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Mobility in Germany 2002

The Continuous Survey on Travel Behaviour (KONTIV) was carried out in the former West Germany in 1976, 1982 and 1989 by the Ministry of Transport. A new travel survey entitled “Mobility in Germany” is being carried out in 2001/2002. The main task of the study is to compile representative and reliable information on the social demography of individuals and households and on their daily travel behaviour (e.g. trips made according to purpose and means of transportation used) for an entire year. Once it has been weighted and expanded, the information will serve as a framework for and supplement to other travel surveys, such as traffic surveys in individual cities (e.g. the System for Representative Travel Surveys – SrV), cross-sectional censuses of traffic loads and the mobility panel. In the framework of MiD 2002, about 25,000 households with 100,000 household members of all age groups were interviewed about their everyday transport behaviour in a nationwide survey (old and new federal states). Separate sample expansions for several federal states comprise about 24,000 households additionally. The selection of the nationwide sample is based on a two-stage, layered drawing from the registration of address offices; the population covers the total resident population of Germany. Distributed over one year, randomly selected households were interviewed about their transport behaviour on a specified test day (travel journal). Additionally they were asked for transport relevant information about the household and its members. Characteristics of the households and the single household members (like household size, income, vehicles, availability of phone/ mobile phone/ computer/ internet, living area, sociodemographic data, school and occupation, driving licences, availability of car/ bike/ public transport tickets, vehicle characteristics/ annual milage, mode of transport usage, mobility handicap, public transport accessibility) were recorded. For the trips on the test day, characteristics like starting point, purpose/ destination/ activity, used modes of transportation, covered distance, required time, destination address and the number of travel companions were surveyed. The interviews were predominantely conducted by phone (CATI, Computer Aided Telephone Interview), partly in written form (PAPI, Paper And Pencil Interview). The survey spanned 12 months, from January 2002 to December 2002. The main task of the survey was to gain representative and reliable information on the socio-demography of persons and households and their everyday transport for a whole year. It serves, weighted and projected, as a framework and addition to other transportation surveys. Besides of the data, the analysis tool "MiT 2002 - Mobility in Charts" is available and can be provided on demand (independent from MiD 2002).

General information on data set

Title Mobility in Germany 2002 (MiD 2002)
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Data Classification

Temporal and spatial information

Investigation and data collection methodology

Data set variables household size, income, vehicles, availability of phone/ mobile phone/ computer/ internet, living area, sociodemographic data, school and occupation, driving licence, availability of car/ bike/ public transport tickets, vehicle characteristics/ annual milage, modal split usage, mobility handicap, public transport accessibility, starting point and destination of trips, purpose of trip, required time, number of travel companions
Investigation design Cross Section
Frequency of data collection irregularly
Data collection method Survey
Data collection tool Questionnaire, Interview, Counting
Analysis unit Person, Household, Trip
Population The population of MiD 2002 is the total resident population of Germany.
Sample size 25.000 households (about 100.000 persons)

Access to data set

Collected by
  • Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft GmbH (infas)
  • Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)
Client
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau- und Wohnungswesen (BMVBW)
Contact for data set
General comments and addenda to data set Due to the high realised sample volume, the measurement error for the overall German results is low; also in comparison to other surveys. The relative standard error for results of the population, e.g. possession of driving licence, is under 2% of the particular measured value. With another division of the sample, e.g. in federal states, the statistically expected range of variation increases but stays clearly under 10% of the measured value in most cases.
Data format(s) SPSS
Size of data set 100 MB < 1 GB

Deposit Information

Depositing User Antje von Schmidt
Date Deposited 28 Nov 2005 14:14
Last Modified 24 Oct 2012 07:49
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PDF Datensatzbeschreibung Deutsch not specified Download (438Kb)
PDF Haushaltsfragebogen Deutsch not specified Download (69Kb)
PDF Personenfragebogen Deutsch not specified Download (118Kb)
PDF Kinderfragebogen Deutsch not specified Download (63Kb)
PDF CATI-Wegedatenblatt Erwachsene Deutsch not specified Download (23Kb)
PDF CATI-Wegedatenblatt Kinder Deutsch not specified Download (18Kb)
PDF Projektbericht Deutsch not specified Download (6Mb)
ZIP Projektbericht Deutsch not specified Download (1954Kb)
PDF Tabellenband Basisstichprobe Deutsch not specified Download (1516Kb)
PDF Ergebnisbericht (April 2004) Deutsch not specified Download (3436Kb)
ZIP Schlussbericht zum Forschungsprojekt FE-Nr. 70.0755/2004 "Auswertung der Erhebung Mobilität in Deutschland (MiD) in Bezug auf Wochen- und Jahresgang" Deutsch not specified Download (1247Kb)
ZIP Schlussbericht zum Forschungsprojekt FE-Nr. 70.0722/2003 "Wechselwirkungen im Mobilitätsverhalten der Haushaltsmitglieder" Deutsch not specified Download (613Kb)
ZIP Schlussbericht zum BMVBW-Forschungsprojekt FE-Nr. 70.0689/2002 "Kleinräumige Wirtschaftsverkehrsmodelle" Deutsch not specified Download (33Mb)
PDF MiT 2002 - Mobilität in Tabellen (Anleitung für das Auswertungs-Tool) Deutsch not specified Download (250Kb)
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