Dependent children in family

Mnemonic (reference code): DPCFAMUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A dependent child is any person aged 0 to 15 in a household (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 who’s in full-time education and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s). It does not include any people aged 16 to 18 who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household.

A family is defined as a group of people who are:

• a married, same-sex civil partnership, or cohabiting couple, with or without child(ren),

• a lone parent with child(ren),

• a married, same-sex civil partnership, or cohabiting couple with grandchild(ren) but with no children present from the intervening generation, or

• a single grandparent with grandchild(ren) but no children present from the intervening generation.

Children in couple families need not belong to both members of the couple.

For single or couple grandparents with grandchildren present, the children of the grandparent(s) may also be present if they are not the parents or grandparents of the youngest generation present.

Applicability: Family

Classification:

Code

Name

01

No dependent children

02

One dependent child aged 0-4

03

One dependent child aged 5-7

04

One dependent child aged 8-9

05

One dependent child aged 10-11

06

One dependent child aged 12-15

07

One dependent child aged 16-18

08

Two dependent children, youngest aged 0-4

09

Two dependent children, youngest aged 5-7

10

Two dependent children, youngest aged 8-9

11

Two dependent children, youngest aged 10-11

12

Two dependent children, youngest aged 12-15

13

Two dependent children, youngest aged 16-18

14

Three or more dependent children, youngest aged 0-4

15

Three or more dependent children, youngest aged 5-7

16

Three or more dependent children, youngest aged 8-9

17

Three or more dependent children, youngest aged 10-11

18

Three or more dependent children, youngest aged 12-15

19

Three or more dependent children, youngest aged 16-18

XX

No code required

Total number of categories: 20

Not applicable category (XX) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term-time, persons not in a family and persons in other related families

Source variables DPCFAMUK11 is derived from:

AGE (Derived variable)

DCHPUK11 (Derived variable)

FAMSER (Derived variable)

FT1 (Derived variable)

GENINFAM (Derived variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

Known quality issues

This variable relies on relationship data, which include some known quality issues.  These are summarised on the Data Quality Issues Page.

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.