Household composition (alternative)

Mnemonic reference (code): AHCHUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This derived variable describes households in an alternative way to the classification used in most of the standard tables (see Household composition HHCHUK11).

It defines households by the age of the people in them. It does not take into account the relationships between people in households. For the purposes of this classification, an ‘adult’ is defined as any person aged 16 or over and a ‘child’ is defined as any person aged under 16.

Applicability: Household

Classification:

Code

Name

One person household

01

1 adult of pensionable age

02

1 adult of non-pensionable age

03

1 child

Other households

04

No adults

05

1 adult of any age and 1 or more children

06

1 adult of non-pensionable age and 1 of pensionable age and no children or 2 adults of pensionable age and no children

07

2 adults and 1 or 2 children

08

2 adults of non-pensionable age and no children

09

2 adults and 3 or more children

10

3 or more adults and 1 or more children

11

3 or more adults and no children

XX

No code required

Total number of categories: 12

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

Source variables AHCHUK11 is derived from:

AGE (Primary variable)

PENPUK11 (Derived variable)

SIZHUK11 (Derived variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

Tables:

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