Variable Group : Age

Variable Groups are used to group together closely related variables. Under the DDI each system of categories is defined as a separate variable, so for example a variable categorising ages into five year bands running up to '95 and over' is a separate variable from one giving ages to '100 and up'. However, we group these into a single Variable Group covering ages.

Identifier:
VG_AGE
Name:
Age
Type:
Variable Group (VG)
Text:
Many different categorisations of age have been used in statistical reporting over the years. Five-year ('quninquennial') bands appear in many categorisations, but they still differ in the threshold used for the catch-all top band: some reports lump together everyone over 65 while many 19th century censuses distinguished between those aged 95-99 and those over 100.

Variable Group " Age " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_POP Population



Variable Group " Age " contains:


Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_AGE_105UP Age in five-year bands to age 105
V_AGE_100UP Age in five-year bands to age 100
V_AGE_100UP_X Age in five year bands to age 100 (extra details for ages 10-20)
V_AGE_95UP Age in five-year bands to age 95
V_AGE_90UP Age in five-year bands to age 90
V_AGE_90UP_10YRS Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 90
V_AGE_85UP Age in five-year bands to age 85
V_AGE_85UP_U1 Age in 5-year bands to age 85, under 1s separate
V_AGE_85UP_DS1 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 85
V_AGE_85UP_10YRS Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 85
V_AGE_75UP_DS2 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
V_AGE_65UP_10YRS Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 65
V_AGE_OCC1911 1911 Occupation Tables Age Groups
V_AGE_OCC1911_S 1911 Occupation Tables Age Groups
V_AGE_1841_2WAY Age: Over or under 20
V_AGE_U5 Age in single years between birth and 5
V_AGE_U5_3BANDS Age between birth and 5 in three bands
V_AGE_GROUP Age in three broad bands
V_AGE_FERTILE Ages grouped by fertility
V_OCC_PAR1831_TOT 1831 Occupational Categories Total