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English language proficiency, spoken

Mnemonic (reference code): LANGPRF

Note: This variable is also listed under the titles 'Proficiency in spoken English' and 'Language proficiency, spoken English'

Type: Primary variable

Definition: LANGPRF refers to how proficient people are in spoken English. People are asked to self-assess how well they can speak English and choose from the options 'Very well', 'Well', 'Not well' and 'Not at all'.

Applicability: Person

Family status

Mnemonic (reference code): FMSPS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: 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

Extra living arrangements

Mnemonic reference (code): ELARPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: 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.

Ethnic group

Mnemonic (reference code): ETHNICID_S

Type: Primary variable

Definition: Ethnic group classifies people according to their own perceived ethnic group and cultural background.

Applicability: Person

Economic activity

Mnemonic reference (code): ECOPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: Economic activity relates to whether or not a person aged 16 and over was working or looking for work in the week before census. Rather than a simple indicator of whether or not someone was currently in employment, it provides a measure of whether or not a person was an active participant in the labour market.


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