Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 1, Part B - General Housing Characteristics

Section 1, Part B collects general information about the housing unit including the type of structure, lot size, number and types of rooms, and types of fuels used in the home.

* Ask if not apparent.

Is this house in a public housing project, that is, is it owned by a local housing authority or other local public agency?

Are your housing costs lower because the Federal, State, or local government is paying part of the cost?

* Ask if not apparent.

Are these living quarters presently used as student housing by a college or university?

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* Ask if not apparent by observation.

Which best describes this building?

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* Specify:[enter text] ______________

What is the approximate size of the lot on which this unit is located?

How many ROOMS are there in this unit, including all finished living areas and excluding all bathrooms? [enter value] ______________

How many BEDROOMS are there in this unit? [enter value] ______________
* Count all rooms used mainly for sleeping, even if also used for other purposes.

How many COMPLETE bathrooms are there in this unit? [enter value] ______________
* A complete bathroom has a toilet, a bathtub or shower, and a sink, all with running water.

How many HALF bathrooms are there in this unit? [enter value] ______________
* A half bathroom has at least a toilet or bathtub or shower, but does not have all the facilities of a complete bathroom.

What fuel is used most for - Heating this unit?

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* Specify: [enter text] ______________

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What fuel is used most for - Heating water in this unit?

* Specify: [enter text] ______________

What fuel is used most for - Cooking?

* Specify: [enter text] ______________

Does this unit have any of the following?

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* Enter all that apply, separate with commas

About when was this building originally built? [enter value] ______________
* Do not consider later remodelings.
* Probe for best estimate

End of Section 1B

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Last Modified Date: November 21, 2006

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