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Classification and coding process

Classification criteria

The criterion used to place a person into the classification is the number of completed years at usual residence as stated by the respondent.

Classification

Years at usual residence is a flat classification in year intervals from 0 to 97 years plus a category for 98 or more years. Excluding residual categories there are 99 categories.

The residual categories are defined in the Glossary.

The full classification is available in Download of classification.

Coding process

Years at usual residence should be collected and processed as complete elapsed years only. A response, which gives parts of years, should be rounded down to the nearest complete elapsed year.

If a person responds that they have lived at their usual residence for four years and 11 months, the 11 months should be excluded from the count and the person regarded as having lived at their usual residence for four years. If a person responds that they have lived at their usual residence for six months, the person should be regarded as having lived at their usual residence for less than a year.

 

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