LS variable metadata
Variable: NFMTYPT9
Table: NM91
Short description: All families in H/H by number and marital status of parents, whether concealed or unconcealed and presence or absence of children, dependent or non-dependent. 1991.

Variable coded as: FAMTYPT9
Table: ME91
Short description: Family type. 1991.
Full description: See also AGYODCF9. Based on usually resident persons in LS member's household. Indicates family type of LS member by marital status of parents, whether concealed or unconcealed and presence or absence of children, dependent or non-dependent. An 'unconcealed' case is one where the LS Member is in the same family as the Head of Household (1st person on form). A 'concealed' case is one where the LS Member is not in the same family as the Head of Household (1st person on form). For definitions see 1991 Census Appendix 20.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Married couple family: unconcealed: With no children
2Married couple family: unconcealed: With dependent child(ren)
3Married couple family: unconcealed: With non-dependent child(ren) only
4Married couple family: concealed: With no children
5Married couple family: concealed: With dependent child(ren)
6Married couple family: concealed: With non-dependent child(ren) only
7Co-habiting couple family unconcealed: With no children
8Co-habiting couple family unconcealed: With dependent child(ren)
9Co-habiting couple family unconcealed: With non-dependent child(ren) only
10Co-habiting couple family concealed: With no children
11Co-habiting couple family concealed: With dependent child(ren)
12Co-habiting couple family concealed: With non-dependent child(ren) only
13Lone parent family unconcealed: With dependent child(ren)
14Lone parent family unconcealed: With non-dependent child(ren) only
15Lone parent family concealed: With dependent child(ren)
16Lone parent family concealed: With non-dependent child(ren) only

Notes: Applies if the LS member is identified as head of family. To extract the variable both the LS member's and non member's files have to be examined. A derivation to output the variable irrespective of whether the LS member is head of family is available as follows: DERIVE FAMTLSM9 outputs FAMT901 (family type of LS member's family).
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census. Derived from Question 3, 4, 5 and 7.
Former name of variable: FAMTYPET
Derived: Y
Derivation: For derivation see 1991 Census Algorithm Appendix 32.
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
Classification: FAMTYP91 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: 1991 Census Algorithm Appendix 32
Reference 2: 1991 Census Appendix 20
Reference 3: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 303, page 323, pp. 331-332.