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Which variables are released under Special License?

Special 'version'

Certain disclosive or sensitive items are only released under Special Licence. These relate to day/month of birth, full SOC codes, full urban-rural classification, rare country of birth/nationality occurrences and uncapped income variables*. For more information on access conditions: Understanding Society Data Access Committee UK Data Service

Geographical lookup tables

geographical lookup tables between household location and a range of geographies are available.

Other datasets under special licence

School identifiers from Wave 1 have also been released under special licence.

When are special licence datasets released?

The special 'version' datasets are released at the same time as the End User Licence datasets. The geographical lookups are usually released a few weeks after the End User Licence release. Release time table


*) Capping of End User Licence income variables

replace ${w}fiyrdia=180000 if ${w}fiyrdia > 180000
replace ${w}fiyrinvinc_dv=180000 if ${w}fiyrinvinc_dv > 180000
replace ${w}j2pay=15000 if ${w}j2pay > 15000
replace ${w}paygu_dv=15000 if ${w}paygu_dv > 15000
replace ${w}paynu_dv=15000 if ${w}paynu_dv > 15000
replace ${w}payg_dv=15000 if ${w}payg_dv > 15000
replace ${w}payu_dv=15000 if ${w}payu_dv > 15000
replace ${w}payn_dv=15000 if ${w}payn_dv > 15000
replace ${w}jsprf=180000 if ${w}jsprf > 180000
replace ${w}jspayu=15000 if ${w}jspayu > 15000
replace ${w}seearngrs_dv=15000 if ${w}seearngrs_dv > 15000
replace ${w}seearnnet_dv=15000 if ${w}seearnnet_dv > 15000
replace ${w}fimnlabgrs_dv=15000 if ${w}fimnlabgrs_dv > 15000
replace ${w}fimngrs_dv=15000 if ${w}fimngrs_dv > 15000
replace ${w}paygl=15000 if ${w}paygl > 15000 & ${w}paygwc==4
replace ${w}paygl=15000 if ${w}paygl > 15000 & ${w}paygwc==5
replace ${w}paygl=180000 if ${w}paygl > 180000 & ${w}paygwc==52
replace ${w}paynl=15000 if ${w}paynl > 15000 & ${w}paynwc==4
replace ${w}paynl=15000 if ${w}paynl > 15000 & ${w}paynwc==5
replace ${w}paynl=180000 if ${w}paynl > 180000 & ${w}paynwc==52
replace ${w}payu=15000 if ${w}payu > 15000 & ${w}payuwc==4
replace ${w}payu=15000 if ${w}payu > 15000 & ${w}payuwc==5
replace ${w}payu=180000 if ${w}payu > 180000 & ${w}payuwc==52
foreach v of varlist ${w}fihhmngrs_dv ${w}hhnetinc1 ${w}dep9ctax ${w}hhnetinc3 {
replace `v'=20000 if `v'>20000 & `v'<.
replace `v'=-20000 if `v'<-20000
}

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