Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2013

Module: Background

This page lists the questions asked within the Background module in 2013. 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.

HOUSEHLD: Number in household

RAGECAT: Age of respondent (in age categories)

RSEX: Sex of respondent

RELIGCAT: Religion of respondent

RMARST: Marital status of respondent

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

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?

OUTBISLE: Did you live outside the British Isles?

ROIRELND: Did you live in the Republic of Ireland?

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

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

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

TENSHT1: Household tenure

LANDLORD: Who is your landlord?

HIGHQUAL: Highest educational qualification of respondent

TEA: Age when completed continuous full-time education.

EMPST: Economic activity of respondent.

EMPST2: Employment status of respondent.

EMPST3: Economic activity of spouse/partner.

EMPST4: Employment status of spouse/partner.

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

ECONACT: Is respondent economically active?

ECONACT2: Is spouse/partner economically active?

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?

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

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

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

RUHAPPY: How happy are you?

SLFMXSCH: Did you attend a mixed or integrated school in Northern Ireland?

FORMINT: Was this a formally integrated school?

CHDMXSCH: Has any child in your care attended a mixed/integrated school in Northern Ireland?

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?

PERSINC2: Personal income before tax and National Insurance.

HHLDINC2: Household income before tax and national insurance

ORIENT: Sexual orientation

EXIT1: Should doctors be allowed by law to end the patient's life, if the patient requests it?

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