Support #1082

House details in youth or adult datasets

Added by Theodora Kokosi over 5 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Dear all,

I would like to ask if there is any info about whether respondents have access to a private garden and/or frequency of using parks/outdoor green spaces?

This is especially for the youth but any data available for the adults is useful as well.
Thank you in advance.



Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

Dear Dora,

We have some information which may help. In w_hhsamp we have an observational question, w_unkgard, which the interviewer fills in, asking if the garden is unkempt (yes/no) or whether there is no obvious garden. This is not available for households which have completed the survey by web.

In Waves 2 and 5 there was a question which asked adults if they had visited a historic park or garden open to the public in the last 12 months: w_heritage3. In Wave 2 there was a question on ease of accessing a sports or leisure facility including leisure centre, recreation ground or park: b_access. In even numbered waves there is a question asked of couples on division of domestic labour - gardening, and in Waves 4 and 6 there was an option to say they didn't have a garden: w_hupots. These are all found in w_indresp.

In Wave 1 and even numbered waves there is a question in the household questionnaire asking if children have outdoor space to play: w_cdelply - this is in w_hhresp.

Another alternative would be to use geographical variables in our Special Licence datasets to link to data from other sources on nearby parks / green spaces, as in this publication:

Details on accessing Special Licence data are here:

Best wishes,


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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