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Mobility in Germany 2008

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” was carried out in 2001/2002 for the first time. In 2008 the survey "Mobility in Germany" was being performed again in an adapted manner. 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 2008, 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 2008 to December 2008. 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 2008 - Mobility in Charts" is online available http://www.htmldb-hosting.com/pls/htmldb/f?p=MIT08:1. Its usage can be requested on demand (independent from MiD 2002).

Regionaldatei zur MiD2008
Die Regionaldatei zur MiD2008 enthält Angaben zur Siedlungs- und Bevölkerungsdichte, zu Infrastrukturmerkmalen und ökonomischen Kenngrößen sowie Variablen zur Regionstypik und zur Art des Wohnquartiers. Eine Zuspielung der Regionalinformationen zu den übrigen MiD-Datensätzen ist problemlos über die Haushalts-ID möglich. Eine ausführliche Dokumentation der Raummerkmale finden Sie im Dokument: Dokumentation der Raumvariablen BBSR
Die Regionaldatei wird ausschließlich in Verbindung mit bzw. im Nachgang zur Bestellung der Daten zur „Mobilität in Deutschland 2008 - Dateien zur öffentlichen Nutzung (public use file)“ bereitgestellt. Aus datenschutzrechtlichen Gründen wird die Regionaldatei ausschließlich an Forschungseinrichtungen oder Forscher zu wissenschaftlichen Zwecken bereitgestellt.
Zur Bestellung der Regionaldatei füllen Sie bitte den Vertrag aus und senden diesen per Brief oder Fax an das Referat UI34 des BMVI. Nähere Informationen und Kontaktinformationen des BMVI entnehmen Sie bitte dem Vertrag beigefügten Infoblatt zur Nutzungsmöglichkeit der Mikrodaten, siehe Vertrag und Infoblatt - Regionaldatei MiD2008

General information on data set

Title Mobility in Germany 2008 (MiD 2008)
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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 licences, availability of car/ bike/ public transport tickets, vehicle characteristics/ annual milage, mode of transport 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, Vehicle, Trip
Population The population of MiD 2008 is the total resident population of Germany.
Sample size 25.000 households (about 65.000 persons and 190.000 trips)

Access to data set

Collected by
  • Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft GmbH (infas)
  • DLR - Institut für Verkehrsforschung (IVF)
Client
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau- und Stadtentwicklung (BMVBS)
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 > 1 GB

Deposit Information

Depositing User Antje von Schmidt
Date Deposited 01 Mar 2010 14:14
Last Modified 06 Mar 2014 13:13
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Wieviele Haushalte in Deutschland besitzen kein Auto?

Quick Answer

In Deutschland besitzen 18% aller Haushalte kein Auto.

Wieviel Prozent aller Wege werden in Deutschland mit dem Fahrrad zurückgelegt?

Quick Answer

In Deutschland werden 10% aller Wege mit dem Fahrrad zurückgelegt.

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