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ZA5846: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended Version – Regional Data

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  • ZA5846_Datenzugang.pdf (User Contract) 27 KBytes


  • ZA5846_cod.xlsx (Codebook) 17 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rammstedt, Beatrice; Martin, Silke; Zabal, Anouk; Konradt, Ingo; Maehler, Débora; Perry, Anja; Massing, Natascha; Ackermann-Piek, Daniela; Helmschrott, Susanne. (2016): Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended Version – Regional Data. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5846 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5846
TitleProgramme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended Version – Regional Data
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-6-10,
Date of Collection08.2011 - 03.2012
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Zabal, Anouk - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Ackermann, Daniela - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Helmschrott, Susanne - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Maehler, Débora - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Martin, Silke - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Massing, Natascha - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
  • Perry, Anja - GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution


AbstractThis data file contains regional data that could not be included in the regular PIAAC Scientific Use File (SUF) (ZA5845) because of data protection concerns (data access via the Secure Data Center in Cologne). For analyses, the data can be merged with the scientific use file using the respondent ID. The following regional characteristics are available: district code (“Kreiskennziffer”); municipality code (´Amtlicher Gemeindeschlüssel´); Municipality type / BIK region; classified size of the political municipality; number of sample point.
Categories Categories
  • Education, School Systems
  • Occupation, Profession
Topics Topics
  • 1 Labour and employment
  • 3 Education
  • 3.3 Life-long/continuing education


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons between 16 and 65 years in private households, regardless of nationality, residence status, or language skills, with main place of residence in Germany during the survey period
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
  • Educational measurements and tests
Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Computer- and paper-based measurement of basic skills in reading, numeracy and technology-based problem solving
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorTNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München
Date of Collection
  • 08.2011 - 03.2012

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-6-10 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 5465
Number of Variables: 9
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • OECD: OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First results from the Survey of Adult Skills. Paris: OECD, 2013a
  • OECD: The Survey of Adult Skills: Reader’s companion. Paris: OECD, 2013b
  • OECD: Technical report of the Survey of Adult Skills. Paris: OECD, 2013c
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice (et al.): PIAAC 2012: Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse im Überblick. Münster: Waxmann, 2013
  • Rammstedt, Beatrice (Hrsg.): Grundlegende Kompetenzen Erwachsener im internationalen Vergleich: Ergebnisse von PIAAC 2012. Münster: Waxmann, 2013.
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Research Data Centre
  • PIAAC - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies