Derived variables: country of birth 1971, compatible with 2001

STATA CODE

Name of derived variable: COBGRP71
Variable label: Country of birth 1971: grouped variable, designed to be compatible with COBGROUP (the grouped variable for 2001)
Categories:

1 "England"
2 "Wales"
3 "Scotland"
4 "Northern Ireland"
5 "UK, part not specified" no equivalent in 1971 coding
6 "Republic of Ireland"
7 "Ireland part not specified"
8 "Channel Islands and Isle of Man"
9 "France"
10 "Germany"
11 "Italy"
12 "Netherlands"
13 "Spain"
14 "Other country in European Union" ie Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria
15 "Other countries in Western Europe not in EU" in 1971 this label is 'Other Europe not USSR'; also Gibraltar, Malta, Gozo
16 "Poland"
17 "Other Eastern Europe"
18 "North Africa" no code in 1971
19 "Nigeria"
20 "Other Central and Western Africa" Ghana, Sierra Leone
21 "Kenya"
22 "South Africa"
23 "Zimbabwe"
24 "Other South and Eastern Africa" including 'Other Africa Commonwealth'
25 "Cyprus"
26 "Iran"
27 "Other Middle East" Israel, Palestine
28 "China"
29 "Hong Kong"
30 "Japan" no code in 1971
31 "Malaysia" included in 'Other Far East'
32 "Singapore" included in 'Other Far East'
33 "Other Far East"
34 "Bangladesh" no code in 1971
35 "India"
36 "Pakistan"
37 "Other South Asia" Ceylon
38 "Canada"
39 "Jamaica"
40 "Other Caribbean and West Indies" including 'Other/unspecified in the Americas'
41 "USA"
42 "Other North America" no code in 1971
43 "South America"
44 "Australia"
45 "New Zealand"
46 "Other Oceania" no code in 1971
98 "Not stated" included in 'Other'
99 "Other"

Derived from: POB7 (in ME71)
Study group: All enumerated at the 1971 Census
Other notes:

In the 1971 Census, respondents were asked for the country of birth of each parent as well as their own; however, the coding is much less detailed than that shown above.


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Last modified 5 May 2010