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Household size

Mnemonic (reference code): SIZHUK

Definition: This derived variable records the number of people resident in each household. Note that, as for all other derived variables, it does not include students and schoolchildren living away from the family home during term-time.

Applicability: All household spaces, UK




Gaelic language skills: proportion of adults in household with any Gaelic language skills

Mnemonic (reference code): PAWGSHS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: Proportion of adults in a household with any Gaelic language skills.  Adults are defined as persons aged 18 and over.

Applicability: Household


0% of adults in the household have any Gaelic language skills

Hours worked

Mnemonic (reference code): HOUPUK

Definition: This question records how many hours people normally work in their main job. The person is asked to answer the question to the nearest whole hour and give the average for the last four weeks.

This variable is used in the derived variable Economic Activity (ECOPUK) to determine whether a person is working part-time (30 hours or less per week) or full-time (31 hours or more per week).

Housing deprivation, household indicator

Mnemonic (reference code): DEPHSHUK

Definition: This derived variable is an indicator of household deprivation. A household is defined as deprived in the housing dimension if it is either overcrowded (actual number of rooms minus rooms 'required' (see ROOMREQ) is –1 or less) OR is in a shared dwelling OR does not have sole use of a bath / shower or toilet OR does not have central heating.

This variable is not available in Northern Ireland because of the risk of confusion with existing deprivation measures.

General health

Mnemonic (reference code): HEAPUK

Definition: This question asks for an assessment of each person's general health over the last year.

Applicability: All people, UK.





Generation in family

Mnemonic (reference code): ​GENINFAM

Definition: This variable is derived during the algorithm that allocates people to families. It classifies people according to their generation within a family.

Applicability: All people in households, UK




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