LS variable metadata
Variable: COB9
Table: ME91
Short description: Country of birth of LS member. 1991.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1991 Census Appendix 16 shows codes for this variable.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
601England
602Scotland
603Wales
604Northern Ireland
605Irish Republic
606Channel Islands
607Isle of Man
608United Kingdom (part not stated)
609Ireland (part not stated)
610Australia
611Canada
612New Zealand
613Kenya
614Malawi
615Tanzania
616Uganda
617Zambia
618Zimbabwe
619Botswana, Lesotho & Swaziland
620Gambia
621Ghana
622Nigeria
623Sierra Leone
624Barbados
625Jamaica
626Trinidad & Tobago
627Other Independent Caribbean States
628Caribbean Dependent Territories
629West Indies
630Belize
631Guyana
632Bangladesh
633India
634Pakistan
635Sri Lanka
636Hong Kong
637Malaysia
638Singapore
639Cyprus
640Gibraltar
641Malta & Gozo
642Maurituis
643Seychelles
644New Commonwealth Remainder
645Belgium
646Denmark & Greenland
647France & Monaco
648Italy, San Marino and Vatican City
649Luxembourg
650Netherlands
651Federal Republic of Germany
652Germany (part not stated)
653Greece
654Portugal, Azores and Madeira
655Spain
656Albania
657Austria
658Bulgaria
659Czechoslovakia
660Finland
661German Democratic Republic
662Hungary
663Norway
664Poland
665Romania
666Sweden
667Switzerland and Liechtenstein
668Turkey
669USSR
670Yugoslavia
671Europe Remainder
672Algeria
673Egypt
674Libya
675Morocco
676Tunisia
677South Africa, Republic of
678Africa Remainder
679United States of America
680Caribbean
681Central America
682Brazil
683Colombia
684South America Remainder
685Iran
686Iraq
687Israel
688Jordan
689Lebanon
690Saudi Arabia
691Syria
692Middle East Remainder
693China, People's Republic of
694Japan
695Myanmar, Union of (Burma)
696Philippines
697Taiwan
698Thailand
699Vietnam
700Asia Remainder
701Rest of the World
702Elsewhere (no further details)
-9 Not applicable or missing

Notes: 1991 Census Appendix 6 gives the conversion of census to vital statistics country codes. See COBVS9 for country of birth using the vital statistics coding.

STATA code to group this variable (47 groups) is available at http://www.celsius.lshtm.ac.uk/derive/cobgrp91.html
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census. Question 10. The question was unchanged from the 1981 Census.
Former name of variable: COB
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Ethnic
Classification: COBC91 
Comparable variables for other individuals: COBVS9
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 326, page 45, page 66.
Reference 2: 1991 Census Appendix 6
Reference 3: 1991 Census Appendix 16