LS variable metadata
Variable: GROUPW9
Table: CL91x
Short description: Ward group code [14 groups within which ward clusters (CLUSTW9) belong].
Full description:  
Coding notes: ONS 1996 VALUES:
1) Suburbia
2) Rural Areas
3) Rural Areas with Mixed Economies
4) Industrial and Manufacturing Towns
5) Middling England
6) Prosperous Wards
7) Purpose-built Inner City Estates
8) Established Owner-Occupiers
9) Armed Forces Bases
10) Metropolitan Professionals
11) Deprived City Areas
12) Lower Status Owner-Occupiers
13) Mature Populations
14) Deprived Industrial Areas
Notes: For information on the method of derivation and further details see Wallace M, Charlton J and Denham C (1995) The new OPCS area classifications , Population Trends, no. 79, pp. 15-30 and SMPS No 59 'A socio-economic classification of local and health authorities of Great Britain'.
Units of measurement:  
Source: These classifications are derived from 1991 Census data.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Small-area Area-classification
Classification: CLUST91 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: Y
Data type: Text
Length of field: 2