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


Literal Question

Description of variable:
Size of municipality

-34 Not included 1991 (West), not included for reasons of data protection
1 Up to 1,999 residents
2 2,000 - 4,999 residents
3 5,000 - 19,999 residents
4 20,000 - 49,999 residents
5 50,000 - 99,999 residents
6 100,000 - 499,999 residents
7 500,000 residents and more

Derivation of data:
Cases deemed sensitive for reasons of data protection were recoded to -34 ‘Not included’.

Political Size of Municipality

Size of Municipality categorizes the respondents' places of residence according to their number of inhabitants. For reasons of data protection uncategorized data of this kind cannot be published. The categorization of respondents’ places of residence is based on information about the places’ size as political/administrative units. Because political or administrative units are in many cases unsuitable to accurately describe the type of community in which respondents actually live, ALLBUS also provides more sophisticated geographical classifications (compare bstdt07, bstdt10, gs05, bik).

Values Categories
1 UP TO 1999 INHAB.
2 2000-4999 INH.
3 5000 -19999 INH.
4 20000-49999 INH.
5 50000-99999 INH.
6 100000-499999 INH.
7 500000 AND MORE

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 63110
Missing cases 1574
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 7.0
This variable is numeric


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