LS variable metadata
Variable: FAMHEDT9
Table: ME91
Short description: Head of family indicator. 1991.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Head of family
2Other family member

Notes: This variable is derived from '10% coded' variables. It should not be used except with extreme caution, as totals will differ from those resulting from 100% coded variables.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census. Derived from 1st person entered on the census form and Question 5 - other persons Based on usually resident persons. The head of family will be the head of household if that person is a member of the family, otherwise it is the first member of the first generation of the family on the census form. For definitions see 1991 Census Appendix 20.
Former name of variable: FAMHEADT
Derived: Y
Derivation: For derivation see 1991 Census Algorithm Appendix 30
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
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) page 331, page 65.
Reference 2: 1991 Census Algorithm Appendix 30
Reference 3: 1991 Census Appendix 20