LS variable metadata
Variable: SPINDIC8
Table: ME81
Short description: Indicator for presence of partner in household. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

0No partner present
1Partner presnt
-9Not applicable (visitor or enumerated in communal establishment)

Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Derived by checking whether any usually resident members of the household are spouses (LSRELAT8 = 1) or de facto spouses (LSRELAT8 = 13) of the LS member.
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
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 293.