Download the 2005 AHS report. (*.pdf, 4.02 MB)
Download the 2005 National AHS data SAS version (revised 01/18/2011). (*.exe, 16.2 MB)
Download the 2005 National AHS data ASCII version (revised 08/22/2011). (*.zip, 25.1 MB)
Download the Descriptive Statistics of 2005 AHS Variables (revised 01/18/2011).
(*.exe, 466 KB)
Download the 2005 AHS Release Notes (updated 01/09/07). (*.doc, 49 KB)
User Note on New 2005 American Housing Survey Income Questions. (*.pdf, 100 KB)
Download the SAS "file flattener" program for the 2005 AHS dataset (revised 01/31/11). (*.sas, 10 KB)
The file flattener program is a SAS routine that extracts the eight individual SAS files from the transport dataset and produces a single SAS file, with one record per housing unit. Observations on persons, commuting, recent mover groups, and alterations & repair projects are transformed into numbered groups of variables in the housing unit record. While this file structure requires about twice as much disk space as the individual files, some users find it easier to use.
Table Specifications for the 2005 AHS. (*.exe, 153 KB)
The tables specification file is a Microsoft Word document that shows the special coding used by the Census Bureau to produce the tabulations in the printed report. The specifications are written using a SAS-like syntax. Users may find this file useful when trying to match tabulations from the public use file to the printed tabulations. Note, however, that not all report tabulations can be reproduced from the public use file.
AHS 2005 Value Labels File. (*.zip, 36.5 KB, Updated 07/25/06) The value label format library is a package of SAS programs that add descriptive labels to the values of most AHS character variables. Since the format definitions are contained in an ASCII file, users of other statistical packages may find it useful when adding value labels to their own datasets.
AHS 2005 Instrument Documentation (*.exe, 729 KB)
This zip file contains two documents describing the 2005 AHS survey instrument. One document contains the QCODE, the actual computer script that embodies the AHS questionnaire. The other is the "items booklet" prepared as part of the OMB clearence process. It contains the exact wording and response coding of all items in the survey instrument.
Topcodes and bottom codes are used in the AHS public use file (*.xls, 39 KB)
in order to maintain confidentiality. Unusually high (and, in a few cases, low) values in the AHS dataset are replaced with maximum (or minimum) values, called top (or bottom) codes. This MS-Excel spreadsheet documents these values for the affected variables.
SURVEY DOCUMENTATIONPlease download the Codebook for the American Housing Survey; Public Use File: 1997 and later (*.pdf).
Please download the ASCII version of the data dictionary from the AHS codebook.