Extra living arrangements
The ‘living arrangements’ classification combines responses to the question on marital and civil partnership status with information about whether or not a person is living in a couple. This classification is only applicable to people in households.
‘Living arrangements’ differs from marital and civil partnership status because cohabiting takes priority over other categories. For example, if a person is divorced and cohabiting, then in results for living arrangements they are classified as cohabiting.
Extra living arrangements offers a more detailed breakdown of people living in a couple (who are not married or in a same-sex civil partnership) than the normal ‘living arrangements’ variable (LARPUK11).
Total number of categories 13
|Living in a couple: Married (including separated)
|Living in a couple: Registered same-sex civil partnership (including separated)
|Living in a couple: Cohabiting (opposite sex)
|Living in a couple: Cohabiting (same sex)
|Not living in a couple: Single (never married or never registered a same-sex civil partnership)
|Not living in a couple: Married
|Not living in a couple: Registered same-sex civil partnership
|Not living in a couple: Separated (but still legally married or still legally in a same-sex civil partnership)
|Not living in a couple: Divorced
|Not living in a couple: Dissolved
|Not living in a couple: Widowed
|Not living in a couple: Survived
|No code required - comprises people in communal establishments and schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term-time.
Source question or variables
FT1 (Derived variable)
GENINFAM (Derived variable)
MARSTAT (Primary variable)
RESIDENCE_TYPE (Primary variable)
TERMIND (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.