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|Title:||English House Condition Survey, 2004|
|Series:||English Housing Survey [English House Condition Surveys, 1967-2007]|
|Depositor:||Department for Communities and Local Government|
Department for Communities and Local Government
Office for National Statistics
Miller Mitchell Burley Lane
Building Research Establishment
Valuation Office Agency
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.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 third edition (March 2016), a new variable, SAP12, was added to the physical file, to reflect updated methodology for calculating Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) energy performance assessments.
The EHCS consists of a number of component surveys:
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.
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.
|Dates of fieldwork:||April 2003 - March 2005|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Dwellings and their occupants in England, 2003-2005.
Repeated cross-sectional study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
stratified by tenure
|Method of data collection:||
Surveyor property inspection; Desk-based property valuation
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details|
|AGE||AIDS FOR THE DISABLED||APARTMENTS|
|BUILDING MAINTENANCE||CAR PARKING AREAS||CARE OF DEPENDANTS|
|COMMUNAL ESTABLISHMENTS||COMMUNITIES||COOKING FACILITIES|
|ECONOMIC VALUE||ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY||EMPLOYEES|
|GENDER||HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HEATING SYSTEMS|
|HIGH RISE FLATS||HOME OWNERSHIP||HOME SHARING|
|HOUSE PRICES||HOUSEHOLD INCOME||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSES||HOUSING AGE||HOUSING CONDITIONS|
|HOUSING FACILITIES||HOUSING IMPROVEMENT||HOUSING TENURE|
|PRIVATE GARDENS||RATES||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|RENTS||RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY|
|SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING||SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS|
|STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)||THERMAL INSULATION||TIED HOUSING|
|UNEMPLOYED||URBAN AREAS||VACANT HOUSING|
|WALLS||WASHING FACILITIES||WATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||05 March 2009|
|Latest edition:||21 March 2016 (3rd 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.|
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|Title||File Name||Size (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|
|ECH Continuous Survey Guide||6104continuous_survey_userguide.pdf||349|
|Fuel Poverty Dataset Documentation||6104fuel_poverty_documentation.pdf||227|
|Interview Survey Documentation||6104is_documentation.pdf||546|
|Market Value Survey Questionnaire 2003-2004||6104mvs_questionnaire2003_04.pdf||220|
|Questionnaire Section Overviews||6104overviews.pdf||321|
|Significance Testing and Confidence Intervals Guidance||6104significance_and_confidence_intervals.pdf||245|
|Variable Names Documentation 2004-2005||6104varnames2004_05.pdf||6958|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6104_Information.htm||6|
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:
Viggers, H., Keall, M., Wickens,K. and Howden-Chapman,P. (2017) 'Increased house size can cancel out the effect of improved insulation on overall heating energy requirements', Energy Policy, 107, pp.248-257. ISSN 0301-4215. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.045. Retrieved August 10th 2017, from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421517302707