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ZA5602: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2002

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Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Kathrin (2014): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2002. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5602 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5602
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2002
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-11-30,
Date of Collection2002 - 2002
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Böltken, Ferdinand - 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 structures and the socio-structural context of the dwelling and its evaluation. Economic background. Neighbourhood and integration. Mobility. Topics: 1. Housing: city size; living in the city centre or outside; location; duration of residence at the place of residence; satisfaction with the city or municipality (scalometer); duration of residence in the current dwelling; residential status; information on the last dwelling: location of the old dwelling; size of the last place of residence; residential status of the last residence. 2. Housing costs: tenants were asked: housing entitlement certificate required; amount of monthly rent; rent including heating and hot water; amount of monthly costs for heating and hot water; amount of the monthly heating flat rate; amount of the hot water money; amount of the monthly hot water lump sum; amount of the average monthly heating costs; payment cycle for heating and hot water; and amount of the amount paid; amount of the annual amount for heating and hot water; assessment of rental costs; receipt and amount of housing benefit; owners were asked: type of ownership acquisition (old stock, new construction, inheritance); claiming state subsidies (owner-occupied housing allowance or §10e of the Income Tax Act); amount of the monthly charge for interest and repayment of principal; amount of monthly operating expenses for heating, hot water, refuse collection, etc.; amount of housing benefit to be paid for condominiums. 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; evaluation of the structural condition of the house; satisfaction with the immediate residential environment and the environmental conditions in the living environment (scalometer); satisfaction with the apartment (scalometer). 4. Residential area and social structure: description of the residential environment and of the residential area; old buildings, newer houses, pure new development area, residential area or two-family houses or larger blocks of flats; subjective perceived population composition 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); preferred federal state; assessment of the current personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of one´s own job security. Demography: sex; age; marital status; employment status; occupational status; employee status, worker status or civil cervant status; school leaving certificate; household size; household composition: number of children under 6 years, from 6 to 13 years old, young people from 14 to 17 years old and persons aged 18 and over; net household income (classified); number of income earners in the household; number of fixed telephone lines in the household. Additionally coded was: survey year; mode of collection (CATI, CAPI); state; BIK municipality type; city and municipality type; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Community, Living Environment
  • Community, urban and rural life
  • Housing
  • Economic conditions and indicators
  • Migration
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life
  • 19.2 Housing
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 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)
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorNFO Infratest Sozialforschung, München
Date of Collection
  • 2002 (Autumn)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-11-30 first archive edition
Errata in current version
2015-4-7Missing ValuesNotification: missing values are coded more differentiated in the cumulated dataset than in the yearly surveys.
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study is part of a series that has been conducted annually since 1986.
Number of Units: 3900
Number of Variables: 96
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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