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Cross-tabulation (1)

First we will want to create a table comparing the two principal variables, household type in 1991 and 2001. These have been derived for this table from variables including HHFMTYT9, FMTFAM0, MHUCOM9, MHUCOM0 and FANUM9 in the Data Dictionary. See the Household and Families Module for definitions of households and families.

Household type 2001 by 1991, residents in private households aged 65 or over in 1991
 
Household type 1991
 
One person
Couple only
Couple plus other(s)
Lone parent plus other(s)*
Other
Total
Household type 2001            
One person
8984
5820
349
298
649
16100
Couple only
156
11091
952
8
144
12351
Couple plus other(s)
126
277
659
24
197
1283
Lone parent plus other(s)*
94
97
418
735
104
1448
Other
160
177
103
32
698
1170
Communal establishment
1454
894
62
88
247
2745
Total
10974
18356
2543
1185
2039
35097
  *others including offspring    
Data extracted from the LS in December 2005.

We see from the title that each unit in this table represents one person who was aged 65 or over in 1991, and was also living in a private household at that time. The table shows what type of household they lived in in 1991 (headings across the top) and what type in 2001 (headings down the side). For example, 8984 people lived alone in 1991 and were still living alone in 2001.

The table shows that the most common change (5820 people) was from living with a spouse to living alone, and the next most common (1454 people) was from living alone to a communal establishment.