LS variable metadata
Variable: HAMEN8
Table: ME81
Short description: Household amenities indicator. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

1Sole use of both amenities
2shared use of one or both amenities, neither lacked
3At least one amenity lacking
-9No 1981 Census details available

Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Derived using BATH8 and WCIN8. HAMEN8 set to 1 if the values of BATH8 and WCIN8 are both = 1 (sole use of amenity by household). Otherwise, HAMEN8 = 2 if the value of either amenity is 2 (shared use of amenity) but neither has a value 3 (household has no access to amenity on premises). Otherwise, HAMEN8 = 3 if the value for either amenity is 3.
Date range:  
Keyword: Household
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 282, page 38, page 60.