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Age of arrival in the UK

  • Mnemonic reference


  • Applicability


  • Type

    Derived variable


The age of arrival in the UK is derived from the date that a person last arrived to live in the UK and their age. Short visits away from the UK are not counted in determining the date that a person last arrived.

Age of arrival is only applicable to usual residents who were not born in the UK. It does not include usual residents born in the UK who have emigrated and since returned, these are recorded in the category ‘Born in the UK’.


Total number of categories 3

Code Name
000 - 115 0 - 115 years singly
116 Born in the UK
XXX No code required - comprises schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.

Source question or variables

AGE (Derived variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

YRARR_YEAR (Primary variable)