LS variable metadata
Variable: POB7
Table: ME71
Short description: Country of birth. 1971.
Full description:  
Coding notes: This 4-digit field consists of '99' followed by a two-digit country of birth code.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
991WScotland
992WNorthern Ireland
993AIrish Republic
993BJersey Guernsey & adjacent islands IOM
993CUK (place not stated); England
993DIreland (place not stated)
993GWales
993WRest of world, At sea, Not stated
994DBelgium Luxembourg
994ENetherlands
994GFrance
994HSpain
994LItaly
994MAustria
994QGermany East and West
994WOther Europe excluding USSR
994XHungary
994YPoland
995AGibraltar
995BMalta Gozo
995DGhana
995ESierra Leone
995FNigeria
995HRhodesia
995JKenya
995KMalawi
995LTanzania
995MUganda
995PZambia
995WOther Africa Commonwealth
996ACyprus
996CIndia
996DCeylon
996EMalaysia; Singapore; Other Asia/Oceania (Commonwealth)
996FHong Kong
996GAustralia
996HNew Zealand
996KCanada
996MBarbados
996PJamaica
996QTrinidad and Tobago
996SOther and unspecified Commonwealth countries in the Americas
996TGuyana
997AUSA
997WLatin America
998FSouth Africa
999AIsrael and Palestine
999CTurkey
999EIran
999GBurma
999JChina
999LUSSR
999NPakistan (includes Bangladesh)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census. Question B9.
Former name of variable: POB
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Ethnic
Classification: COB71 
Comparable variables for other individuals: NPOB7
Comparable variables for other times: COB8,COB9,COBP0
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 4
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) pp. 246-248
Reference 2: 1971 Census Appendix 2