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|Title:||Survey of English Housing, 1993-1994|
|Series:||Survey of English Housing, 1993-2008|
|Depositor:||Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division|
Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Social Survey Division
Department of the Environment
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.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 following subjects were covered in the 1993-1994 survey:
All Households: classification section, demographic data; housing tenure; details of accommodation; sharing (if any); moves and housing history, reasons for moving; age at which HOH left parents' home; satisfaction with present accommodation; waiting lists.
Owner Occupiers: details of mortgages; cost of housing; difficulties with mortgage payments; sale of previous property; trading up and trading down.
Public Sector Tenants: rents and rent arrears; receipt of housing benefit; expectations of buying.
All Households: employment and income.
Private Renters Module
All Tenancy Groups: type of tenancy agreement, security of tenure; rents, changes in rent, what is included in rent; rent arrears, difficulties in paying rent; repairs and getting them done; relations with landlord; finding rented accommodation; housing expectations and future expectations; employment details (if head of tenancy group is not HOH), income.
|Dates of fieldwork:||April 1993 - March 1994|
Standard Statistical Regions
Private households and privately renting tenancy groups in England
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).
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||Households 25375 (target) 20307 (obtained)|
|Method of data collection:||
Computer assisted interviewing.
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
|APARTMENTS||APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT||APPOINTMENT TO JOB|
|BUILDING MAINTENANCE||CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CENTRAL HEATING|
|COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS||COSTS||COUNCIL TAX|
|DEBTS||DECISION MAKING||DISABLED PERSONS|
|DISTANCE MEASUREMENT||DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|EDUCATIONAL GRANTS||EMPLOYEES||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|FAMILY MEMBERS||FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS||FINANCIAL RESOURCES|
|FINANCIAL SUPPORT||FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT||FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION|
|GENDER||HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HOLIDAYS|
|HOME BUYING||HOME OWNERSHIP||HOME SELLING|
|HOME SHARING||HOUSES||HOUSING AGE|
|HOUSING FACILITIES||HOUSING TENURE||HOUSING|
|INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS||INVESTMENT RETURN||INVESTMENT|
|JOB DESCRIPTION||JOB HUNTING||KITCHENS|
|LEAVING HOME (YOUTH)||LIVING CONDITIONS||LODGERS|
|MANAGERS||MARITAL HISTORY||MARITAL STATUS|
|OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS||OCCUPATIONAL STATUS||OCCUPATIONS|
|PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS||PRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS|
|PRIVATE SECTOR||PUBLIC SECTOR||RATES|
|REBATES||REDUNDANCY PAY||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING||SHARED HOME OWNERSHIP||SICK PERSONS|
|SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS|
|SPOUSES||STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)|
|TAX RELIEF||TENANCY AGREEMENTS||TENANTS' HOME PURCHASING|
|TIED HOUSING||UNEARNED INCOME||UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS|
|UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||VACANT HOUSING||WAGES|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||19 October 1995|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Methodology and questionnaires||a3475qab.pdf||719|
|Household/individual/family unit/waiting list data dictionaries||a3475vab.pdf||290|
|Tenancy group/tenancy group individual data dictionaries||a3475vbb.pdf||322|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_3475_Information.htm||19|
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.