Survey of English Housing, 2004-2005

UKDA study number:5709

Principal Investigators

National Centre for Social Research
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Sponsor

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Distributed by

UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Colchester.

April 2008

 

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National Centre for Social Research and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Survey of English Housing, 2004-2005 [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], April 2008. SN: 5709, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5709-1.

 

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5709 . Survey of English Housing, 2004-2005
(SEH)

 

Depositor:

National Centre for Social Research

Principal Investigators:

National Centre for Social Research
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Sponsor:

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

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.

Main Topics:

The SEH comprises a main core of factual questions that remain largely unchanged from year to year, and cover tenure, housing costs and difficulties with mortgage/rent payments, housing history, moving intentions, and the type of home desired. The survey also carries a set of attitudinal questions which are revised/rotated each year.

Coverage:


Dates of Fieldwork: April 2004 - March 2005
Country: England
Spatial Units: Government Office Regions (GORs); Standard Statistical Regions; Local Authority.
Observation Units: Families/households; tenancy groups
Kind of Data: Numeric data; Individual (micro) level

Universe Sampled:

Location of Units of Observation: National
Population: Private households and privately renting tenancy groups in England

Methodology:

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
Method of Data Collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

Language(s) of Written Materials:

Study Description: English
Study Documentation: English

Access:

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 for further information.
Availability: ESDS Government, UK Data Archive
Contact: Help desk: govsurveys@esds.ac.uk

Date of First Release:

23 April 2008

Copyright:

Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland


File last updated:

31 October 2011