Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2006

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)
  • 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:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social stratification and groupings
    • Social and occupational mobility
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Apartment and residential status. Housing costs. Settlement structural and social structural context of the dwelling and its evaluation. Economic background. Neighbourhood and integration. Mobility. Topics: 1. Housing: city size; living in the centre or outside; residential location; duration of residence at the place of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence (scalometer); duration of residence in the current dwelling; location and place of residence of the last dwelling; residential status of the last dwelling; reason for moving from the last dwelling; residential status of the current dwelling. 2. Housing costs and equipment: tenants were asked: rental contract at hand; amount of total monthly rent; heating and hot water costs included in rent; monthly flat rate for heating and hot water; cycle of ancillary costs; amount of annual ancillary costs; rent including cold (apportionable) ancillary costs; amount of monthly flat rate included in rent for cold (apportionable) ancillary costs or Amount paid in addition to rent per year; modernisation levies included in rent; amount of costs for garage, parking space or municipal car park management; assessment of rental costs; income and amount of housing allowance. Owners were asked: type of ownership acquisition (old stock, new construction, inheritance); state subsidy (KfW, state housing subsidy, municipal subsidy, owner-occupied home allowance); living space; number of living spaces; assessment of apartment size; equipment of the apartment; equipment of the apartment corresponds to the needs; construction period; type of house; structural condition of the building. 3. Satisfaction with the dwelling, the immediate living environment and the environmental conditions (scalometer). 4. Residential area and social structure: description of the residential environment and the residential area; structure of the residential area (old buildings, newer houses or pure new housing); single or two-family houses or larger apartment blocks; subjectively perceived population composition in the residential area. 5. Neighbourhood and integration: relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners in a neighbourhood; German citizenship; contacts with foreigners and Germans in the neighbourhood. 6. Mobility: intention to move; motives for moving; relocation preference (geographical position, place of residence, residential environment); persons or things the respondent would miss in the case of relocation; assessment of personal economic situation compared to five years ago; expected personal economic situation in 5 years; employment status; assessment of personal job security; problems in reconciling family and career; distance between home and workplace; means of transport used to get to work; driving licence; number of cars in the household. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; employment status; full-time or part-time employment; occupational status; employee status, worker status or civil servant status; school leaving certificate; completed vocational training or study; household size; household composition: number of children up to 6 years of age, from 6 to 13 years of age, adolescents from 14 to 17 years of age and persons from 18 years of age; 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; life satisfaction (scale). Additionally coded: federal state; east/west; BIK municipality type; survey year; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-10-06 / 2006-11-20
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
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3252
    Number of Variables: 154
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5606 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung – BBR (Hrsg.): LebensRäume: Wohn- und Lebensbedingungen aus Sicht der Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner. Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2006.
  • Geiss, Sabine; Wich, Philipp: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2006. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 2006.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 27 | Registration Date: 2013-07-24