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ZA5606: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2006

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Sturm, Gabriele; Meyer, Kathrin (2013): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2006. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5606 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5606
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2006
Current Version1.0.0, 2013-7-24,
Date of Collection06.10.2006 - 20.11.2006
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • 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


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 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.
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)
Data CollectorTNS Infratest, München
Date of Collection
  • 06.10.2006 - 20.11.2006

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2013-7-24 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3252
Number of Variables: 154
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Geiss, Sabine; Wich, Philipp: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2006. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 2006.
  • Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung – BBR (Hrsg.): LebensRäume: Wohn- und Lebensbedingungen aus Sicht der Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner. Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2006.
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