LS variable metadata
Variable: OCCNORM9
Table: ME91
Short description: Occupancy norm. 1991.
Full description: Evaluates the rooms available to LS member's usually-resident household with an assessment of the rooms required by the usual residents in the household* (Scotland only)
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1-4 (households with 4 or more rooms below the ideal)
2-3 (households with 3 rooms below the ideal)
3-2 (households with 2 rooms below the ideal)
4-1 (households with 1 room below the ideal)
50 (households where rooms available equal the ideal)
6+1 (households with 1 room in excess of the ideal)
7+2 (households with 2 rooms in excess of the ideal)
8+3 (households with 3 rooms in excess of the ideal)
9+4 (households with 4 or more rooms in excess of the ideal)

Notes: The room requirement is calculated for each household from population resident in a De jure household as follows:- 1 A one-person household is assumed to require only one room 2 When there are two or more residents it is assumed that they require a minimum of one public room plus one bedroom for: -each married couple (2 people opposite sex, both married) -any other person aged 21 or over -each pair aged 10-20 of the same sex -each pair formed of a child aged 10-20 remaining with a child aged under 10 of the same sex -each pair of children under 10 remaining -each child unable to form a pair The population from which the above is derived is the De jure population
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1991 Census Questions 2,3,4,7 and H1
Former name of variable: OCCNORM
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Household
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2