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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.

Central heating type in household

Mnemonic reference code): CENHEATHUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A household’s accommodation is classified as having central heating if it is present in some or all rooms (whether used or not). Central heating is classified by type, as shown in the classification table. Other central heating includes solar, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or other bottled gas.

Applicability: Household


Dwelling number

Mnemonic reference (code): DWELL_NUM

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A household space is the accommodation occupied by an individual household or, if unoccupied, available for an individual household. An unshared dwelling is defined as a self-contained unit of accommodation of one household space.   A self-contained unit of accommodation means that all rooms, including the kitchen, bathroom and toilet are behind a door that only that household can use.

Dependent children in household

Mnemonic (reference code): DPCHUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This variable is a count of the dependent children living in a household.

A dependent child is any person aged 0 to 15 in a household (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 in full-time education and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s). It does not include any people aged 16 to 18 who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household.

Applicability: Household


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