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ZA5607: Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2007

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Citation Citation Böltken, Ferdinand; Sturm, Gabriele; Meyer, Kathrin (2013): Living Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2007. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5607 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5607
TitleLiving Spaces - Public Opinion Survey of the BBR 2007
Current Version1.0.0, 2013-7-24,
Date of Collection02.10.2007 - 30.11.2007
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. Housing costs. Settlement structural and social structural context of the dwelling and its evaluation. Economic background. Neighbourhood and integration. Mobility. Apartment and residential status. Housing costs. Settlement structural and social structural context of the dwelling and its evaluation. Economic background. Neighbourhood and integration. Mobility. Topics: 1. Housing: size of place; living in the centre or outside; residential location; duration of living in the place of residence; satisfaction with the place of residence (scalometer); duration of living in the current dwelling; location and size of the place of residence of the last dwelling; residential status of the last dwelling; residential status of the current dwelling. 2. Housing costs and equipment: tenants were asked: assessment of rental costs; owners were asked: type of ownership acquisition (old stock, new construction, inheritance); state subsidies (KfW, housing subsidies from the federal states, municipal subsidies, home ownership allowance); again all: living space; number of living spaces; assessment of apartment size; equipment of the apartment; equipment of the apartment corresponds to the needs; construction period; modernisation or renovation of the house since 1990; type of house; structural condition of the building; handicapped-accessible access to the house: elevator in the house; overcoming stairs for access to the apartment; existence of ramps for overcoming stairs. 3. Satisfaction with the dwelling, the immediate living environment, the neighbourhood, the environmental conditions and the street scene or the external design of the residential area (scalometer). 4. Residential area and social structure: description of the residential environment and the residential area; structure of the residential area (old buildings, newer houses or pure new housing); one- or two-family houses or larger apartment blocks; assessment of the structural condition of the residential area; measures for the redesign and improvement of the residential area in recent years; change in the appearance of the street in the residential area in recent years; facilities within walking distance in the residential area (stop for public transport, shopping facilities for daily needs, doctors/therapy facilities, day-care centre/kindergarten, children´s playgrounds, primary schools, open all-day schools, facilities for young people and the elderly, restaurants/ pubs, parks or green areas, woods, fields or meadows, cultural facilities, swimming pool and sports facilities, citizens´ meeting place, district office); changes in the above-mentioned areas in recent years (scalometer); preferred use of fallow land: new car parks or green spaces, new buildings or maintenance of old buildings, community centres or local shops, expansion of the road network or bicycle paths, improvement of public space or investment by private operators; image of the current residential area; importance of living conditions in the place of residence: Split 1: Offer of work and earning opportunities, offer of training places and apprenticeships, offer of further education in adult education centres, library or family/city centre, administration and service centre close to the citizens, citizen participation in planning for the future of the place of residence, shopping opportunities for everyday needs and for durable consumer goods, provision of buses, trams and other public transport, upgrading and condition of road network, parking for cars, play facilities for children, day nurseries/kindergartens/full-time schools, provision of doctors, hospitals and therapeutic facilities, care facilities and care services for the elderly, Split 2: Swimming pools and sports facilities, public parks and green areas, excursion possibilities in the surrounding area, gastronomy, theatres, museums, etc., facilities/leisure facilities for young people, quiet residential area, healthy residential environment without air pollution or soil pollution, integration of minorities, safety in road traffic, protection against crime, design and cleanliness of buildings, streets and squares, sufficient housing supply; satisfaction with the aforementioned living conditions at the place of residence (scalometer); subjectively perceived population composition in the residential area. 5. Neighbourhood and integration: relationship between Germans and foreigners in the residential environment; attitude towards the spatial separation of Germans and foreigners in a neighbourhood; German citizenship; characterisation of the residential area on the basis of pairs of opposites (semantic differential); personal contribution to the quality of life in the residential area and at the place of residence. 6. Mobility: intention to move; motives for moving; relocation preference (geographical location, place of residence and residential environment); assessment of current personal economic situation; employment status; assessment of own job security; problems in reconciling family and career. Demography: sex; age; marital status; household type; employment status; full-time or part-time employment; occupational status; employee status, worker status or civil servant status; school leaving certificate; completed vocational training or studies; household size; household composition: number of children up to 6 years of age, from 6 to 13 years of age, young people from 14 to 17 years of age 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; life satisfaction (scale). Additionally coded was: federal state; administrative district; region; east/west; BIK municipality type; survey year; weighting factors.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Community, Living Environment
  • 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
  • 02.10.2007 - 30.11.2007

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2013-7-24 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 3286
Number of Variables: 219
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Geiss, Sabine; Müller, Christine: Wohnen und Wohnumgebung: Methodenbericht zur BBR-Umfrage 2007. München: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung 2007.
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