LS variable metadata
Variable: HECONA8
Table: ME81
Short description: Economic activity of husband/de facto spouse. 1981.

Variable coded as: ECONACT8
Table: ME81
Short description: Economic activity last week of LS member. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1In a job full-time
2In a job part-time
3Waiting to take up a job
4Seeking a job
5Temporarily sick
6Permanently sick or disabled
7Housewife
8Wholly retired
9At school/student
10Other inactive
-9Not applicable or no 1981 Census record

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Question 10
Former name of variable: ECONACT
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
Classification: ECONPOS81 
Comparable variables for other individuals: NECONAC8
Comparable variables for other times: ECONP7,ECONPO9,ECONPO89,ECOP0
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) pp. 294-295, page 39, page 61.