Gentrification in Cologne

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Blasius, Jörg (Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Description of the housing situation in a Cologne part of town. Residence selection criteria, type and condition of residence, neighborhood relationship as well as description of residential furnishings. Topics: length of residence in building and part of town; time of moving to quarter; reasons for selection of this quarter (Nippes); knowledge of Nippes before moving; housing situation in previous residence; comparison old and new residence; reasons to move from the old residence; sources of information for current residence; residence authorization; selection of another part of town as possible alternative; stating place of previous place of residence; intent to move from current quarter and perhaps to where; composition of building residents; personal concepts of city life by means of frequency of visits to various facilities; frequency of personal leisure activities; residence selection criteria; number of residential parties in building; type of heating of residence and type of energy used; size of residence in qm; owner status of residence or entire building; rent costs; presence of condominiums in building; earlier use of possibly available condominiums; age of building; renovations taken place in the last 5 years and their perceived extent; amount of monthly additional costs; number of rooms of residence (excluding kitchen, hall and bathroom); type of kitchen; number of cars in household; frequency of utilization of paid household help; actual and preferred neighborhood relationship; sources of supply of furniture; preferred characteristics of residential furnishings (preferred style); type of foods guests are served; attitude to the gentrification process (scale). Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; number of further persons in household and their age; age of youngest child and his supervision on working days; occupational position; employment; professional career; employment and occupational position of partner; employment of father; number of persons in household with income; household income; party preference (Sunday question); citizenship. Also encoded was: presence of other persons during interview; date of interview; length of interview; interview number; interview room within residence; type of floor; structuring of walls, ceilings and windows; type of cabinets; amount of space; general condition of housing space; language of respondent; double-pane windows; outside painted; number of floors; gable extension; loft extension.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-03 / 1989-11
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Households in the part of town Nippes
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 825
    Number of Variables: 297
This study was conceived as comparative investigation to the study of Dangschat and Friedrichs (1988). A further partial survey in this project among residents who had earlier lived in the part of town Nippes is archived under ZA Study No. 2686.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2685 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Blasius, Jörg: Gentrification und Lebensstile. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag GmbH 1993.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22