
Title: Survey of English Housing, 1993/94-2007/08
Alternative title: SEH15; SEH
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6376-1
Series: Survey of English Housing, 1993-2008
Depositor: National Centre for Social Research
Principal investigator(s): National Centre for Social Research
Department for Communities and Local Government
Sponsor(s): Department for Communities and Local Government

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.
The SEH15 dataset combines key household variables from each of the fifteen annual SEH datasets. SEH15 aims to encourage and facilitate more effective time-series analysis of SEH data.

For the second edition (June 2010), the variable IFCAR has been corrected; previously all cases from 2000 onwards were set to 'yes'. Also a number of missing value labels have been updated.
Main Topics:
SEH15 includes key housing variables on tenure, owner occupation and the social rented sector, and information about the private rented sector.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 1993 - March 2008
Country: England
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Local Authority Districts
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: 291,267
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

Keywords

ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICESAGEAPARTMENTS
BEDROOMSBUILDING MAINTENANCECARS
CHILDRENCOHABITATIONCOUNCIL TAX
CRIMINAL DAMAGEDEBTSDISABLED FACILITIES
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYENGLANDETHNIC GROUPS
FAMILY MEMBERSFINANCIAL DIFFICULTIESFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFREEHOLDFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
GENDERHEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHOME BUYING
HOME OWNERSHIPHOME SELLINGHOME SHARING
HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSESHOUSING AGEHOUSING BENEFITS
HOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING FINANCEHOUSING NEEDS
HOUSING SHORTAGESHOUSING TENUREHOUSING
INCOMELANDLORDSLEASEHOLD
LEASESLIVING CONDITIONSLOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES
MOBILE HOMESMORTGAGE ARREARSMORTGAGES
NEIGHBOURHOODSNEIGHBOURSOCCUPATIONAL STATUS
OCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIESPLACE OF RESIDENCE
PRIVATE GARDENSPROPERTY, OWNERSHIP AND TENURERENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYROOMS
RURAL AREASSATISFACTIONSHARED HOME OWNERSHIP
SHELTERED HOUSINGSOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL PROBLEMS
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSPOUSESSTATUS IN EMPLOYMENT
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)TENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASING
TIED HOUSINGUNEARNED INCOMEUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
URBAN AREAS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 27 January 2010
Latest edition: 02 June 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
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
User Guide 6376userguide.pdf 971
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6376_Information.htm 19
READ File read6376.htm 11

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, 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, 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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