LS variable metadata
Variable: FRPP0
Table: ME01
Short description: Family reference person. 2001.
Full description: This derived variable identifies the person who is the reference person for a family.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

0Not FRP
-5Not applicable (person in communal establishment)
-6Missing (unable to derive due to initial extract only input record)
-9Not applicable (person not in a family ('ungrouped individual'))

Notes: The Family Reference Person (FRP) is taken to be the lone parent in a lone parent family. In a couple family, the FRP is chosen from the two people in the couple on the basis of their economic activity (in the priority order full-time job, part-time job, unemployed, retired, other). If both people have the same economic activity, the FRP is identified as the elder of the two or, if they are the same age, the first member of the couple on the form.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 2001 Census.
Former name of variable: FRPPUK
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2