Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-010-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: American housing survey, 1991: metropolitan statistical area core file.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6188

Date Accessioned: 10/11/1995

Number of Files Received: 11

Comments: Data acquired via ftp

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/11/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection provides information on characteristics of housing units in 11 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) of the United States. Although the unit of analysis is the housing unit rather than its occupants, the survey also is a comprehensive source of information on the demographic characteristics of household residents. Data collected include general housing characteristics such as the year the structure was built, type and number of living quarters, occupancy status, presence of commercial or medical establishments on the property, and property value. Data are also provided on kitchen and plumbing facilities, type of heating fuel used, source of water, sewage disposal, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Questions about housing quality include condition of walls and floors, adequacy of heat in winter, information on heating equipment breakdowns, availability of electrical outlets in rooms, concealed wiring, basement and roof water leakage, and exterminator service for mice and rats. Data related to housing expenses include mortgage or rent payments, utility costs, fuel costs, property insurance costs, real estate taxes, and garbage collection fees. Questions are also asked about neighborhood conditions such as quality of roads, and presence of crime, trash, litter, street noise, abandoned structures, commercial activity, and odors or smoke. Other items cover the adequacy of services such as public transportation, schools, shopping facilities, police protection, recreation facilities, and hospitals or clinics. In addition to housing characteristics, data on age, sex, race, marital status, income, and relationship to householder are provided for each household member. Additional data are supplied for the householder, including years of school completed, Spanish origin, and length of residence.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: The universe consists of all housing units in 11 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

SAMPLE: Separate samples were drawn in 11 selected MSAs. The samples were drawn from housing units enumerated in the 1980 Census and updated to include housing units constructed since 1980.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 11 data files.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: CONCHK.PI/ MDATA/ FREQ.PI

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Abt Associates. A QUESTIONNAIRE DIRECTORY FOR THE ANNUAL (AMERICAN) HOUSING SURVEY. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates, n.d.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct