This page lists the questions asked within
the Background module in 2009.
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
RMARST: Marital status of respondent
is respondent living with someone household as a couple?
Economic activity of respondent.
EMPST2: Employment status of respondent.
ECONACT: Is respondent economically
How many hours do/did you normally work per week?
REMPSEMP: Is/was respondent an employee
Age when completed continuous full-time education.
HIGHQUAL: Highest educational qualification of respondent
Economic activity of spouse.
EMPST4: Employment status of spouse.
ECONACT2: Is spouse economically active?
Personal income before tax and National Insurance.
Household income before tax and National Insurance.
What religion are you?
What religion were you brought up in?
What is your spouse's/partner's religion?
CHATTND2: How often do you attend church services/meetings?
SLFMXSCH: Did you attend a mixed or integrated school in Northern
FORMINT: Was this a formally integrated school?
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
LIVEAREA: How long have you lived
in the town where you live now?
OUTOFNI: Have you lived outside Northern
Ireland for more than six months?
ELSEUK: Did you live elsewhere in the
ROIRELND: Did you live in the Republic
OUTBISLE: Did you live outside the
PLACELIV: How would you describe
the place where you live?
INTWWW: Does anyone have access to the internet from this address?
INTLEIS: Do you use the internet for any reason other than work?
HINCPAST: Has your household's income fallen behind prices over
the last years?
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