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ZA5604: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2004

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Meyer, Kathrin (2014): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2004. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5604 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5604
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2004
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-11-30,
Date of Collection14.10.2004 - 18.11.2004
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 place of residence (scalometer); duration of residence in the current dwelling; residential status; distance of the current dwelling to the last place of residence; 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 paid; 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 rate and repayment; amount of monthly operating expenses for heating, hot water, refuse collection, etc.; amount of housing benefit to be paid for freehold flat. 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; disabled access: elevator in the house; overcoming of stair steps; ramps for overcoming stair steps; constructional condition of the house; satisfaction with the apartment (scalometer); satisfaction with the immediate residential environment and the environmental conditions in the living environment (scalometer). 4. Residential area and social structure: description of the living environment and of the residential area; structure of the residential area (old buildings, newer houses or pure new development area); one- or two-family houses or larger apartment building; personal significance of selected living conditions for the well-being at the place of residence (e.g. job offers, infrastructure etc.) residential area, security, composition of the neighborhood, etc.); satisfaction with these living conditions in the place of residence; subjective perceived population composition in the residential area. 5. Neighbourhood and integration: the relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential area; attitudes 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 (destination area); whereabouts in the federal state or intention to relocate to another federal state and naming this federal state; in general preferred residential area; preferred residential area in the metropolis; preferences for an old building quarter or a new building quarter; evaluation of the personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of the personal job security; distance between workplace and flat; problems in reconciling family and career. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; employment status; full-time or part-time employment; occupational status; occupational groups (current or former 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 of age, from 6 to 13 years old, young people from 14 to 17 years old and persons aged 18 and over; 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; five years ago still other persons in the household and reasons for the change of household composition (children´s excerpt, separation, death of one family member); extension of the household by further persons in the last five years and reasons; number of landline telephone connections in the household; life satisfaction (scalometer). Additionally coded was: survey year; mode of collection (CATI, CAPI); federal state; east/west; BIK community 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 CollectorTNS Infratest, München
Date of Collection
  • 14.10.2004 - 18.11.2004

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 2003 BBR survey was conducted as an activation in two waves (waves 11B and 12A) of the face-to-face Omnibus survey (CAPI bus) by TNS Infratest. The study is part of a series that has been conducted annually since 1986.
Number of Units: 3989
Number of Variables: 163
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Geiss, Sabine; Riedel, Susanne: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2004. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung Dezember 2004
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