Unpaid Work (Census 96) 1996
A full list of the definitions and terms used in the 1996 Census of Population and Dwellings is contained in the report An Introduction to the Census of Population and Dwellings. Refer to Statistics New Zealand for a complete list of concepts, definitions and classifications.
Access to a telephone
Area refers to surface area and is expressed in terms of either square kilometres (1 sq km = 0.3861 sq. miles) or hectares (1 hectare = 2.471 acres). Figures quoted in the 1996 Census statistical tables are based on the official surface areas of regions, territorial authorities, statistical areas, and urban areas prevailing at the census date, as calculated by Land Information New Zealand. Unless specifically stated they include any water areas located within territorial authority boundaries.
Area of usual residence
Available for work
Census night address
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
De facto marriage
De facto population
Duration of residence in New Zealand
A foster child is a person who receives parental care from a person(s) other than the child's natural, step or adopted parent(s) or guardian(s). A foster child can be related to his or her foster parent(s).
Highest school qualification
Hours of unpaid work outside the home
Hours worked in employment
Income (total income)
Inlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islands
Job search methods
Labour force participation rate
Labour force status
Labour force status is the position of all people aged 15 and over in relation to the labour market.
Looked for paid work
Main means of travel to work
A person is said to have New Zealand Mäori descent if they consider they have Mäori ancestors, no matter how distant.
Means of cooking in a dwelling
Means of heating dwelling
Means of water heating in a dwelling
Number of children
Number of inmates or guest occupants
Number of occupants
Number of rooms/bedrooms
Overseas visitor population
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Population resident in New Zealand
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
Religious affiliation refers to the self-identified association of an individual with a religion or denomination. There is a statutory right for a respondent to object to providing this information if desired.
Sector of landlord
Status in employment
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
Temporary private dwelling
Tenure of dwelling
Total fertility rate
Total household income
Unemployed and seeking work
A person's usual residence is the address of the dwelling or place where the person considers himself or herself to live except in the specific cases listed below:
· A person from another country who has lived, or intends to live, in New Zealand for 12 months or more is considered to usually reside at his or her address in New Zealand.
· People who board at another residence to attend primary or secondary school, and return to their parents' or guardians' home for the holidays, are considered to usually reside at the address of their parent(s) or guardian(s). Post-secondary students are considered to usually reside at the address where they live while studying.
· People who are in a rest home, hospital, prison or other institution, are considered to usually reside where they consider themselves to live.
· A person whose home is on any ship, boat or vessel permanently located in any harbour is considered to usually reside at the wharf or landing place (or main wharf or landing place) of the harbour.
· People who spend time residing at more than one residence are recorded as usually resident where they consider themselves to live. Children in joint custody are considered to usually reside at the place where they spend most nights, or if they spend equal amounts of time at each residence, they usually reside at the place where they are on census night.
People of no fixed abode are considered to have no usual residence.
Usual residence five years ago
A visitor to a dwelling is a person who is present in a dwelling on census night but who does not usually reside in that dwelling.
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence