Extra living arrangements

Mnemonic reference (code): ELARPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: The ‘living arrangements’ classification combines responses to the question on marital and civil partnership status with information about whether or not a person is living in a couple. This classification is only applicable to people in households.

‘Living arrangements’ differs from marital and civil partnership status because cohabiting takes priority over other categories. For example, if a person is divorced and cohabiting, then in results for living arrangements they are classified as cohabiting.

Extra living arrangements offers a more detailed breakdown of people living in a couple (who are not married or in a same-sex civil partnership) than the normal ‘living arrangements’ variable (LARPUK11).

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Code

Name

01

Living in a couple: Married (including separated)

02

Living in a couple: Registered same-sex civil partnership (including separated)

03

Living in a couple: Cohabiting (opposite sex)

04

Living in a couple: Cohabiting (same sex)

05

Not living in a couple: Single (never married or never registered a same-sex civil partnership)

06

Not living in a couple: Married

07

Not living in a couple: Registered same-sex civil partnership

08

Not living in a couple: Separated (but still legally married or still legally in a same-sex civil partnership)

09

Not living in a couple: Divorced

10

Not living in a couple: Dissolved

11

Not living in a couple: Widowed

12

Not living in a couple: Survived

XX

No code required

Total number of categories: 13

Not applicable category (XX) comprises: People in communal establishments and  schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term-time.

Source variables ELARPUK11 is derived from:

FT1 (Derived variable)

GENINFAM (Derived variable)

MARSTAT (Primary variable)

RESIDENCE_TYPE (Primary 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.