Understanding Society key variables For the analysis of individual response data

These variables are included in the indresp data files in all Waves. Variables that are only available in Waves prior to 2009 are marked with the prefix bw_

Topic domain Variable name Short description
Identifiers pidp unique cross-wave person identifier
  w_hidp within-wave household identfier
  w_pno person number in the household
 
Locality w_country Country in the UK
  w_gor_dv Region in th UK
  w_urban_dv Urban or rural area, derived
 
Demographic characteristics w_age_dv age at time of interview, derived
  ukborn born in UK
  w_sex_dv sex, derived
  w_marstat marital status
  w_jbstat employment status
  racel_dv ethnicity
  w_nchild_dv

number of children in the household. Includes natural children, adopted children and stepchildren, under the age of 16

 
Socio-economic characteristics w_hiqual_dv highest qualification
  w_jbsoc00_cc Standard Socio-economic Classification (SOC 2000) of current job. Condensed three-digit version
  w_jbnssec8_dv current job: Eight Class NS-SEC
  w_jbnssec5_dv current job: Five Class NS-SEC
  w_jbnssec3_dv current job: Three Class NS-SEC
  w_fimnnet_dv own total estimated net monthly income
  w_fimnlabnet_dv own total estimated net monthly income from labour
 
Health w_sf12mcs_dv SF-12: mental health component score, derived
  w_sf12pcs_dv SF-12: physical health component score, derived
  w_health long-standing illness or disability
  w_scghq1_dv subjective wellbeing (GHQ): Likert
  w_scghq2_dv subjective wellbeing (GHQ): Caseness
 
Individual and family background scend_dv school leaving age
  j1soc00_cc Standard Socio-economic Classification (SOC 2000) of first job after leaving full-time education. Condensed three-digit version
  maid mother's ethnic group
  macob mother's country of birth
  maedqf mother's educational qualification when respondent was aged 14
 

masoc90_cc

masoc00_cc

masoc10_cc

Standard Occupational Classification 1990/2000/2010 of mother's job when respondent was aged 14
  paid father's ethnic group
  pacob father's country of birth
  paedqf father's educational qualification when respondent was aged 14
 

pasoc90_cc

pasoc00_cc

pasoc10_cc

Standard Occupational Classification 1990/2000/2010 of father's job when respondent was aged 14
 
Household-level characteristics w_hhsize number of individuals in the household
  w_nkids_dv number of children aged under 16 in the household
  w_hhtype_dv household composition
  w_tenure_dv housing tenure
  w_fihhmnnet1_dv net household monthly income
  w_ieqmoecd_dv household income conversion factor (modified OECD scale)

 

  • Variables without a wave prefix can be merged in from the xwavedat data file using pidp
  • Household-level characteristics variables are from the household data file and can be merged in using w_hidp