LS variable metadata
Variable: NLSRELT8
Table: NM81
Short description: Relationship of non-LS member to LS member. 1981.
Full description: Describes the relationship of a member of an LS members' household to the LS member.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

1Spouse of LS member (must be same family)
2Child of LS member
3Child-in-law of LS member
4Parent of LS member
5Parent-in-law of LS member
6Brother or sister of LS member
7Brother or sister-in-law of LS member
8Grandchild of LS member
9Nephew or niece of LS member
10Other relative of LS member
11Resident domestic servant
13De facto spouse of LS member
14Joint head of opposite sex to LS member (age 16+) household with only two persons aged 16+
15Joint head with LS member, other
16Other unrelated of opposite sex to LS member aged in a household with only two persons aged 16+
17Other unrelated - others
19Aunt or uncle

Notes: It is sometimes difficult to determine relationships using the information provided. Thus, some LS member households have LS members with more than one father, mother, wife or husband. Users of this variable may wish to remove these LS members from analyses using DURELAT8 stored on the LS members file.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census.
Former name of variable: LSRELAT8 on Model 204 PAABNM81
Derived: Y
Derivation: Derived from (i) relationship of LS Member to first person on Census form and (ii) relationship of Non-LS Member to first person on Census form.
Date range:  
Comparable variables for other individuals: DURELAT8
Comparable variables for other times: LSRELAT7,NLSRELT9,LSRELAT0
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 0
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: 1981 Census Appendix 21