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Ethnicities and genders

: Martin Holmes
Minutes: 90

Some of the earlier censuses have data columns where people of various ethnicities co-habiting with the householder are listed; I’ve modelled these using personGrp elements which have @ethnicity, @gender and @value (for the count) attributes.

For the census row principal, there is a value for Sex in the database, but it’s a mess; it should contain only M or F, but for some reason there are records which contain 0, 9, S, D, and !. Most of these are errors but some may be survivals from the old Access db, so I’ve written to PD to see if he has any insights. I’ll probably end up using the old ISO standard 0,1,2,9 for this, since it covers our needs and there’s no way to learn more.