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Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2004

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

    Apartment and residential status. Housing costs. Settlement structures and the socio-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; location; duration of residence at the place of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence (scalometer); duration of residence in the current dwelling; residential status; distance of the current dwelling to the last place of residence; size of the last place of residence; residential status of the last residence. 2. Housing costs: tenants were asked: housing entitlement certificate required; amount of monthly rent; rent including heating and hot water; amount of monthly costs for heating and hot water; amount of the monthly heating flat rate; amount of the hot water money; amount of the monthly hot water lump sum; amount of the average monthly heating costs; payment cycle for heating and hot water and amount paid; annual amount for heating and hot water; assessment of rental costs; receipt and amount of housing benefit; owners were asked: type of ownership acquisition (old stock, new construction, inheritance); claiming state subsidies (owner-occupied housing allowance or §10e of the Income Tax Act); amount of the monthly charge for interest rate and repayment; amount of monthly operating expenses for heating, hot water, refuse collection, etc.; amount of housing benefit to be paid for freehold flat. 3. Current dwelling and living environment: living space; number of residential premises; assessment of the size of the dwelling; equipment of the dwelling; equipment corresponds to needs; construction period; type of house; disabled access: elevator in the house; overcoming of stair steps; ramps for overcoming stair steps; constructional condition of the house; satisfaction with the apartment (scalometer); satisfaction with the immediate residential environment and the environmental conditions in the living environment (scalometer). 4. Residential area and social structure: description of the living environment and of the residential area; structure of the residential area (old buildings, newer houses or pure new development area); one- or two-family houses or larger apartment building; personal significance of selected living conditions for the well-being at the place of residence (e.g. job offers, infrastructure etc.) residential area, security, composition of the neighborhood, etc.); satisfaction with these living conditions in the place of residence; subjective perceived population composition in the residential area. 5. Neighbourhood and integration: the relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential area; attitudes towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners in a neighborhood; German nationality; contacts to foreigners and Germans (segregation). 6. Mobility: intention to move; main reason for moving; relocation preference (destination area); whereabouts in the federal state or intention to relocate to another federal state and naming this federal state; in general preferred residential area; preferred residential area in the metropolis; preferences for an old building quarter or a new building quarter; evaluation of the personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of the personal job security; distance between workplace and flat; problems in reconciling family and career. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; employment status; full-time or part-time employment; occupational status; occupational groups (current or former main activity); employee status, worker status or civil servant status; school leaving certificate; completed vocational training or study; household size; household composition: number of children under 6 years of age, from 6 to 13 years old, young people from 14 to 17 years old 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; five years ago still other persons in the household and reasons for the change of household composition (children´s excerpt, separation, death of one family member); extension of the household by further persons in the last five years and reasons; number of landline telephone connections in the household; life satisfaction (scalometer). Additionally coded was: survey year; mode of collection (CATI, CAPI); federal state; east/west; BIK community type; city and municipality type; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2004-10-14 / 2004-11-18
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: 3989
    Number of Variables: 163
The 2003 BBR survey was conducted as an activation in two waves (waves 11B and 12A) of the face-to-face Omnibus survey (CAPI bus) by TNS Infratest. The study is part of a series that has been conducted annually since 1986.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5604 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Geiss, Sabine; Riedel, Susanne: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2004. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung Dezember 2004

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 21 | Registration Date: 2014-12-18

Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Kathrin (2014): LebensRäume - Bevölkerungsumfrage des BBSR 2004. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.