LS variable metadata
Variable: AGE8
Table: ME81
Short description: Age. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 000-110 Completed Years
Notes: During the reformat & transfer of the data to the Model 204 database environment the 'AGE8' variable was extended to take account of those aged 99+. In the old VME environment those aged 99 & over were grouped into a single code. The reformat allows single age bands of 99 & over to be indentified. See program specification sheet 2 2 4 for further details.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Derived from date of birth Question 3, and date of Census, April 6th 1981
Former name of variable: AGE
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Age
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 3
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 288, page 38, page 65.