Dependent children in household

Mnemonic (reference code): DPCHUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This variable is a count of the dependent children living in a household.

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 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.

Applicability: Household

Classification:

Code

Name

01

No dependent children in household

02

One dependent child in household aged 0 to 4

03

One dependent child in household aged 5 to 7

04

One dependent child in household aged 8 to 9

05

One dependent child in household aged 10 to 11

06

One dependent child in household aged 12 to 15

07

One dependent child in household aged 16 to 18

08

Two dependent children in household; youngest aged 0 to 4

09

Two dependent children in household; youngest aged 5 to 7

10

Two dependent children in household; youngest aged 8 to 9

11

Two dependent children in household; youngest aged 10 to 11

12

Two dependent children in household; youngest aged 12 to 15

13

Two dependent children in household; youngest aged 16 to 18

14

Three or more dependent children in household; youngest aged 0 to 4

15

Three or more dependent children in household; youngest aged 5 to 7

16

Three or more dependent children in household; youngest aged 8 to 9

17

Three or more dependent children in household; youngest aged 10 to 11

18

Three or more dependent children in household; youngest aged 12 to 15

19

Three or more dependent children in household; youngest aged 16 to 18

XX

No code required

Total number of categories: 20

Not applicable category (XX) comprises: Household spaces with no usual residents

Source variables DPCHUK11 is derived from:

AGE (Derived variable)

DCHPUK11 (Derived variable)

GENINFAM (Derived variable)

RESIDENCE_TYPE (Primary variable)

SIZHUK11 (Derived variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

Scotland 2001 comparison:

Table KS21 from 2001 did not include the breakdown of households including at least one person with an activity-limiting long-term illness by the dependency of children in the household.  This detail was required for comparisons with 2011 KS106SC table figures in the statistical bulletin.  The 2001 data are included in the text on pages 26 and 27 of the release 2C bulletin.

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.