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Distance travelled to work or study (Scotland)

Mnemonic (reference code): DTWSPS

Definition: This derived variable provides a measure, in kilometres, of a straight line between the postcode of residence and the postcode of the place of the person's main job or course of study.

Applicability: All people who were working or studying the week before the Census with a UK postcode for place of work or study, Scotland.



Cars and vans

Mnemonic (reference code): CAVHUK

Definition: This variable records information on the number of cars or vans owned, or available for use, by one or more members of a household. It includes company cars and vans available for private use.

Write in answers greater than 20 are treated as invalid and a value is imputed.

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK.


Central heating

Mnemonic (reference code): CNHHUK

Definition: This variable records whether the household's accommodation has central heating in some or all rooms (whether used or not). Central heating includes gas, oil, or solid fuel central heating; night storage heaters; warm air heating and underfloor heating.

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK.



Detailed Characteristic (DC) Postcode Sector

A DC sector is one of 2 special postcode sectors created for 2011 Census Output.

In order to release more in-depth census information, DC sectors have been created with a minimum threshold of 400 households and 1,000 persons. Any Local Characteristic (LC) sector that failed to meet the thresholds was merged with its smallest adjacent neighbours(s) within the same council area until the DC sector requirements were satisfied.

Community Health Partnership 2012

Community Health Partnerships (CHPs) were introduced in 2006 as a second tier of health administration in Scotland. CHPs play a key role in improving health and reducing inequalities, working with local communities and other statutory and voluntary sector providers. They report to the Scottish Health Boards

Community Health Partnership Sub Areas are sub-divisions of Community Health Partnerships.

Carers in household with economic activity

Variable name: Carers in household with economic activity

Mnemonic reference (code): CEAHS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A person is a provider of unpaid care if they look after or give help or support to family members, friends or neighbours because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or problems related to old age. This does not include any activities as part of paid employment.

Concealed families

Variable name: Concealed families

Mnemonic reference (code): CONCEALEDS

Type: Derived variable

Definition: In a household with more than one family, a concealed family is one that does not include the Household Reference Person (HRP).

An example of this is shown below:

George and Amy live at the same address as their daughter Emily and her husband and daughter. Because Emily is not a dependent child and has her own family, there are two families in this household.


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