Family reference person

Mnemonic reference (code): FRPPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition:

A Family Reference Person (FRP) identifies the person who is the reference person for a family in statistics relating to families in households. He/she is identified by criteria based on the family make up.

In a lone parent family it is taken to be the lone parent.

Concealed families

Variable name: Concealed families

Mnemonic reference (code): CONCEALEDS

Type: Derived variable

Definition: In a household with more than one family, a concealed family is one that does not include the Household Reference Person (HRP).

An example of this is shown below:

George and Amy live at the same address as their daughter Emily and her husband and daughter. Because Emily is not a dependent child and has her own family, there are two families in this household.

Census 2011: Detailed characteristics on Population and Households in Scotland - Release 3D

The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website (http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk) present further details on population and households (Release 3D), from national to local level.

Key points - Release 3D

Marital and civil partnership status by sex by age

Family type

Mnemonic reference (code): FMTFAMUK11

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

• single grandparent with grandchild(ren) but no children present from the intervening generation.

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