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UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

English Housing Survey, 2009-2010: Household Data

Title details

SN: 6805
Title: English Housing Survey, 2009-2010: Household Data
Alternative title: EHS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6805-2
Series: English Housing Survey [English Housing Survey, 2008-]
Depositor: Department for Communities and Local Government
Principal investigator(s): Department for Communities and Local Government
Data collector(s): Office for National Statistics

Subject Categories

Housing

Abstract

The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a continuous national survey commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that collects information about people's housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England. The EHS brings together two previous survey series into a single fieldwork operation: the English House Condition Survey (EHCS) (available from the UK Data Archive under GN 33158) and the Survey of English Housing (SEH) (available under GN 33277). The EHS covers all housing tenures and provides valuable information and evidence to inform the development and monitoring of the department's housing policies. Results from the survey are also used by a wide range of other users including other government departments, local authorities, housing associations, landlords, academics, construction industry professionals, consultants, and the general public.

The EHS has a complex multi-stage methodology consisting of two main elements; an initial interview survey of around 14,000 households and a follow-up physical inspection. Some further elements are also periodically included in or derived from the EHS: for 2008 and 2009, a desk-based market valuation was conducted of a sub-sample of 8,000 dwellings (including vacant ones), but this was not carried out from 2010 onwards. A periodic follow-up survey of private landlords and agents (the Private Landlords Survey (PLS)) is conducted using information from the EHS interview survey and from 2012, a Fuel Poverty dataset is also deposited, created by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) from the EHS database.

The EHS interview survey sample formed part of the Integrated Household Survey (IHS) (available from the Archive under GN 33420) from April 2008 to April 2011. During this period the core questions from the IHS formed part of the EHS questionnaire.

Further information about the EHS and the latest news, reports and tables can be found on the GOV.UK English Housing Survey web pages.

The English Housing Survey, 2009-2010: Household Data comprises the full interview data (plus associated derived variables) for all cases where an interview has been completed. Datasets are provided for single financial years together with annual weights.

This dataset should be used for any analysis where only information from the household interview is required. Users who also require data from the physical survey should use English Housing Survey, 2009: Housing Stock Data (available at the Archive under SN 6804).

For the second edition (January 2013), following data edits made by the depositor, files 'contact', 'dwelling', 'identity', 'income', 'interviewfs09' and 'renter' were replaced with updated versions. Information describing the data edits made has been added to the documentation (file '6805data_edits_for_second_edition.pdf'). In addition, the variables casecat, GorEHS and quarter are no longer included in the files 'contact', 'dwelling' (casecat only) and 'income'. The file 'renter' no longer includes the variable ReasTnO. The file 'identity' no longer includes the variables casecat, GorEHS, quarter, M3CrySpe, M3CryO, OYCrySpe, OYCryO and ONtnlty.

Main Topics:
The EHS Household Survey consists of a detailed interview using a CAPI based program. 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.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 2009 - March 2010
Country: England
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Universe: National
Dwellings and their occupants in England, 2009-2010
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 17,042 households
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

Keywords

WHEELCHAIRSSTATUS IN EMPLOYMENTMORTGAGE PROTECTION INSURANCE
LOANSHEADS OF HOUSEHOLDTENANCY AGREEMENTS
LAVATORIESPRICESRESIDENTIAL MOBILITY
SECOND HOMESHOUSING AGECENTRAL HEATING
TENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGFINANCIAL RESOURCESETHNIC GROUPS
HOME OWNERSHIPBATHROOMSFAMILY MEMBERS
NOISE POLLUTIONKITCHENSSTUDENTS
SPOUSESLEASESSHARED HOME OWNERSHIP
TEMPORARY HOUSINGTIED HOUSINGSELF-EMPLOYED
HOME SELLINGSHELTERED HOUSINGUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTJOB HUNTINGRATES
VACANT HOUSINGHOUSEHOLDSHOME BUYING
HOUSING TENUREHOUSING FINANCEBUILDING MAINTENANCE
UNEARNED INCOMEHUMAN SETTLEMENTNEIGHBOURHOODS
EMPLOYMENTSQUATSHOUSEHOLDERS
HOUSE PRICESEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESDEBILITATIVE ILLNESS
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONNATIONAL IDENTITYSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
DISABLED FACILITIESHOUSING BENEFITSINCOME
HOUSESHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONMARITAL STATUS
LIVING CONDITIONSPLACE OF RESIDENCERENTS
ROOM SHARINGNEIGHBOURSECONOMIC ACTIVITY
FURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONBEDROOMSROOMS
HOUSING FACILITIESWATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)FREEHOLD
NATIONALITYFINANCIAL SUPPORTMORTGAGES
GENDERHOME SHARINGWINDOWS
LODGERSEMPLOYEESHOUSING
LANDLORDSUNEMPLOYEDSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)
ILL HEALTHSOCIAL PROBLEMSRENTED ACCOMMODATION
APARTMENTSREBATESENGLAND
ATTITUDESREFUSEOCCUPATIONAL STATUS
HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSDISABLED PERSONSLEASEHOLD
SUPERVISORY STATUSHOUSEHOLD INCOMEMORTGAGE ARREARS
FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIESPART-TIME EMPLOYMENTCOHABITATION
AGEMOBILE HOMESEMPLOYERS
REPOSSESSION (HOUSES)EMPLOYMENT HISTORYSOCIAL HOUSING
SATISFACTIONOCCUPATIONSPROPERTY, OWNERSHIP AND TENURE
RURAL AREASURBAN AREASCARE OF DEPENDANTS
RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGSAIDS FOR THE DISABLEDANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
FEAR OF CRIMEHOUSING IMPROVEMENTHOUSING CONDITIONS
SMOKINGUNWAGED WORKERSWORKPLACE
SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITSACCIDENTS IN THE HOMEFLOORS
LOCAL TAX BENEFITSMETHODS OF PAYMENTPLACE OF BIRTH
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSPENSIONSSTUDENT HOUSING
QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDCHIMNEYS
WALLSHOME BUILDINGS INSURANCEHOME CONTENTS INSURANCE
SAVINGSHOUSING SHORTAGES

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 18 July 2011
Latest edition: 09 January 2013 (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. Available to all registered users. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
Table Distributor Template 6805distributer.xls 73
Questionnaire Flowchart 2009-2010 6805ehs_questionnaire_flowchart_2009-10.xls 62
Derived Variables Information - generals09 6805generalfs09.xls 113
Derived Variables Information - interviewfs09 6805interviewfs09.xls 205
Sampling Error Tables 6805sampling_error_tables.xls 132
Significant Change Tester 6805significant_change_tester.xls 21
Table Maker Template 6805tablemaker.xls 52
HS Headline Report 2009-2010 6805ehs_headline_report_2009_10.pdf 3050
Household Data User Guide 2009 6805ehs_household_user_guide_2009.pdf 354
Interview Survey Questionnaire 2009-2010 6805ehs_interview_questionnaire_2009_10.pdf 1549
Interview Survey Showcards 2009-2010 6805ehs_interview_survey_showcards_2009-10.pdf 1691
Significance Testing and Confidence Intervals Guidance 6805significance_and_confidence_intervals.pdf 813
Unclassified 6805_data_edits_for_second_edition.pdf 276
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6805_Information.htm 21
READ File read6805.htm 11

Related studies:

English Housing Survey, 2008: Housing Stock Data (SN 6612)
English Housing Survey, 2008-2009: Household Data (SN 6613)
English Housing Survey, 2009: Housing Stock Data (SN 6804)
English Housing Survey, 2010: Housing Stock Data (SN 7039)
English Housing Survey, 2010-2011: Household Data (SN 7040)
English Housing Survey: Private Landlords Survey, 2010 (SN 7114)
English Housing Survey, 2011-2012: Household Data (SN 7362)
English Housing Survey, 2011: Housing Stock Data (SN 7386)
English Housing Survey, 2012: Housing Stock Data (SN 7511)
English Housing Survey, 2012-2013: Household Data (SN 7512)
English Housing Survey: Housing Stock Data, 2010/11-2012/13: Three-Year Weights Lookup File (SN 7513)
English Housing Survey, 2012: Fuel Poverty Dataset (SN 7539)
English Housing Survey, 2008-2013: Secure Access (SN 6923)
English Housing Survey, 2008-2009: Household Data Teaching Dataset (SN 6949)
Energy Follow Up Survey, 2011 (SN 7471)

Related case studies:

Exploring housing/living conditions and attitudes to the local area

Related support guides:

What are hierarchical files?

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (2008) The UK Fuel Poverty Strategy: 6th Annual Progress Report 2008, London: BERR.

Department for Communities and Local Government (July 2012) English Housing Survey 2010: Housing Stock Report, London: DCLG. ISBN 978-1-4098-3472-4.

Department for Communities and Local Government (July 2012) English Housing Survey 2010-2011: Household Report, London: DCLG. ISBN 978-1-4098-3473-1.

Department for Communities and Local Government (2014) English housing survey headline report 2012 to 2013, London: DCLG. ISBN 9781409841524.

Department for Communities and Local Government (2014) English housing survey 2012 to 2013: household report, London: DCLG. ISBN 9781409842781.

Department for Communities and Local Government (2014) English housing survey 2012: profile of English housing report, London: DCLG. ISBN 9781409842774.

Department of Energy and Climate Change (2014) Annual fuel poverty statistics report, 2014, retrieved July 30, 2014 from https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fuel-poverty-statistics

Further related publications, including bulletins and reports, may be found on the GOV.UK English Housing Survey webpages.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Standard of Living, Measurement Framework Series Briefing Paper no.10, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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