LS variable metadata
Variable: WRDCDABM
Table: LBSMx
Short description: Ward code of usual residence (forward year).
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1980: Unused 1981: Ward code
Notes: Not available for analysis.
From April 1991 onwards usual residence codes are OGSS codes, not STATS or CENSUS codes (See article on 'LS event data capture', LS Newsletter, No. 14, June 1996, pp. 2-4) This new field was introduced from 1 April 1996 allowing OGSS files to be used to recode 1995 and subsequent year events, to new 1996 and subsequent year boundaries, (ie to allow events to be coded forward one year to areas in place at the time of the annual outputs eg 1996 data to 1997 areas). See article in LS Newsletter no.14, pp.2-4.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Not applicable
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19950101  
Keyword: Geog
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: Y
Data type: Text
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form), p345(record of live birth form), pp24-25, pp95-96 and p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 and pp125-136 (data quality).