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ZA5608: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2008

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  • ZA5608_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 151 KBytes

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  • ZA5611_Korrespondenztabelle.xls (Table) 398 KBytes
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LebensRäume - Bevölkerungsumfrage des BBSR 2008
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Sturm, Gabriele; Meyer, Kathrin (2013): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2008. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5608 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA5608
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2008
Current Version1.0.1, 2013-4-23,
Date of Collection17.10.2008 - 07.12.2008
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


AbstractDescription of the housing situation and satisfaction with the apartment. Housing costs, living environment. Neighbourhood and integration. Topics: 1. Housing: Degree of urbanisation of the place of residence; living in the city centre or outside; residential location; duration of residence at the place of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence (scalometer); further apartments (multilocality); rhythm of dwelling and purpose of use of the other dwellings; year of moving in and duration of residence in the dwelling; residential status. 2. Housing costs: tenants were asked: rent costs; rent included heating and hot water; heating costs and hot water costs; period of payment for heating and hot water; amount of the heating and hot water costs during this period paid amount; amount of the annual amount for heating and hot water; service charges included in the rent; amount of the monthly lump sum for cold (apportionable) service charges; annual amount for service charges; amount of the modernisation levy and the costs for a car parking space; assessment of rental costs; receipt and amount of housing benefit. Owners were asked: type of acquisition of ownership (new building, inheritance); government aid (KfW, housing subsidies from the federal states, municipal subsidies, home ownership allowance). 3. Current dwelling and living environment: living space; number of living spaces; assessment of the size of the apartments; equipment corresponds to the needs; age of the building; type of house; structural condition of the house; satisfaction with the dwelling (scalometer); satisfaction with the neighborhood (scalometer); satisfaction with the immediate residential environment (scalometer); usage structure in the residential area; image of the residential area; relatives and friends in the residential area; neighbourly relationship; population groups and social structure in the residential area. 4. Neighbourhood and integration: the relationship between foreigners and Germans in the residential area; reasons for neighbourhood conflicts between Germans and foreigners; attitude towards spatial separation of foreigners and Germans; German or other citizenship; contacts to foreigners and Germans (segregation); intention to move; motives for relocation; relocation preference (target area); intention to relocate to another federal state or abroad; preferred federal state or preferential state; assessment of the personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of own job security. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; cohabitation with a partner; occupational status; employment as part-time or full-time; occupational groups (current or former main activity); employee status, worker status or civil servant status; school leaving certificate; completed vocational training or studies; household size; number of children up to 6 years, from 6 to 13 years, of young people from 14 to 17 years and persons from 18 years of age in the household (household composition); number of income earners in the household; net household income; employment status of others persons in the household or unemployed, pensioners or students in the household; life satisfaction (scalometer). Additionally coded was: city size; federal state, east/west; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • 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
  • 13.10 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
  • 17.10.2008 - 07.12.2008

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2013-4-23 labels corrected
1.0.02013-3-27 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2013-4-22q28g1 bis q28g8; s15g1 bis s15g7inconsistent use of value labels2013-4-23Inconsistencies in value labels have been adapted to the project standard.

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3698
Number of Variables: 131
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Wich, Philipp; Fleig, Hanna: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2008. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 2008.
  • Sturm, Gabriele; Meyer, Katrin: „hin und her“ oder „hin und weg“ – zur Ausdifferenzierung großstädtischer Wohnsuburbanisierung. In: Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, 3/4.2008, S. 229-243.,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf/DL_sturmmeyer.pdf
  • Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung – BBR (Hrsg.) / Sturm, Gabriele (Projektleitung): Leben in deutschen Städten. Bonn: Selbstverlag des BBR 2008.
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