LS variable metadata
Variable: MHUCOM8
Table: ME81
Short description: Combination of minimal household units within household. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-18. See 1981 Census Appendix 22

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
0Communal Establishment
1One-person households (MHU1)
2One parent family with dependent children, no others (MHU2)
3Married couple with no dependent children, no others (MHU3)
4Married couple with dependent children, no others (MHU4)
5No-family households (2 or more MHU1s)
6One parent family with dependent children plus non-dependent children, no others (MHU2 plus 1 or more MHU1s in the same family)
7One-parent family with dependent children plus others (MHU2 plus 1 or more MHU1s not in the family)
8One parent family with dependent children plus non-dependent children plus others (MHU2 plus 1 or more MHU1s in the same family plus 1 or more MHU1s not in the family)
9One-parent family with non-dependent children only, no others (two or more MHU1s in the same family)
10One parent family with non-dependent children and others (two or more MHU1s in the same family plus 1 or more MHU1s not in the family)
11Married couple family with non-dependent children only (MHU3 plus 1 or more MHU1s in the same family)
12Married couple family with no children with others (MHU3 plus 1 or more MHU1s not in the family)
13Married couple family with non-dependent children with others (MHU3 plus 1 or more MHU1s in the family plus 1 or more MHU1s not in the family)
14Married couple family with dependent children plus non-dependent children, no others (MHU4 plus 1 or more MHU1s in the same family)
15Married couple family with dependent children with others (MHU4 plus 1 or more MHU1s not in the family)
16Married couple family with dependent children plus non-dependent children, with others (MHU4 plus 1 or more MHU1s in the same family plus 1 or more MHU1s not in the same family)
17Complex households
18Household with no residents

Notes: Any LS member with TRACIND = 10-13 (i.e. not present at 1981 Census) is arbitrarily coded as 0.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Derived from HOFAMTYB and DJHO
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
Classification: MHU84 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Update article Notes on using the 1991 Census household variables, Issue no. 10, February 1995, pp. 11-14
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 22