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Appendix C Constraints used in the weighting process

The following is a list of the 60 constraints used to generate household weights for the 2011 NHS. The first 58 are at the WA level only.

Constraints used in the weighting process
Table summary
This table displays the results of Constraints used in the weighting process. The information is grouped by Number (appearing as row headers), Constraint, Level and Description (appearing as column headers).
No. Constraint Level Description
1 TOTPERS WA (Person) Total number of persons
2 TPERGE15 WA (Person) Total number of persons aged 15 and over
3 MALE WA (Person) Males
4 MALEGE15 WA (Person) Males aged 15 and over
5 AGE4 WA (Person) Persons aged 0 to 4
6 AGE9 WA (Person) Persons aged 5 to 9
7 AGE14 WA (Person) Persons aged 10 to 14
8 AGE19 WA (Person) Persons aged 15 to 19
9 AGE24 WA (Person) Persons aged 20 to 24
10 AGE29 WA (Person) Persons aged 25 to 29
11 AGE34 WA (Person) Persons aged 30 to 34
12 AGE39 WA (Person) Persons aged 35 to 39
13 AGE44 WA (Person) Persons aged 40 to 44
14 AGE49 WA (Person) Persons aged 45 to 49
15 AGE54 WA (Person) Persons aged 50 to 54
16 AGE59 WA (Person) Persons aged 55 to 59
17 AGE64 WA (Person) Persons aged 60 to 64
18 AGE74 WA (Person) Persons aged 65 to 74
19 AGE75PL WA (Person) Persons aged 75 and over
20 SINGLE WA (Person) Single (never married)
21 MARRIED WA (Person) Married persons
22 SEPARATED WA (Person) Separated persons
23 DIVORCED WA (Person) Divorced persons
24 WIDOWED WA (Person) Widowed persons
25 COMLAW WA (Person) Persons in a common law relationship
26 COUPLE WA (Person) Persons that are part of a couple (marriage, partnership)
27 CHILD WA (Person) Number of children
28 LONEPAR WA (Person) Lone parents
29 INEFAM WA (Person) Persons in an economic family
30 NOINEFAM WA (Person) Persons in household not part of economic family
31 NOTINFAM WA (Person) Persons in household not part of census family
32 EN_EN_BI WA (Person) MT = English, HL = English, OL = BilingualNote *
33 EN_EN_EN WA (Person) MT = English, HL = English, OL = EnglishNote *
34 FR_EN_BI WA (Person) MT = French, HL = English, OL = BilingualNote *
35 FR_FR_BI WA (Person) MT = French, HL = French, OL = BilingualNote *
36 FR_FR_FR WA (Person) MT = French, HL = French, OL = FrenchNote *
37 LAN_ABOR WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language
38 LAN_AFR WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is an African language
39 LAN_ARAB WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is Arabic
40 LAN_CHIN WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is a Chinese language
41 LAN_GER WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is a Germanic language
42 LAN_INDO WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is an Indian language
43 LAN_IRAN WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is an Iranian language
44 LAN_KOR WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is a Korean language
45 LAN_PILI WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is PilipinoNote **
46 LAN_ROM WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is a Romanic language
47 LAN_SLAV WA (Person) Persons whose mother tongue is a Slavic language
48 CHILDFAM WA (Census Family) Census families with children
49 NOCLDFAM WA (Census Family) Census families without children
50 TOTHHLD WA (Household) Total number of households
51 HHSIZE1 WA (Household) Number of households with 1 person
52 HHSIZE2 WA (Household) Number of households with 2 people
53 HHSIZE3 WA (Household) Number of households with 3 people
54 HHSIZE4 WA (Household) Number of households with 4 people
55 HHSIZE5 WA (Household) Number of households with 5 people
56 HHSIZEG6 WA (Household) Number of households with 6 or more people
57 SNGLDET WA (Household) Number of households in single detached dwellings
58 APTLT5 WA (Household) Number of households in apartments with less than 5 floors
59 HHDACT DA Number of households in each dissemination area of the WA
60 PPDACT DA Number of persons in each dissemination area of the WA
Notes:
Note *

MT is Mother tongue, HL is Home language, and OL is Official language. Bilingual refers to the ability to speak English and French.

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Note **

 Tagalog was not included with the Pilipino constraint.

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