Age of arrival in the UK

Mnemonic (reference code): AGEARRPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: The age of arrival in the UK is derived from the date that a person last arrived to live in the UK and their age. Short visits away from the UK are not counted in determining the date that a person last arrived.

Age of arrival is only applicable to usual residents who were not born in the UK. It does not include usual residents born in the UK who have emigrated and since returned, these are recorded in the category ‘Born in the UK’.

Applicability: Person




000 - 015

0 -115 years singly


Born in the UK


No code required

Total number of categories: 118

Not applicable category (XXX) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.

Source variables AGEARRPUK11 is derived from:

AGE (Derived variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

YRARR_YEAR (Primary variable)


To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.