LS variable metadata
Variable: MHUPOS8
Table: ME81
Short description: Position of LS member within minimal household unit. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-12. See 1981 Census Appendix 22

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
0Person in a communal establishment
1Person in MHU Type 1
2Lone mother in MHU Type 2
3Lone father in MHU Type 2
4Dependent child with lone mother in MHU Type 2
5 5Dependent child with lone father in MHU Type 2
6Husband in MHU Type 3
7Wife in MHU Type 3
8Husband in MHU Type 4
9Wife in MHU Type 4
10Dependent child in MHU Type 4
11Visitor in a private household
12Visitor in a communal establishment

Notes: Any LS member with TRACIND = 10-13 (i.e. not present at 1981 Census) is arbitrarily coded as '11' (visitor in private household)
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Derived from MHUTYP8 and LSPERIND
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