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ZA5851: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2012

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Sturm, Gabriele; Walther, Antje (2014): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2012. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5851 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5851
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2012
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-11-30,
Date of Collection20.09.2012 - 12.11.2012
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
  • Walther, Antje - Bundesinstitut für Bau- Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR), Bonn


AbstractApartment and residential status. Housing costs. Settlement structures and the socio-structural context of the dwelling and its evaluation. Economic background. Neighbourhood and integration. Mobility. Topics: 1. Housing: town size; living in the city centre or outside; location; duration of residence at the place of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence (scalometer); duration of residence in the current dwelling; residential status. 2. Housing costs: tenants were asked: tenancy agreement at hand; amount of the monthly total amount for rent and ancillary expenses; amount of the basic rent (net cold rent); amount of the monthly flat rate for cold rent (apportionable) service charges; rent including heating and hot water; amount of the monthly costs for heating and hot water; assessment of the rental costs; receipt of housing benefit and unemployment benefit II; owner were asked: type of property acquisition (old stock, new building, inheritance); claiming of governmental subsidies (KfW, housing subsidies of the federal states, municipal funding, home ownership allowance). 3. Current dwelling and living environment: living space; number of residential premises; assessment of the size of the dwelling; equipment of the dwelling; equipment corresponds to needs; construction period; type of house; structural condition of the house; satisfaction with the dwelling, the immediate residential environment and the environmental conditions in the living environment (scalometer). 4. Residential area and social structure: description of the residential environment and of the residential area; structure of the residential area (old buildings, newer houses, etc.) or pure new development area); one- or two-family houses or larger apartment blocks; subjectively perceived composition of the population in the residential area. 5. Neighbourhood and integration: the relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners in a neighborhood; German nationality; contacts to foreigners and Germans (segregation). 6. Mobility: intention to move; main reason for moving; relocation preference (target area); opinion on the merging of one´s own federal state with the neighbouring federal state; evaluation of the personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of the own job security; problems with the reconciliation of family and career. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; employment status; full-time or part-time employment respectively by the hour; occupational status; occupational groups (current or previous main activity); employee status, worker status or civil servant status; school leaving certificate; completed vocational training or study; household size; household composition: number of children under 6 years, from 6 to 13 years, young people from 14 to 17 years, persons 18 years and older and persons 65 years and older; 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 (scalometer). Additionally coded was: survey year; survey wave, federal state; east/west; BIK community type; city and community type; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Housing
  • Migration
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 19.2 Housing
  • 15 Transport, travel and mobility
  • 2.2 Migration


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
  • 20.09.2012 - 12.11.2012

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-11-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
2015-4-7s12g4Variable label is neither conform to questionnaire, nor to data. It should be ´Number of people in household aged 18-64´, and not ´[...] +18´.
2015-4-7Missing ValuesNotification: missing values are coded more differentiated in the cumulated dataset than in the yearly surveys.
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3901
Number of Variables: 111
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Stadtler, Manuela; Wich, Philipp: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2012. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung Dezember 2012
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