LS variable metadata
Variable: NFANUM9
Table: NM91
Short description: Family number. 1991.

Variable coded as: FANUM9
Table: ME91
Short description: Family number. 1991.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

0No family in household
1First family in household
2Second family in household
3Third family in household
4Fourth family in household
5Fifth family in household
6Sixth family in household
7Seventh family in household
8Eighth family in household
9Ninth family in household

Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census. Questions 3, 4, 5 and 7. Indicates the number of LS member's family within LS member's household. Assigned by the household composition algorithm. Families are numbered sequentially within the household. If no family is identified the family unit for that household has FAMNUM=0 For definitions see 1991 Census Appendix 20
Former name of variable: FANUM
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
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 on Using the LS for intra household analyses, (Judith Wright and Kevin Lynch), Issue no. 12, November 1995, pp. 12-16
Reference 2: 1991 Census Appendix 20
Reference 3: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 303, page 323, pp. 331-332