4363.0 - National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2017-18
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Dwelling tenure and characteristics
It also collects:
Information was obtained for all persons aged 18 years and over in the 2017-18 NHS who were either answering for themselves or were relaying answers to the proxy (if selected persons was present).
Data from all dwelling tenure and characteristics questions are presented on the household level on the data file.
Tenure type of household
Respondents were asked on behalf of themselves, their spouse/partner, or parent (if the respondent was an adult child living with a parent), whether the dwelling was:
Those who reported the tenure type was rental were also asked who the landlord is/who rent was paid to (shown on a prompt card):
Person not in the same household:
'Dwelling location' refers to where the dwelling was situated, as recorded by the interviewer. Information was recorded against the following categories:
'Dwelling structure' refers to the structure in which the household resides, as recorded by interviewers and based on their observations at the time of the interview. Information was recorded against the following categories:
Number of bedrooms
Respondents were asked to report the number of bedrooms in the dwelling. The item refers to the number of rooms on the dwelling plans as bedrooms, even though they may be currently used for other purposes.
Landline and mobile phones
Respondents were asked whether they had a fixed landline telephone and/or mobile/smart phone connected to their dwelling and whether the landline and/or mobile/smart phone was listed in the White Pages.
The questionnaire, data items and related output categories for this topic are available in pdf / Excel spreadsheet format from the Downloads page of this product.
Points to be considered in interpreting data for this topic include the following:
Comparability with 2014-15
Dwelling Tenure and Characteristics data is considered directly comparable between the 2017-18 and 2014-15 NHS.
More information regarding comparisons between 2014-15 NHS and previous cycles is available in the National Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2014-15 (cat. no. 4363.0).
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