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Means of travel to place of work or study (Scotland)

Mnemonic (reference code): MTWSPS

Definition: This variable records how persons usually travel to their main place of work or study (including school). The question asks the person to tick one box only, which describes for the longest part, by distance, of their usual journey. It is not asked of people who have answered 'not currently working or studying' or 'work or study mainly at or from home' to the travel address question.

National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SeC)

Mnemonic (reference code): NSSPUK

Definition: The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SeC) provides an indication of socio-economic position, based on occupation. It is an Office for National Statistics standard classification.

Applicability: All people aged 16 and over, UK


People aged 75 and over are not asked the economic activity questions. They are coded to L17 (code 40).

Number of rooms, household

Mnemonic (reference code): NORHUK

Definition: This variable records the number of rooms in a household space. Bathrooms, toilets, halls or landings, or rooms that can only be used for storage are not counted. All other rooms, for example, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, utility rooms and studies are counted. If two rooms have been converted into one, they are counted as one room. Rooms shared between a number of households, e.g. a shared bathroom or kitchen, are not counted.

Migrant indicator

Mnemonic (reference code): MIGPUK

Definition: A migrant is a person with a different address one year before the Census to that on Census Day. The migrant status for children aged under one in households is determined by the migrant status of their 'next of kin' (defined as in order of preference, mother, father, siblng (with nearest age), other related person, Household Reference Person).

Applicability: All people, UK



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