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ZA5963: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended Version – microm data

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  • ZA5963_data_access.pdf (User Contract) 70 KBytes
  • ZA5963_Datenzugang.pdf (User Contract) 63 KBytes


  • ZA5963_cod.xlsx (Codebook) 49 KBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Rammstedt, Beatrice; Martin, Silke; Zabal, Anouk; Helmschrott, Susanne; Konradt, Ingo; Maehler, Débora (2017): Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended Version – microm data. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5963 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5963
TitleProgramme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Germany - Extended Version – microm data
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-12-6,
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 set contains contextual information that describes either the household or the neighbourhood of the respondents and which was not included in the regular PIAAC Scientific Use File (SUF) ´PIAAC, Germany - Reduced Version´ (ZA5845) due to national data privacy legislation. This spatial data comes from microm Micromarketing-Systeme und Consult GmbH in Neuss, Germany. Using an identification number of the respondent, the corresponding information can be merged to the SUF and is available in the Secure Data Center in Cologne, Germany. The microm data available here include more than 100 variables from the microm domains Sociodemographics & -economics, Consumer Behavior, Area- & Site Planning, and Strategic Segmentation Models. Among other things, the corresponding indicators provide more information about: - Type of residential area; - Number of private households and businesses; - Sociodemographic and -economic characteristics related to social status, unemployment, family structure, number of children, life phases, confessions, share of foreigners or ethnic composition; - Mobility with regard to the relocation volume, relocation balance, population fluctuation, short and long distance relocations; - Affinity towards fundraising, communications and print media; - Sinus Geo-Milieus ®; - Purchasing power at the level of street sections. A more detailed description of geo and market data can be found on the microm homepage (only in German) and in the codebook.
Categories Categories
  • Income
  • Patterns of Consumption
  • Community, Living Environment
Topics Topics
  • 13 Social stratification and groupings
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour
  • 17.4 Economic conditions and indicators
  • 19.2 Housing
  • 5.2 Community, urban and rural life


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) Educational measurement and tests (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)2017-12-6 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesSurvey unit: adults; teenagers###
Number of Units: 5465
Number of Variables: 107
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • microm Micromarketing-Systeme und Consult GmbH (2011). microm Datenhandbuch. Arbeitsunterlagen für microm MARKET & GEO. Neuss: microm GmbH
  • Rammstedt, B. (Hrsg.). Grundlegende Kompetenzen Erwachsener im internationalen Vergleich: Ergebnisse von PIAAC 2012. Münster: Waxmann
  • Helmschrott, S. & Martin, S. (2014). Nonresponse in PIAAC Germany. methods, data, analyses, 8(2), 243-266. doi:10.12758/mda.2014.010
  • Zabal, A., Martin, S., Massing, N., Ackermann, D., Helmschrott, S., Barkow, I., & Rammstedt, B. (2014). PIAAC Germany 2012: Technical report. Münster: Waxmann
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Research Data Centre
  • PIAAC - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies