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Establishment type

Mnemonic (reference code): ​CETCUK

Definition:​ This variable describes the nature of the establishment.

It is based on the responses to the questions below. In addition there is a box for enumerator use only which is ticked for persons sleeping rough.

Applicability: All communal establishments, UK



Ethnic group

Mnemonic (reference code): ETHGRPS, ETHGRPEW, ETHGRPNI, ETHNIC1

Definition: This question records each person's perceived ethnic group and cultural background. Although the questions differ between the different parts of the UK, the same detailed codes are used across the UK to code the write-in responses. In standard output the most detailed classification used is 16 groups (England and Wales), 14 groups (Scotland) and 12 groups (Northern Ireland). The full list of categories will be available for commissioned output.

Family status

Mnemonic reference (code): ​FMSPUK

Definition: This derived variable provides information on the family circumstances of a person.

Applicability: All people, UK





Not in a family: Of pensionable age

Family type

Mnemonic (reference code): FMTFAMUK

Definition: This derived variable classifies families into different types.

Applicability: All families, UK





Lone parent family, Male parent


Education deprivation, household indicator

Mnemonic (reference code): DEPEDHUK

Definition: This derived variable is an indicator of household deprivation. A household is defined as deprived in the education dimension if no person aged 16 to pensionable age has at least level 2 education (group 1 in Scotland) - see Highest level of qualification (HLQPUK) for definition of level 2 and group 1 - and no person aged 16 to 18 is a full-time student.

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK.


Economic activity

Mnemonic (reference code): ECOPUK

Definition: This derived variable is created using information from Questions 18 to 22 on the Census form and the question on Hours Worked (HOUPUK) and Employment Type (EMTPUK). The classification is based on the International Labour Office (ILO) definition of economic activity, and is an ONS harmonised survey classification.


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