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Living in Wales: Household Survey, 2007

Title details

SN: 6132
Title: Living in Wales: Household Survey, 2007
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6132-1
Series: Living in Wales [Living in Wales, 2004-2008]
Depositor: Welsh Assembly Government. Statistical Directorate
Principal investigator(s): Welsh Assembly Government. Statistical Directorate
Data collector(s): Ipsos MORI
GfK NOP
Sponsor(s): Welsh Assembly Government

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Welsh Assembly Government. Statistical Directorate. (2009). Living in Wales: Household Survey, 2007. [data collection]. 2nd Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 6132, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6132-1

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Subject Categories

Charities, voluntary organisations and voluntary work - Social welfare policy and systems
General - Education
General - Health
Housing
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture
Travel and transport

Abstract

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The Living in Wales (LIW) survey series, which ran from 2004-2008, was the main general source of statistical information about households and the condition of homes in Wales. The LIW survey was also referred to as the Welsh Household and Dwelling Survey and replaced the former Welsh House Condition Survey (WHCS), which was last conducted in 1997 and 1998, when a Household Survey was completed in 1997 and a Property Survey in 1998.

The LIW survey had two separate but linked components: the Household Survey and the Property Survey. The Household Survey was completed annually from 2004 and was conducted as a face-to-face interview with the household reference person (HRP) or another appropriate adult. It aimed to provide additional information to complement the Property Survey, but also to provide information about the community, the use of the Welsh language, the health of the members of the household, the values and opinions of the respondent as well as demographic characteristics. The Property Survey was conducted in 2004 and 2008 (held under SNs 7201 and 7202 respectively) and comprised an internal and external assessment of the property which was completed by a qualified surveyor.

The Living in Wales survey closed in 2008. From 2009/2010 onwards, it has been replaced by the National Survey for Wales (held at the Archive under GN 33435). Further information can be found on the Welsh Assembly Government Living in Wales web page.
For the second edition (December 2009), a Welsh language version of the main questionnaire has been added to the documentation.
Main Topics:
The Household Survey 2007 includes the following topics:
  • household composition, ethnicity, religion, employment
  • disability and long-term limiting illness
  • volunteering
  • transport
  • equality issues
  • environment
  • internet usage
  • housing history
  • tenure/area features
  • economic status
  • income
  • values and opinions
  • questions on usage of and satisfaction with the following services: accident and emergency; ambulance services; dental practices; further education; library services; patient transport services; street cleaning services; train services

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 2007
Country: Wales
Spatial units: Unitary Authorities (Wales)
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Private households in Wales, 2007
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 12,754 addresses
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

Thesaurus search on keywords

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ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICESACCESS TO INFORMATIONACCESS TO PUBLIC SERVICES
AGEAIDS FOR THE DISABLEDAMBULANCE SERVICES
APARTMENTSATTITUDESBATHROOMS
BEDROOMSBICYCLESBROADBAND
BUSESCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASESCARE OF DEPENDANTS
CARSCHILD BENEFITSCOMMUNITIES
COMMUNITY ACTIONCOMMUNITY PARTICIPATIONCOMMUTING
COMPUTER TECHNIQUESCOMPUTERSCONSUMER ACTION
COUNCIL TAXDEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDENTAL EXAMINATIONS
DENTISTSDISABILITIESDISABLED FACILITIES
DISCRIMINATIONECONOMIC ACTIVITYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
EMPLOYMENTENVIRONMENTAL ISSUESETHNIC GROUPS
FAMILY BENEFITSFREEHOLDFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
FURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONFURTHER EDUCATIONGENDER
HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEALTH CONSULTATIONSHEARING IMPAIRMENTS
HIGH RISE FLATSHOME OWNERSHIPHOME SHARING
HOURS OF WORKHOUSE PRICESHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDERSHOUSEHOLDSHOUSES
HOUSING AGEHOUSING BENEFITSHOUSING TENURE
HOUSINGINCOMEINCOME-RELATED BENEFITS
INTERNET ACCESSINTERNET USEJOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCE
KITCHENSKNOWLEDGE TRANSFERLANDLORDS
LANGUAGES USED AT HOMELANGUAGES USED AT WORKLAVATORIES
LEARNING DISABILITIESLEASEHOLDLIBRARY FACILITIES
LIBRARY SERVICESLOANSLOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES
MATERNITY BENEFITSMENTAL HEALTHMORTGAGES
MOTOR VEHICLE HIRENATIONAL IDENTITYNATIONALITY
NEIGHBOURHOODSNEIGHBOURSNERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES
OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONSONLINE SHOPPING
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPATIENTSPAYMENTS
PENSION BENEFITSPENSIONSPHYSICAL MOBILITY
PRIVATE PENSIONSPRIVATE SCHOOLSPRIVATE SECTOR
PUBLIC SECTORPUBLIC TRANSPORTRELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONRENTSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITY
RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASESRESPITE CAREROOM SHARING
ROOMSRURAL AREASSATISFACTION
SAVINGSSELF-EMPLOYEDSHARED HOME OWNERSHIP
SICK PAYSICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITSSOCIAL ATTITUDES
SOCIAL CAPITALSOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL HOUSING
SOCIAL PARTICIPATIONSOCIAL PROBLEMSSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SPOUSESSQUATSSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS
STATUS IN EMPLOYMENTTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTIED HOUSING
TRAINSTRANSPORTTRAVEL PASSES
TRAVELTRUSTUNEMPLOYED
UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONURBAN AREASVISION IMPAIRMENTS
VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONSVOLUNTARY WORKWAGES
WALESWALKINGWELSH (LANGUAGE)

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 June 2009
Latest edition: 23 December 2009 (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

Title File Name Size (KB)
Questionnaires 6132questionnaires.pdf 1130
Showcards 6132showcards.pdf 442
Technical Report 6132technical_report.pdf 416
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6132_Information.htm 18
READ File read6132.htm 11

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Publications and results may be found on the Welsh Assembly Government’s Living in Wales Survey Results web page.

Swires-Hennessy, E. and Thomas, G.W. (1987) 'The good, the bad and the ugly: multiple stratified sampling in the 1986 Welsh House Condition Survey', Statistical News, 79, pp.24-26.

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. Retrieved February 26, 2014 from http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/measurement_framework/Standard_of_living/standard_of_living.pdf

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