Residence type

Mnemonic (reference code): RESIDENCE_TYPE

Type: Primary variable

Definition: This defines the type of residence a person lives in. It categories people as living in households or living in a communal establishment.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Code

Name

P

Private

C

Communal

Total number of categories: 2

Source question: This is a processing generated field and as such doesn’t have a source question. The code is generated from the type of questionnaire that was completed by the individual.

Why the question was asked: This variable was used as a filter to differentiate those people living in a household or in a communal establishment.

England & Wales (2011) comparison and Scotland (2001) comparison:

Image of E & W question A1 from 2011

England and Wales (2011)

In the 2001 Scotland Census the variable was derived from the type of questionnaire completed.

Tables:

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