LS variable metadata
Variable: CLUST717
Table: ME71
Short description: Cluster code of ward. 1971.
Full description: Wards have been allocated into 1 of 36 types of cluster
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1New Towns
2Planned developments smaller town
3Very new council housing
4Modern low cost owner occupier housing
5Not owner occupie housing in areas of growth
6Modern high status housing young families
7Military bases
8Edwardian development
9Older industrial settlements with low stress
10Market town
11Inner areas with low quality older housing
12Poor quality housing in areas of economic decline
13Villages with some non-agricultural employment
14Rural areas with large land holdings
15Rural areas with small land holdings
16Overspill estates
17LA housing in Scotland and North East
18Urban LA etates with good job opportunities
19Mining areas
20Inter-war LA housing
21Inner city council estates
22Areas of LA housing with single people
23Clydeside peripheral estates
24Clydeside inner areas
25Inner London
26Multi-occupied inner London
27Multi-occupied and immigrant areas
28Student areas and high status central London
29High status rooming-house areas
30Modern high status areas
31Mock Tudor areas
32Established high status suburban areas
33Rural established high status areas
34Very high status areas
35Residential retirement
36Seaside and retirement
99Not applicable or missing

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census. Cluster file.
Former name of variable: CLUST711
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Small-area Area-classification
Classification: WRDCW71 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times: CLUSTW9
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) pp. 53-55.
Reference 2: 1971 Census Appendix 26