Dependent child indicator

Mnemonic reference (code): DCHPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A dependent child is any person aged 0 to 15 in a household (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 in full-time education and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s). It does not include any people aged 16 to 18 who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household.

Applicability: Person





Not a dependent child


Dependent child


No code required

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable category (X) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term-time and people living in communal establishments

Source variables DCHPUK11 is derived from:

AGE (Derived variable)

GENINFAM (Derived variable)

RESIDENCE_TYPE (Primary variable)

STUDENT (Primary variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

Known quality issues

This variable relies on relationship data, which include some known quality issues. These are summarised on the Data Quality Issues Page.


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