This page lists the questions asked within
the Background module in 2005.
Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every question
will bring you to the tables of results for that question
Number in household
Age of respondent (in age categories)
RSEX: Sex of respondent
RMARSTAT: Marital status of respondent
Does respondent have legal responsibility for accommodation?
Has respondent children 16 or under (living or not living with them)?
Highest educational qualification of respondent
Age when completed continuous full-time education.
Economic activity of respondent
How many hours do you normally work per week?
TUNION: Are you currently a member of a trade union?
Have you ever had a job?
REMPSEMP: Is/was respondent an employee or self-employed?
RMANFORE: Is/was respondent a manager, foreman/supervisor or neither?
How many people do/did you manage or supervise?
RSECT: Work in public, private or voluntary sector?
If employee, number of employees where respondent works
RNUMSEMP: If respondent is self-employed, number of employees
ECNACTS: Economic activity of spouse/partner
How many hours a week does spouse/partner work?
SJOBCHK: Has spouse/partner ever had a job?
SEMPSEMP: Is spouse/partner an employee or self-employed?
SMANFORE: Is spouse/partner a manager, foreman/supervisor or neither?
SSECT: Spouse/partner work in public, private or voluntary sector?
SNUMEMP: If employee, number of employees where spouse/partner
SNUMSEMP: If spouse/partner is self-employed, number of employees
Religion of respondent
FAMRELIG: What religion were you brought up in?
CHATTEND: How often do you attend church services/meetings?
RELIGSAM: Is your spouse/partner the same religion as you?
SLFMXSCH: Did you attend a mixed or integrated school in Northern
FORMINT: Was this a formally integrated school?
CHDMXSCH: Has any child in your care attended a mixed/integrated
school in Northern Ireland?
DISAB1: Do you have a long-standing
illness, disability or infirmity?
LIMDISAB: Does this illness or disability
limit your activities?
LIMILL: Have you ever had a long-term
illness that affected your activities?
PERSINCM: Personal income before tax and National Insurance.
LIVEAREA: How long have you lived
in the town where you live now?
OUTOFNI: Have you lived outside Northern Ireland for more than
ELSEUK: Did you live elsewhere in the United Kingdom?
ROIRELND: Did you live in the Republic of Ireland?
OUTBISLE: Did you live outside the British Isles?
PLACELIV: How would you describe the place where you live?
NIECON1: Has Northern Ireland's economy got stronger or weaker
over the last year?
NIECON2: Has Northern Ireland's economy got stronger or weaker
over the last ten years?
HINCPAST: Has your household's income fallen behind prices over
the last years?
Does anyone have access to the internet from this address?
INTLEIS: Do you use the internet for any reason other than work?
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