LS variable metadata
Variable: DFACTSP8
Table: ME81
Short description: De facto spouse indicator. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 0 - 8, SPACE. See 1981 Census Appendix 14

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
0No de facto spouse in hh or de facto spouse present, LS member is not hh head, de facto spouse, child of hh head or child of de facto spouse
1LS member is head of hh and a lone father or LS member is child of male head of hh de facto spouse appears as wife/mother
2LS member is head of hh, male and not in a family de facto spouse appears as wife/mother LS member appears as head of family
3LS member is head of hh and a lone mother or LS member is child of female head of hh de facto spouse appears as head of family
4LS member is head of hh, female and not in a family de facto spouse appears as head of family LS member appears as wife/mother
5LS member is de facto spouse and a lone father or LS member is child of male de facto spouse hh head appears as wife/mother
6LS member is de facto spouse, male and not in a family de facto spouse appears as head of family hh head appears as wife/mother
7LS member is de facto spouse and a lone mother or LS member is child of female de facto spouse hh head appears as head of family
8LS member is de facto spouse, female and not in a family de facto spouse appears as wife/mother hh head appears as head of family
-9LS member is in a communal establishment

Notes: In households containing a 'de facto spouse' of the head of household, in which the LS member is the head or the de facto spouse, or a child of either of these, the variables referring to head of family and wife/mother are filled as if the head and de facto spouse were a married couple. This indicator shows who these variables apply to and their family statuses.
Units of measurement:  
Source:  
Former name of variable: DFACTOSP
Derived: Y
Derivation: 1981 Census. Derived from Question 5
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Marital
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) pp. 292-293, page 65.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 14