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
A city is a territorial authority area which has a minimum population of 50,000, is predominately urban in character, is a distinct entity and a major centre of activity within its parent region.
Constituency refers to a division of a region constituted for electoral purposes. Each constituency elects one or more members to the regional council. Constituencies are required to reflect communities of interest, and their boundaries, so far as practicable, coincide with those of territorial authorities or wards. The regulations relating to constituencies are contained in the Local Government Amendment Act (no 2) 1989.
Country of birth
The term country of birth refers to the country where the respondent was born. The term country is defined to include:
· independent countries recognised by the New Zealand Government;
· overseas dependencies, external territories of independent countries;
· units which are recognised geographic areas.
De facto marriage
De facto population
Duration of residence in New Zealand
Highest school qualification
Hours of unpaid work outside the home
Hours worked in employment
Household composition differentiates households according to the relationships between people in those households.
Income (total income)
Inlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islands
Job search methods
Labour force participation rate
Labour force status
Looked for paid work
Looked for paid work includes undertaking some of the following in the four weeks prior to the census:
· looked at job advertisements in the newspapers,
· wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer,
· contacted the Department of Labour’s NZ Employment Service to look for a job,
· contacted friends or relatives for help in finding a job,
· contacted career advisers or vocational guidance officers,
· other method(s), for instance: contacted other employment agency; placed an ad about a job; took steps to set up own business.
Main means of travel to work
Means of cooking in a dwelling
Means of heating dwelling
Means of water heating in a dwelling
Never married means a person who has never been registered as married.
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
The total fertility rate for a particular year indicates the average number of children a woman would expect to have during her lifetime, were she to be exposed to the age specific fertility rates for that year. The total fertility rate is sometimes used as an indicator of family size.
Total household income
Unemployed and seeking work
The department’s non-administrative urban area structure comprises a three-part classification, consisting of main, secondary and minor urban areas which constitute the "urban" population of New Zealand.
"Urban area" boundaries are defined with the objective of enabling users to make statistical comparisons over time without the need for major adjustments caused by changes in territorial authority boundaries. This classification also enables users to distinguish between the statistical characteristics of the "urban" and "rural" areas of New Zealand.
Main Urban Areas
These are very large non-administrative centres which are urban in character and consist of part of a city or parts of cities and/or part of a district or parts of districts. Main urban areas have a minimum population of 30,000.
Minor Urban Areas
These are small to medium-sized non-administrative centres which comprise part of a district, are regarded as urban in character and have populations ranging between 1,000 and 9,999.
Secondary Urban Areas
These areas are large non-administrative centres which comprise parts of a district or districts regarded as urban in character and have a population ranging between 10,000 and 29,999.
Usual residence five years ago
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence