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 of usual residence
Available for work
Census night address
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
De facto marriage
De facto population
The de facto population is the population enumerated according to its actual place of residence at a given time. Visitors from overseas, who were in New Zealand on census night, are included in the de facto population. Thus the de facto population is different from the resident population, which refers to people who usually live in New Zealand.
Duration of residence in New Zealand
A dwelling is any building or structure, or part thereof, that is used (or intended to be used) for the purpose of human habitation. It can be of a permanent, temporary or even mobile nature and includes structures such as motels, hotels, hospitals, prisons, motor homes, huts, and tents.
At the highest level, dwellings are classified as private or non-private. A private dwelling accommodates a person or a group of people, but is not available to the public. Included are: houses, flats, and apartments; residences attached to a business or institution; baches, cribs and huts; garages; caravans, cabins and tents; vehicles; vessels; or dwellings of the above types that are under construction.
All other dwellings are non-private and are available to the public. They may be available for use either generally, or by virtue of occupation or study, special need, or legal requirement. Such dwellings may have facilities (such as a dining room) which are for shared use. These dwellings include: hotels and motels; guest houses and boarding houses; hostels; public and private hospitals; homes for the elderly; educational, welfare, religious and charitable institutions; prisons and penal institutions; defence establishments; work camps, staff quarters and seasonal quarters; motor camps; and other communal dwellings. If this type of accommodation includes units that are designed for the exclusive use (temporarily) of one or more people, the units are considered to be part of the non-private dwelling and not separate non-private dwellings. Private residences that are attached to non-private dwellings are, however, considered to be separate private dwellings.
Dwelling address consists of the distinguishing details of the physical location of a dwelling for the purposes of the data collection and can include street number, name, and type; suburb or rural locality; and city, town or district.
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
Looked for paid work
Main means of travel to work
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
Number of rooms is the number of living and sleeping areas that the respondent states are contained in a dwelling.
A room includes living and sleeping areas, such as a bedroom, lounge or living room, dining room, kitchen, games room, rumpus room, family room, study, studio, hobby room, or a conservatory that you can sit in, but excludes service areas, such as a shower, pantry, hall, garage, spa room or walk-in wardrobe.
A room is considered to be a bedroom if it is furnished as a bedroom even if it has never been used or is not being used at the time of the data collection. A sleepout or caravan adjacent to a private dwelling should be counted as a bedroom if it is used and/or furnished as a bedroom.
Overseas visitor population
A partner is a person to whom another person is legally married or with whom they are living in a defacto relationship.
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Population resident in New Zealand
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
Sector of landlord
Status in employment
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
Temporary private dwelling
Tenure of dwelling
There is a total of 74 territorial authorities (including 15 cities and 59 districts). The boundaries of territorial authorities are defined according to "community of interest" considerations (including the relevance of the community components to each other and the ability of the unit to efficiently service its community).
Total fertility rate
Total household income
Unemployed and seeking work
Usual residence five years ago
The reported usual place of residence of a respondent five completed years prior to the census.
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence
Years at usual residence is the length of time in completed years (ignoring temporary absences) that a respondent has lived at their current usual residence.