Household type (alternative)

Mnemonic (reference code): AHTHUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: Household type classifies households in an alternative way to the household composition classification that is used in most standard census results.

A household is classified by the type of family present, but households with more than one family are categorised in the priority order:

• married couple family,

• same-sex civil partnership couple family,

• cohabiting couple family,

• lone parent family.

Within a family type a family with dependent children takes priority.  This means that in tables that use this classification the alternative definitions of married couple household, same-sex civil partnership couple household, cohabiting couple household and lone parent household are applicable.

Applicability: Household

Classification:

Code

Name

00

Married couple household with dependent child(ren)

01

Married couple household with no dependent children

02

Same-sex civil partner family with dependent child(ren)

03

Same-sex civil partner family with no dependent children

04

Opposite sex cohabiting couple household with dependent child(ren)

05

Opposite sex cohabiting couple household with no dependent children

06

Same sex cohabiting couple household with dependent child(ren)

07

Same sex cohabiting couple household with no dependent children

08

Lone parent household with dependent child(ren)

09

Lone parent household with no dependent children

10

One person household

11

Multi-person household all student

12

Multi-person household other

XX

No code required

Total number of categories: 14

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

Source variables AHTHUK11 is derived from:

TERMIND (Primary variable)

SIZHUK11 (Derived variable)

DPCFAMUK11 (Derived variable)

FT1 (Derived variable)

AGE (Derived variable)

STUDENT (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.