Recreating logistic regression model in SPSS

#1
Hello everyone :)

I would like to ask for advice regarding recreating a logistic regression model (please see the picture attached). I am working with household level data (English Housing Survey) and on the top of the already present household-level variables, I would like to construct area-level variables (such as regional unemployment rate % or barriers to housing [based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation indicator]). So my problem is that I am not sure how to construct this variable, percentage/index is technically a number but as it is going to be the same number (a kind of 'category'?) for each region then should it not be a categorical variable?

I would really appreciate help, I've been struggling with this for a while :)

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obh

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#2
I would like to construct area-level variables (such as regional unemployment rate % or barriers to housing [based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation indicator]). So my problem is that I am not sure how to construct this variable, percentage/index is technically a number but as it is going to be the same number (a kind of 'category'?) for each region then should it not be a categorical variable?
That fact that several items have the same value doesn't make a continuous variable to categorical variable.

ps independently, how many regions do you have?
 
#3
That fact that several items have the same value doesn't make a continuous variable to categorical variable.

ps independently, how many regions do you have?
So these are the cases I'm working on. I know that regional rather than local authority level (and may not show me any statistically significant results) is not ideal but unfortunately I do not have permission to access local authority level data.
What I'm basically trying to do is to show how structural issues (e.g. barriers to housing) influence the likelihood of homelessness.

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obh

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So 7.7 is the unemployment rate in the North East?

If so, you can add the unemployment rate as a continuous variable in the logistic regression.