This page lists the questions asked within
the Background module in 2007.
Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every question
will bring you to the tables of results for that question.
In 2007, some
of the background questions were changed to match those asked in government
surveys. For more information on the National Statistics Harmonisation
project, click here.
Does your accommodation go with the job of anyone in the household?
Who is your landlord?
Is your accommodation furnished?
Number in household
Age of respondent (in age categories)
RSEX: Sex of respondent
Marital status of respondent
Is respondent living with someone household as a couple?
Highest educational qualification of respondent
Has respondent children 16 or under (living or not living with them)?
TEA: Age when completed continuous full-time
Age father completed his continuous full-time education.
TEAMUM: Age mother completed her continuous full-time education.
Economic activity of respondent.
EMPST2: Employment status of respondent.
ECONACT: Is respondent economically active?
NREASON: Reason for respondent being economically inactive.
How many hours do you normally work per week?
REMPSEMP: Is/was respondent an employee or self-employed?
EMPST3: Economic activity of spouse.
EMPST4: Employment status of spouse.
ECONACT2: Is spouse economically active?
NREASON2: Reason for spouse being economically inactive.
How many hours does spouse normally work per week?
SEMPSEMP: Is/was spouse an employee or self-employed?
Religion of respondent
What religion were you brought up in?
CHATTEND: How often do you attend church services/meetings?
What is your spouse's/partner's religion?
MUMRELIG: What was your mother's religion when you were a child?
DADRELIG: What was your father's religion when you were a child?
Did you attend a mixed or integrated school in Northern Ireland?
How many years did you spend at a formally integrated school?
How many years did you spend at a school that was just fairly mixed?
FORMINT: Was this a formally integrated school? (derived variable)
Did you have much contact with the other religious community before
attending your first mixed or integrated school?
CHDMXSCH: Has any child in your care attended a mixed/integrated
school in Northern Ireland?
CAREHOME: Is there anyone living with you whom you look after?
CARESEP: Do you provide regular service/help for someone not living
Compared to people of your own age, how is your health?
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
Personal income before tax and National Insurance.
Household income before tax and National Insurance.
PRIVMED: Are you covered by a private health insurance scheme?
PRIVPAID: Does your/your partner's employer pay for members of
a private health scheme?
QPRIVED: Have you ever attended a fee-paying school in the UK?
OTHCHLD3: Have you ever been responsible for bringing up any children
of school age, including stepchildren?
QPRIVED2: And (have any of your children / has your child) ever
attended a fee-paying, private primary or secondary school in the
STATSC: And do any of your children currently attend any kind
of state-funded (NI: publicly funded) primary or secondary school?
PRIVED3: Respondent or child attend private school?
How long have you lived in the town where you live now?
How would you describe the place where you live?
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?
Do you read a daily morning newspaper at least 3 times a week?
WHPAPER: Which daily morning newspaper do you read?
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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