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ZA5605: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2005

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  • ZA5605_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 67 KBytes

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  • ZA5611_Korrespondenztabelle.xls (Table) 398 KBytes
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LebensRäume - Bevölkerungsumfrage des BBSR 2005
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Katrin (2013): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2005. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5605 Data file Version 1.1.0,
Study No.ZA5605
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2005
Current Version1.1.0, 2013-11-25,
Date of Collection14.10.2005 - 14.11.2005
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Böltken, Ferdinand - Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn
  • Meyer, Katrin - Bundesinstitut für Bau- Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn


AbstractApartment 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 city 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 and current dwelling. 2. Housing costs and equipment: tenants were asked: housing entitlement certificate required; amount of monthly total for rent and ancillary costs; amount of basic rent (net cold rent); rent including heating and hot water; amount of monthly costs for heating and hot water; cycle of ancillary costs payments; amount of annual ancillary costs; assessment of rental costs; withdrawal and amount of housing benefit. Owners were asked: type of property acquisition (old stock, new construction, inheritance); state subsidy (owner-occupied home subsidy); amount of monthly charge for interest/payment without state housing subsidy; amount of monthly management costs; amount of housing benefit for owner-occupied flats; living space; number of living spaces; assessment of the size of the flat; equipment of the flat; equipment of the flat 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 buildings; 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 (target area); assessment of personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of personal job security; distance between home and workplace; problems in reconciling family and career. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; number of fixed telephone lines in the household; 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, from 6 to 13 years, adolescents from 14 to 17 years 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; life satisfaction (scale). Additionally coded was: BIK municipality type; federal state; east/west; survey year; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Social and occupational mobility
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Housing
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 13.10 Social and occupational mobility
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 19.2 Housing


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseGerman-speaking persons aged 18 years and older in private households
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Infratest, München
Date of Collection
  • 14.10.2005 - 14.11.2005 (face-to-face interview)
  • 20.10.2005 - 04.11.2005 (Telephone interview)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.1.0 (current version)2013-11-25 Data update
1.0.02013-7-24 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.0 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-11-19alle inhaltlichen Variablenkein Value label für Missing Value ´-3´ 2013-11-20Value label ´Trifft nicht zu´ für ´-3´ ergänzt

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of a series that has been conducted annually since 1986.
Number of Units: 4007
Number of Variables: 115
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Geiss, Sabine; Evers, Claudia: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2005. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung November 2005
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