Structure and Motives of Population Shifts in the Federal Republic of Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wieting, Rolf (Prognos AG, Europäisches Zentrum für angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung, Basel)
  • Hübschle, Jörg (Prognos AG, Europäisches Zentrum für angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung, Basel)
Publication Date
  • Prognos AG, Europaeisches Zentrum fuer angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung, Basel (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social and occupational mobility
  • Abstract

    Primary motives of persons moving within the Federal Republic. Topics: Previous and future place of residence; place of work; distance between new and last place of residence; retention of the old residence; frequency of earlier change of place of residence; move of other family members; family size; reasons for change of place of residence; commuter conduct. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; size of household; state. Also encoded was: degree of centrality of municipality.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Individual persons and heads of household 15 years old and older who registered departure or arrival at randomly selected resident registry offices in the time from 8 to 26 January 1968.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4750
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0486 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Wieting, Rolf; Hübschle, Jörg: Struktur und Motive der Wanderbewegungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Basel: Prognos AG, Selbstverlag 1968.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21