LS variable metadata
Variable: NRELAT8
Table: NM81
Short description: HCA new relationship code (relationship of head of enumerated's family to first person on census schedule). 1981.

Variable coded as: RELAT8
Table: ME81
Short description: Relationship of head of LS member's family to head of household. 1981.
Full description: For an LS member who is not in a family this field is simply the relationship of the LS member to the head of household.
Coding notes: 01 - 16, SPACES, other See 1981 Census Appendix 5.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Head
2Son or daughter
3Son-in-law or daughter-in-law
4Mother or father
5Mother-in-law or father-in-law
6Brother or sister
7Brother-in-law or sister-in-law
8Grandchild
9Nephew or niece
10Other relative
11Resident domestic servant
12Boarder
13De facto spouse
14Joint Head
15Other unrelated
16Spouse
-9Person in communal establishment
-8Missing

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Questions 2-5, 7 and 8.
Former name of variable: HRELAT8
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
Classification: HOHRELHF81 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) pp. 292-294.
Reference 2: 1981 Census Appendix 5