Term-time address indicator

Mnemonic (reference code): TERMIND

Type: Primary variable

Definition: Indicates whether or not the address given for the household is the person’s term-time address. This question should only be answered by persons describing themselves as full-time students.

Applicability: Person





At the address at the front of this questionnaire


At another address


No code required

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable category (X) comprises: All people who haven’t identified themselves as a full-time student.

Source question:

Image of Scottish question 6 from 2011

Scotland 2011

England & Wales (2011) and Scotland (2001) comparisons:

Image of E & W question 7 and 8 from 2011

England & Wales (2011)

Image of Scottish question 6 from 2001 questionnaire

Scotland 2001

Reason for asking: Asked to ensure full-time students are counted as resident at their term-time addresses. Counting students at their term-time address is important because it helps to provide an accurate measure of the usually resident population. This is the basis used by central and local government for planning.

The information on term-time addresses of full-time students is also used to plan services and allocate resources, for example to analyse the demand for student accommodation (such as halls of residence and household accommodation) which has an impact on the overall demand for housing.


This variable is use to define the populaiton base for all published tables relating to people, generally the usual resident population.