1 Own these living quarters
 2 Rent them from a private landlord
 3 Rent them from the Housing Authority
 4 Occupy government or institutional housing
 5 Occupy housing by leave of the employer
 6 Squatter
 7 Occupy living quarters in some other way, specify
Own these living quarters
Rent them from a private landlord
Rent them from the housing authority
Occupy government or institutional housing
Occupy housing by leave of the employer
Occupy living quarters in some other way
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Question 9 - Tenure
210. This question refers to the arrangements by which a household occupies its living quarters. Ask, "Does this household pay rent for its living quarters?"
211. If the answer is 'no', the household either owns the living quarters or occupies them in some other way.
Owning means that the household or a member of it owns the living quarters or is paying for them by installments or by home finance. No rent is paid, nor does the household occupy its quarters with someone else's permission.
If the household pays no rent but does not own its living quarters, it either occupies them with an employer's permission, as in the case of live-in domestic servants, or in some other way which you should describe.
We are concerned to distinguish squatter housing from other housing. If you are working in a squatter area or settlement, tick the box 'squatter' irrespective of whether the household owns or rents the living quarters or occupies them in some other way.
212. If the answer is 'yes' and the household does pay rent for its living quarters, ask: "Who is the rent paid to?" and tick the appropriate box.
213. If you cannot decide on the right box, describe the arrangements by which the household occupies its quarters and tick the last box.
This variable indicates the occupancy status of the dwelling.