LS variable metadata
Variable: NCOB8
Table: NM81
Short description: Country of birth . 1981.

Variable coded as: COB8
Table: ME81
Short description: Country of birth of LS member. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1WScotland
2WNorthern Ireland
3AIrish Republic
3BIsle of Man, Channel Islands
3CEngland, United Kingdom part not stated
3DIreland part not stated
3GWales
3WNot stated
4ANorway, Sweden
4BFinland
4DBelgium, Luxembourg
4ENetherlands
4FDenmark, Greenland
4GFrance, Monaco
4HSpain, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands
4JPortugal, Azores, Madeira
4KTurkey
4LItaly, San Marino and Vatican City
4MAustria
4NGerman Demographic Republic
4PSwitzerland, Leichtenstein
4QFederal Republic of Germany and Germany part not stated
4RGreece
4SCzechoslovakia
4TYugoslavia
4UAlbania, Bulgaria
4WOther Europe
4XHungary
4YPoland
4ZRomania
5AGibraltar
5BMalta and Gozo
5CThe Gambia
5DGhana
5ESierra Leone
5FNigeria
5GBotswana, Lesotho, Swaziland
5HZimbabwe
5JKenya
5KMalawi
5LTanzania
5MUganda
5PZambia
5RSeychelles, Mauritius and other New Commonwealth
6ACyprus
6BBangladesh
6CIndia
6DSri Lanka
6EMalaysia, Singapore
6FHong Kong
6GAustralia
6HNew Zealand
6KCanada
6LBelize
6MBarbados
6PJamaica
6QTrinidad and Tobago
6RWest Indian Associated States and other Caribbean Commonwealth
6SWest Indies (so stated)
6TGuyana
7AUSA
7BCentral America (Mainland)
7CCaribbean
7WSouth America
8COther Africa (Foreign)
8DLibya
8FRepublic of South Africa
8JMorocco
8KAlgeria
8LTunisia
8MEgypt
9AIsrael
9EIran
9FOther Middle Eastern Countries
9GBurma, Other Asia (Foreign)
9HPhilippines Vietnam
9JPeoples Republic of China, Taiwan
9KJapan
9LUSSR
9NPakistan
9WRest of world/at sea/in the air

Notes: STATA code to group this variable (45 groups) is available at http://www.celsius.lshtm.ac.uk/derive/cobgrp81.html
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Question 9
Former name of variable: COB
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Ethnic
Classification: COB81 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) pp. 288-290, page 66.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 4