LS variable metadata
Variable: LSRELAT7
Table: NM71
Short description: Relationship of non-LS member to LS member. 1971.
Full description:  
Coding notes: Codes 1-7 were only assigned to people in the family of the LS Member. It follows from this that: (i) if the LS Member was ever-married, his or her parents cannot be identified using LSRELAT, and (ii) ever-married children or siblings of the LS Member cannot identified as such.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Husband
2Wife
3Father
4Mother
5Sibling
6Dependent child
7Non-dependent child
8Unrelated to LS member, not in LS member family. See code notes.

Notes: A known error affecting codes 5 (Sibling), 6 (Dependent child) and 7 (Non-dependent child) was amended prior to the data transfer to the Model 204 environment. Total counts relating to these codes show subsequent adjustment. See algorithm & documentation relating to 1991 Census-LS Link for futher information.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived from 1971 Census Questions B3, B4, B5 and B6.
Former name of variable: LSRELAT
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
Classification: LSRELN71 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times: NLSRELT8,NLSRELT9,LSRELAT0
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 250 for definition of a family.