Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2005

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Böltken, Ferdinand (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Meyer, Katrin (Bundesinstitut für Bau- Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
Publication Date
  • TNS Infratest, München (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Social and occupational mobility
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Apartment and residential status. Housing costs. Settlement structural and social structural context of the dwelling and its evaluation. Economic background. Neighbourhood and integration. Mobility. Topics: 1. Housing: city size; living in the city centre or outside; residential location; duration of residence at the place of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence (scalometer); duration of residence in the current dwelling; location and place of residence of the last dwelling; residential status of the last and current dwelling. 2. Housing costs and equipment: tenants were asked: housing entitlement certificate required; amount of monthly total for rent and ancillary costs; amount of basic rent (net cold rent); rent including heating and hot water; amount of monthly costs for heating and hot water; cycle of ancillary costs payments; amount of annual ancillary costs; assessment of rental costs; withdrawal and amount of housing benefit. Owners were asked: type of property acquisition (old stock, new construction, inheritance); state subsidy (owner-occupied home subsidy); amount of monthly charge for interest/payment without state housing subsidy; amount of monthly management costs; amount of housing benefit for owner-occupied flats; living space; number of living spaces; assessment of the size of the flat; equipment of the flat; equipment of the flat corresponds to the needs; construction period; type of house; structural condition of the building. 3. Satisfaction with the dwelling, the immediate living environment and the environmental conditions (scalometer). 4. Residential area and social structure: description of the residential environment and the residential area; structure of the residential area (old buildings, newer houses or pure new housing); single or two-family houses or larger apartment buildings; subjectively perceived population composition in the residential area. 5. Neighbourhood and integration: relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners in a neighbourhood; German citizenship; contacts with foreigners and Germans in the neighbourhood. 6. Mobility: intention to move; motives for moving; relocation preference (target area); assessment of personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of personal job security; distance between home and workplace; problems in reconciling family and career. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; number of fixed telephone lines in the household; employment status; full-time or part-time employment; occupational status; employee status, worker status or civil servant status; school-leaving certificate; completed vocational training or study; household size; household composition: number of children up to 6 years, from 6 to 13 years, adolescents from 14 to 17 years and persons aged 18 and over; number of income earners in the household; net household income; employment status of other persons in the household or unemployed, pensioners or students in the household; life satisfaction (scale). Additionally coded was: BIK municipality type; federal state; east/west; survey year; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-10-14 / 2005-11-14
    face-to-face interview
  • 2005-10-20 / 2005-11-04
    Telephone interview
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons aged 18 years and older in private households
Probability: Multistage
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4007
    Number of Variables: 115
The study is part of a series that has been conducted annually since 1986.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5605 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11744
  • Geiss, Sabine; Evers, Claudia: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2005. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung November 2005

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 21 | Registration Date: 2013-12-10