Relationship within household

Definition: This variable is based on the relationship question which asks the first 5 (6 in Northern Ireland) people in the household to provide information on their relationship with all previously numbered members in the household. Persons 6 (Person 7 in Northern Ireland) and over are asked to identify their relationships with Persons 1 and the previous two people only.

During processing the responses to the question are held in a compound field that gives the relationship of that person to all other people in the household. Reciprocal relationships (ie. those that are implied by a given relationship) are also held in this field. For example, person 2 is not asked to provide a relationship to person 3, but the relationship can be determined from the relationship to person 2 provided by person 3. The information is used to derive the family variables but is not directly used in standard output.

Applicability: All people in households, UK

Classification:​

Code

Name

1

Husband or wife

2

Partner

3

Son or daughter

4

Step-child

5

Brother or sister

6

Mother or father

7

Step-mother or step-father

8

Grandchild

9

Grandparent

A

Other related

B

Unrelated

X

Not applicable

Total number of categories: 12

Not applicable category (X) comprises: All relationships that are not asked for, for example relationship of person 8 to person 3.

Output:

This variable is used to derive the family variables in the following tables but is not otherwise used in standard output.

CAS007, CAS010, CAS011, CAS031, CAS044, CAS053, CAS056, CAS057, CAS062

CAST01

S07, S10, S11, S131, S44, S53, S56, S57, S62

KS20

T16, T20, T21, T28

UV46, UV47, UV65, UV66

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.