Alternative household type

Mnemonic (reference code): AHTHUK

Definition: This derived variable describes households in an alternative way to the classification used in most of the standard tables (see Household Composition HHCHUK).

A household is defined by the type of family in it. A household with more than one family is categorised according to the following priority order:

Married couple family, cohabiting couple family, lone parent family, same sex couple family.

Within a family type, a family with dependent children takes priority.

Note that same-sex couple households will be grouped with cohabiting couple households, (codes 6 and 7).

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

Classification:

Code

Name

0

Married couple household with dependent child(ren)

1

Married couple household with no dependent children

2, 6

Cohabiting couple household with dependent child(ren)

3, 7

Cohabiting couple household with no dependent children

4

Lone parent household with dependent child(ren)

5

Lone parent household with no dependent children

8

One person household

9

Multi person household all student

A

Multi person household other

X

Not applicable

Total number of categories: 10

Not applicable category (X) comprises: All household spaces with no residents

Output:

UV47

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.