(Type of) family classified according to characteristics of persons in generation 1 of family
A family is defined as a group of people who are:
- married, same-sex civil partnership or cohabiting couple, with or without child(ren),
- lone parent with child(ren),
- married, same-sex civil partnership or cohabiting couple with grandchild(ren) but with no children present from the intervening generation, or
- single grandparent with grandchild(ren) but no children present from the intervening generation.
Children in couple families need not belong to both members of the couple. For single or couple grandparents with grandchildren present, the children of the grandparent(s) may also be present if they are not the parents or grandparents of the youngest generation present.
This classification of family type is based on the characteristics of persons in generation 1.
Total number of categories 11
|1||Married couple family|
|2||Same-sex civil partner family (male)|
|3||Same-sex civil partner family (female)|
|4||Opposite-sex cohabiting couple family|
|5||Same-sex cohabiting couple family (male)|
|6||Same-sex cohabiting couple family (female)|
|7||A lone parent family (male)|
|8||A lone parent family (female)|
|9||Other related family|
|X||No code required - comprises schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.|
Source question or variables
Household Composition Algorithm