Life styles, Housing Needs and Mobility Readiness

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Böltken, Ferdinand (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung, Bonn)
  • Schneider, Nicole (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Berlin)
  • Spellerberg, Annette (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Berlin)
Publication Date
  • GFM-Getas, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Subjective evaluations of living conditions, desires and priorities, as well as difference between desire and reality. Topics: residential area; year of arrival; satisfaction with place of residence; moving frequency; previous residential area, residential status and size of residence; most important reasons to move; current residential status; number of households in building; shared costs; manner of acquisition of residence or building; public support and monthly load from mortgage payments; additional costs; heating costs; maintenance costs; subsidy of expenses; residence authorization; rent costs; heating costs and hot water costs; fixed amount for heating costs or hot water costs; heating costs; manner of payment; shared costs for modernization; type of shared costs for modernization; judgement on rent costs and receipt of housing benefit; amount of housing benefit; size of residence; number of living-rooms; judgement on size of residence; detailed information on residential furnishings; judgement on residential furnishings; information on desirable furnishing characteristics for a standard residence; year of construction of building; judgement on condition of building; satisfaction with environmental conditions, residential surroundings and satisfaction with housing (scale); description of infrastructure facilities in residential area; social differences in residential area; neighborhood relationship; satisfaction with neighborhood (scale); development of housing situation in the course of life; most important sacrifices and losses in case of leaving current residential surroundings; type of building; desired building and desired area; proportion of foreigners in residential area in comparison to other residential areas; current influx of foreigners or traditional foreigner quarter; origins of foreigners as ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe or refugees; relationship with foreigners; judgement on neighborhood relationships with foreigners; preference for mixing or separate foreigner quarter; contacts with foreigners; attitudes to help getting set up and integration measures for foreigners; moving plans; reasons for moving; destination city of moving; renovation plans; renovation in the past; classification of one's residence on a scale as well as classification of one's residence five years ago, an attainable residence, the average residence of friends, the average of the West German and the residence the respondent is entitled to; judgement on personal economic situation; goals in life (scale); preferences in music, watching television, and reading books; life style and behaviors; preferences in furnishing style and clothing style; leisure preferences. Demography: state; degree of urbanization and type of residential area; administrative district; city size; employment; job security; commuting time to work; spatial mobility readiness; sex; age (month and year of birth); school degree; age at school degree; occupational training; college degree; employment; occupational position earlier and today; marital status; living together with a partner; number of children; self-assessment of social class; religious denomination; church closeness; behavior at the polls in the last Federal Parliament election; party preference (Sunday question); size of household; net household income; personal net income; year of birth of children; number of persons in household with their own income; place of residence before 1989; car possession; German citizenship; possession of a telephone. Interviewer rating: day of interview and month; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-11 / 1996-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Resident population
Sampling Procedure Comment: Three-stage random selection in the ADM-Design for Eastern and Western Germany separately. The selection of survey households was conducted according to a strictly controlled random route; the determination of the persons in the household actually to be questioned took place through a random number key
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3097
    Number of Variables: 355
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3378 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Böltken, Ferdinand; Schneider, Nicole; Spellerberg, Annette: Wohnen - Wunsch und Wirklichkeit: subjektive Prioritäten und subjektive Defizite als Beitrag zur Wohnungsmarktbeobachtung. Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, 1999, Heft 2, S. 141-156
  • Schneider, Nicole; Spellerberg, Annette: Lebensstile, Wohnbedürfnisse und räumliche Mobilität. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 1999

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22