Family status

Mnemonic (reference code): FMSPS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A family is defined as a group of people who are:

• married, same-sex civil partnership, or cohabiting couple, with or without child(ren),

• lone parent with child(ren),

• married, same-sex civil partnership, or cohabiting couple with grandchild(ren) but with no children present from the intervening generation, or

Extra living arrangements

Mnemonic reference (code): ELARPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: The ‘living arrangements’ classification combines responses to the question on marital and civil partnership status with information about whether or not a person is living in a couple. This classification is only applicable to people in households.

Ethnic group

Mnemonic (reference code): ETHNICID_S

Type: Primary variable

Definition: Ethnic group classifies people according to their own perceived ethnic group and cultural background.

Applicability: Person

Economic activity

Mnemonic reference (code): ECOPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: Economic activity relates to whether or not a person aged 16 and over was working or looking for work in the week before census. Rather than a simple indicator of whether or not someone was currently in employment, it provides a measure of whether or not a person was an active participant in the labour market.

Dwelling number

Mnemonic reference (code): DWELL_NUM

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A household space is the accommodation occupied by an individual household or, if unoccupied, available for an individual household. An unshared dwelling is defined as a self-contained unit of accommodation of one household space.   A self-contained unit of accommodation means that all rooms, including the kitchen, bathroom and toilet are behind a door that only that household can use.

Dependent children in household

Mnemonic (reference code): DPCHUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This variable is a count of the dependent children living in a household.

A dependent child is any person aged 0 to 15 in a household (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 in full-time education and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s). It does not include any people aged 16 to 18 who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household.

Applicability: Household

Dependent children in family

Mnemonic (reference code): DPCFAMUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A dependent child is any person aged 0 to 15 in a household (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 who’s in full-time education and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s). It does not include any people aged 16 to 18 who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household.

A family is defined as a group of people who are:

Dependent child indicator

Mnemonic reference (code): DCHPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A dependent child is any person aged 0 to 15 in a household (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 in full-time education and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s). It does not include any people aged 16 to 18 who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

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