Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2012

Module: Background

This page lists the questions asked within the Background module in 2012. Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every question will bring you to the tables of results for that question.

Since 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.

TENSHT1: Household tenure

TENSHT2: Does your accommodation go with the job of anyone in the household?

LANDLORD: Who is your landlord?

FURNISH: Is your accommodation furnished?

HOUSEHLD: Number in household

RAGECAT: Age of respondent (in age categories)

RSEX: Sex of respondent

RMARST: Marital status of respondent

RLIVTOG: is respondent living with someone household as a couple?

EMPST: Economic activity of respondent.

EMPST2: Employment status of respondent.

ECONACT: Is respondent economically active?

REMPSEMP: Is/was respondent an employee or self-employed?

TEA: Age when completed continuous full-time education.

HIGHQUAL: Highest educational qualification of respondent

UNIONSA: Are you now a member of a trade union or staff association?

TUSAEVER: Have you ever been a member of a trade union or staff association?

EMPST3: Economic activity of spouse/partner.

EMPST4: Employment status of spouse/partner.

ECONACT2: Is spouse/partner economically active?

PERSINC2: Personal income before tax and National Insurance.

HHLDINC2: Household income before tax and National Insurance.

RELIGION: Do you regard yourself as belonging to any particular religion?

FAMRELIG: What religion were you brought up in?

PRTNRRLG: 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 Ireland?

FORMINT: Was this a formally integrated school?

CONTB4IE: 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?

ORIENT: Sexual orientation

RUHAPPY: How happy are you?

HEALTHYR: Compared to people of your own age, how is your health?

ANYHCOND: Do you have any physical or mental health conditions or illnesses lasting or expected to last for 12 months or more?

HCONDACT: Does your condition or illness reduce your ability to carry-out day-to-day activities?

LIVEAREA: How long have you lived in the town where you live now?

PLACELIV: How would you describe the place where you live?

OUTOFNI: Have you lived outside Northern Ireland for more than six months?

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?

INTWWW: Does anyone have access to the internet from this address?

INTLEIS: Do you use the internet for any reason other than work?

CAREHOME: Is there anyone living with you whom you look after?

CARESEP: Do you provide regular service/help for someone not living with you?

HINCPAST: Has your household's income fallen behind prices over the last years?

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