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Lowest floor level

Mnemonic (reference code): LFLHUK

Definition: This variable records information on the lowest floor level of households living accommodation.

Applicability: All household spaces, UK





Basement or semi-basement

Limiting long-term illness

Mnemonic (reference code):​ ILLPUK

Definition: This variable records whether a person perceives that they have a limiting long-term illness, health problem or disability which limits their daily activities or the work they can do, including problems that are due to old age.

Applicability: All people, UK




Living arrangements

Mnemonic (reference code): LARPUK

Definition: This derived variable is created by combining the responses to the question on legal Marital Status (MSTPUK), and the responses to the relationship question. This is an ONS harmonised survey classification.

Applicability: All people in households, UK



Language proficiency, spoken English

Mnemonic (reference code): LANGPRF

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

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


Local Characteristic (LC) Postcode Sector

A LC sector was one of 2 special postcode sectors created for 2011 Census Output.

A postcode sector comprises all the unit postcodes that have the same identifier except for the last two characters. Special postcode sectors are created for census output to ensure sectors conform to a minimum threshold and do not cross Council Area boundaries. LC sectors have a minimum threshold of 20 households and 50 persons, the same minimum threshold as Census Output Areas.


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