Derived variables: communal establishments


Most people enumerated in the 2001 Census, as for previous Censuses, lived in private households. For those resident not in a private household but in a communal establishment there were special Census forms: one (brief) form about the establishment itself, to be completed by the person in charge, and one form to be completed by each usual resident. This latter form included a question:

What is your position in this establishment? Staff or owner
Relative of staff or owner
Other (for example resident, patient, student)

It is thought that this question was incorrectly answered in many cases and analysts studying residents in communal establishments may wish to take this into account.

Applied to cases from:
2001 Census Correction to 'staff' misclassified as residents in communal establishments

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Last modified 16 April 2010