Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2000 - 2012 (Trend Variables)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Böltken, Ferdinand (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Sturm, Gabriele (Bundesinstitut für Bau- Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
  • Walther, Antje (Bundesinstitut für Bau- Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn)
Publication Date
  • 2000 to 2002: NFO Infratest Sozialforschung, München (Data Collector)
  • 2003 to 2012: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social conditions and indicators
  • Abstract

    Description of the housing situation and the living environment as well as corresponding satisfaction with the housing situation; relocation mobility; description of the social structure in the residential area as well as assessment of the relationship between foreigners and Germans; gainful employment and assessment of the economic situation of private households; general satisfaction with life; regional classifications. The dataset contains cumulated and harmonised data from the BBSR´s annual cross-sectional surveys since 2000. The entire questionnaire was not applied every year. Only regularly collected data are therefore included in the cumulation. The individual surveys are documented separately with a complete questionnaire. Topics: Place of residence: size of the place of residence, inner-city location of the respondent, year of moving to the place. Residential status: year of occupancy, residential status rent/property. Housing costs: total cost of the dwelling, ancillary costs for heating and hot water, cycle of ancillary costs, amount of annual ancillary costs, receipt of housing benefit, assessment of rental costs. Home ownership: type of ownership acquisition, use of state subsidies. Apartment equipment: size of the apartment in m², number of living spaces, assessment of the apartment size, equipment with kitchen, guest toilet, insulated windows, balcony/ terrace, garden, garage/ parking space, assessment of the equipment with regard to personal needs. Type of building: construction period, size of the building, condition of the building, age of the building. Satisfaction: with the home, the immediate living environment, environmental conditions, place of residence, general satisfaction with life. Residential area and social structure: structure of the residential area, subjectively perceived population composition in the residential area. Perception of the coexistence of Germans and foreigners: relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential environment, citizenship, contact with foreigners/ contact with Germans. Relocation mobility: project to move within the next 2 years, reason for relocation, relocation preference city/ country. Economic situation/ employment status: self-assessment of economic situation, occupational activity (short), job security, compatibility of family and occupation, number of cars in the household, occupational status (long), working hours, occupational groups, status in occupational groups, net household income (DM, EURO). Demography: sex, age, marital status, household composition, school leaving certificate, vocational/study certificate, employment status of household members. Regional variables: Additionally coded: east-west allocation; federal state; BIK community type, city and community type of the BBSR. Further regional variables (such as region types, context indicators) can be provided by the BBSR if required. Weighting factors: person weight, household weight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000 / 2012
    2000: Autumn; 2001: Autumn; 2002: Autumn; 2003: October 30 - December 3 2004: October 14 - November 18 2005: October 14 - November 14 2006: October 6 - November 20 2007: October 2 - November 30 2008: October 17 - Dezember 7 2009: September 25 - November 15 2010: September 24 - November 18 2011: September 23 - November 14 2012: September 20 - November 12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons aged 18 years and older in private households
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • 2000 to 2005: face-to-face-in multi-topic survey (face-to-face omnibus) with standardized questionnaire (CAPI) and increase in East Germany by telephone survey (CATI); 2006 to 2012: face-to-face survey with standardised questionnaire (CAPI).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 50573
    Number of Variables: 113
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5611 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11748
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11374
  • Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung – BBR (Hrsg.): LebensRäume: Wohn- und Lebensbedingungen aus Sicht der Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner. Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2006.
  • Sturm, Gabriele; Meyer, Katrin: „hin und her“ oder „hin und weg“ – zur Ausdifferenzierung großstädtischer Wohnsuburbanisierung. In: Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, 3/4.2008, S. 229-243.,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/DL_sturmmeyer.pdf
  • Sturm, Gabriele;Walther, Antje: Angleichung von Lebensbedingungen seit der deutschen Einheit – die Bürgersicht. In: Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, 10/11.2010, S. 715-726.,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/DL_SturmWalther.pdf
  • Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung – BBR (Hrsg.) / Sturm, Gabriele (Projektleitung): Leben in deutschen Städten. Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2008.
  • Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung – BBSR (Hrsg.) / Sturm, Gabriele; Walther, Antje (Bearbeitung): Landleben – Landlust? Wie Menschen in Kleinstädten und Landgemeinden über ihr Lebensumfeld urteilen (= BBSR-Berichte KOMPAKT 10/2010). Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2010.,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/DL_10_2010.pdf
  • Sturm, Gabriele; Walther, Antje: Lebenszufriedenheit – generationstypisch? Befunde der laufenden BBSR-Umfrage. In: BBSR (Hrsg.) / Maretzke, Steffen (Bearbeitung): DGD/BBSR-Dezembertagung 2010: Demografische Spuren des ostdeutschen Transformationsprozesses. 20 Jahre Deutsche Einheit (= BBSR-Online-Publikation 03.2011, S. 4-11).
  • Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung – BBSR (Hrsg.) / Sturm, Gabriele; Walther, Antje (Bearbeitung): Stadtansichten. Befunde der BBSR-Umfrage aus Groß- und Mittelstädten (= BBSR-Berichte KOMPAKT 6/2011). Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2011.,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/DL_6_2011.pdf
  • Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung – BBSR (Hrsg.) / Sturm, Gabriele; Walther, Antje (Bearbeitung): Lebensqualität in kleinen Städten und Landgemeinden. Aktuelle Befunde der BBSR-Umfrage (= BBSR-Berichte KOMPAKT 5/2011). Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2011.,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/DL_5_2011.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 22 | Registration Date: 2015-03-23