LS variable metadata
Variable: SEX8
Table: ME81
Short description: Sex. 1981.
Full description: See also SEXD001 on file CORE1.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Male
2Female
-9Sex not discrepant

Notes: This field is available in the core, census ad event files. However, a value for sex is only held in a census or event record if it differs from the value held on the core file for that member. In such cases the sex on the core file is kept unchanged but the core record is flagged by updating SEXD00n, the sex discrepancy field.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census. Question 2.
Former name of variable: SEX
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Sex
Classification:  
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) page 288, page 65.