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ZA5609: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2009

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Sturm, Gabriele; Meyer, Kathrin (2013): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2009. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5609 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA5609
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2009
Current Version1.0.1, 2013-4-23,
Date of Collection25.09.2009 - 15.10.2009
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. Settlement structure and social structure context of the apartment and its evaluation. Economic background. Mobility. Changes in the residential area. Topics: Respondent or household member has a second dwelling: ownership of a secondary dwelling; place of interview is the main dwelling; further residential locations; purpose of the secondary dwelling; own frequency of use of the secondary dwelling; removal of the secondary dwelling from the main dwelling; means of transport used and duration of the journey between main and side flat. Place of residence: city size; living outside or within the city centre; inner-city location; year of moving to the place; satisfaction with the place of residence (Scalometer); year of housing move-in; place of residence before moving in and its size; residential status in the last and current dwelling; reason for relocation; insufficient size (costs, equipment) of the former dwelling. Rental costs: rental costs of the dwelling; heating and hot water costs included in the rent; amount of the monthly incidental expenses; cycle and amount of these costs; annual amount for heating costs; annual amount for heating costs and hot water costs; ancillary costs in the cold, apportionable rent includes modernization allowance; monthly costs of a car parking space; assessment of the rental costs; purchase of transfer payments (housing benefit, etc.); amount of the housing benefit. Home ownership: type of ownership acquisition; utilisation of government aid. Housing equipment: size of apartment in m²; number of living spaces; assessment of the apartment size; equipment with kitchen, guest toilet, ground-level shower, holding and supporting handles in the sanitary area, insulated windows, balcony/terrace, garden, garage/parking space, other standards (heating, etc.); assessment of the equipment with regard to personal needs; suitability of the flat for elderly people; household members with restricted mobility; removal required for own perceived restricted mobility. Type of building: construction period; type of building; floor of entrance to apartment; disabled access (accessibility); condition of the building. Satisfaction (scalometer): with the dwelling, with the immediate living environment and environmental conditions. Residential area and social structure: description of the residential environment as well as the residential area; structure of the residential area; subjectively perceived population composition in the residential area. Perception of the coexistence of Germans and foreigners: relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential environment; preference for separating the neighborhoods of Germans and foreigners; German citizenship; contact with foreigners or contact with Germans. Moving mobility: intention to move; motives for moving; moving to another location place and to another federal state; mention of the preferred state or state in the case of relocation; relocation preference city or country; preferred place of residence in a large city; preference for old building or new building quarter; things that respondents would miss when moving. Economic situation: assessment of one´s own economic situation; change in the economic situation in relation to the past and future; current employment status; job security; reconciliation of family and working life; distance from work in km; means of transport used and length of journey to and from work; driving licence ownership; number of cars in the household; life satisfaction (scalometer). Demography: sex; age in years; marital status; household composition; employment status; occupation (full-time/part-time); professional position; school-leaving certificate; professional or university education; household size; number of income earners in the household; household net income; persons who are not gainfully employed in the household. Additionally coded was: employment status of household members.
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
  • 25.09.2009 - 15.10.2009

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
2013-4-22s15g1 bis s15g7inconsistent use of value labels2013-4-23Inconsistencies in use of value labels have been adapted to project standard.

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3544
Number of Variables: 224
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Wich, Philipp: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2009. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 2009.
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