Students in the 1971 census

The 1971 census was conducted outside academic term time at some institutions, but during term-time at others, so students were found at both their home and term-time addresses.

For students who were at their term time address, the 1971 census form specified that they should put their home address as their usual address. They were defined as visitors and we have the household information for this term time address, as long as it was not a communal establishment (e.g. halls of residence). Back at home, the 1971 census form did record basic information on absent usually resident people, but these data were not included in the LS. Therefore we have no household information for the usual address of these students.

Also, a student living at their term-time address might have regarded it as their usual address. Therefore, they will be usually resident and those in private households will have household information for that address.

1971 students aged over 15 can be identified in the LS by the variable STUJOB7 (see data dictionary for details).