LS variable metadata
Variable: LSFDCAC8
Table: ME81
Short description: Number and age combination of dependent children (age <19) in family. 1981.
Full description:  
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Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1No dependent children aged under 19
2One dependent child ; Aged 0-4
3One dependent child ; Aged 5-9
4One dependent child ; Aged 10-15
5One dependent child ; Aged 16-18
6Two dependent children ; Both aged 0-4
7Two dependent children ; Both aged 5-9
8Two dependent children ; Both aged 10-15
9Two dependent children ; Both aged 16-18
10Two dependent children ; One aged 0-4, one aged 5-9
11Two dependent children ; One aged 0-4, one aged 10-15
12Two dependent children ; One aged 0-4, one aged 16-18
13Two dependent children ; One aged 5-9, one aged 10-15
14Two dependent children ; One aged 5-9, one aged 16-18
15Two dependent children ; One aged 10-15, one aged 16-18
16Three dependent children ; All aged 0-4
17Three dependent children ; All aged 5-9
18Three dependent children ; All aged 10-15
19Three dependent children ; All aged 16-18
20Three dependent children ; One aged 0-4, one aged 5-9, one aged 10-15
21Three dependent children ; One aged 0-4, one aged 5-9, one aged 16-18
22Three dependent children ; One aged 0-4, one aged 10-15, one aged 16-18
23Three dependent children ; One aged 0-4, two aged 5-9
24Three dependent children ; One aged 0-4, two aged 10-15
25Three dependent children ; One aged 0-4, two aged 16-18
26Three dependent children ; Two aged 0-4, one aged 5-9
27Three dependent children ; Two aged 0-4, one aged 10-15
28Three dependent children ; Two aged 0-4, one aged 16-18
29Three dependent children ; One aged 5-9, two aged 16-18
30Three dependent children ; One aged 5-9, one aged 10-15, one aged 16-18
31Three dependent children ; One aged 5-9, two aged 10-15
32Three dependent children ; Two aged 5-9, one aged 10-15
33Three dependent children ; Two aged 5-9, one aged 16-18
34Three dependent children ; Two aged 10-15, one aged 16-18
35Three dependent children ; One aged 10-15, two aged 16-18
36Four or more dependent children ; aged 0-4
37Four or more dependent children ; aged 5-9
38Four or more dependent children ; aged 10-18
39Four or more dependent children ; One or more aged 0-4, one or more aged 5-9, one or more aged 10-15, one or more aged 16-18
40Four or more dependent children ; One or more aged 0-4, one or more aged 5-9, one or more aged 10-15
41Four or more dependent children ; One or more aged 0-4, one or more aged 5-9
42Four or more dependent children ; One or more aged 5-9, one or more aged 10-15, one or more aged 16-18
43Four or more dependent children ; One or more aged 5-9, one or more aged 10-15
44Four or more dependent children ; Other combinations of children's ages
-9Not applicable ie communal establishment, or LS member not in a family

Notes: A dependent child is a child in a family aged under 16 or aged 16-18 and classified from the question on economic activity last week as a student (ECONACT8 = 9)
Units of measurement:  
Source:  
Former name of variable: LSFDCACO
Derived: Y
Derivation: 1981 Census. Derived from Question 2- 5, 7 and 10
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Date range:  
Keyword: Family
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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) pp. 291-294, page 60.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 3