Dataset: German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) - Cumulation 1980-2016 (English version)

Variable bstdt10: BOUSTEDT-TYPE OF MUNICIPALITY(10 CATEG.)

Literal Question

Description of variable:
Boustedt - Gemeindetyp - 10 Kategorien

-34 Not included 1980-1984, 1988, 1991 (East), 1992 (East), 1996-2016
1 Up to 1,999
2 2,000 - 4,999
3 5,000 - 19,999
4 20,000 - 49,999
5 50,000 - 99,999 (peripheral area)
6 50,000 - 99,999 (core area)
7 100,000 - 499,999 (peripheral area)
8 100,000 - 499,999 (core area)
9 500,000 and more (peripheral area)
10 500,000 and more (core area)

Note:
Boustedt-Type of Municipality

Political or administrative units are in many cases unsuitable to accurately describe the type of community in which respondents actually live. A case in point are, for example, small suburban communities. Although often politically and administratively independent, they are nevertheless socio-economically tied to the metropolis. ALLBUS therefore provides the 'Boustedt-type of Municipality' (bstdt7, bstdt10) as an additional regional categorization which addresses these ecological factors in regional statistics. While bstdt7 provides a 7-category version, bstdt10 is a 10-category version. The ’Boustedt-type of municipality’ is based, as far as possible, not on political or administrative criteria, but on the actual regional character of the place of residence.


For more information, please compare:


Olaf Boustedt 1975: Grundriß der empirischen Regionalforschung. Band III: Siedlungsstrukturen. Veröffentlichung der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL), Hannover: Schroedel.

Gerd Tönnies 1988: Planungs- und forschungsorientierte Raumgliederungen. Zur Abgrenzung von Agglomerationsräumen (Stadtregionen), in: Raumforschung und Raumordnung Heft 1-2: 11-24.

Values Categories
1 UP TO 1999 INH.
 
2 2000-4999 INH.
 
3 5000-19999 INH.
 
4 20000-49999 INH.
 
5 PERIPHERY;<100000
 
6 CORE;<100000
 
7 PERIPHERY;<500000
 
8 CORE;<500000
 
9 PERIPHERY;>499999
 
10 CORE;>499999
 
-34 NOT INCLUDED

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 13510
Missing cases 51174
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 10.0
This variable is numeric

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