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
Age is the length of time a person has been alive, measured in complete, elapsed years. In the 1996 Census, the day, month and year of birth were required to be stated.
Area of usual residence
Available for work
Census night address
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
A couple consists of two people who usually reside together and are legally married, or two people who are living together as partners. Couples can be either opposite-sex, or same sex.
De facto marriage
De facto population
A dependent child is a child who is aged under 18 years and who is not in full-time employment.
Duration of residence in New Zealand
There are General and Mäori electoral districts constituted in terms of the Electoral Act after each population census.
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
Overseas visitor population
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Population resident in New Zealand
This subject population consists of all enumerated people who usually reside in New Zealand and excludes people who usually reside overseas.
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
A person who is currently legally married and has previously been legally married and subsequently divorced or widowed is said to be remarried.
Sector of landlord
Status in employment
A stepchild is a child of a person’s partner by a previous relationship.
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
Temporary private dwelling
Refers to any private dwelling that is temporary or mobile (such as a tent, caravan, campervan or boat) and occupied on census night.
In order to provide family statistics on persons living in temporary accommodation, residents of motor camps, caravan parks and camping grounds who resided or intended residing there on a permanent basis - that is, had no other address, planned to live in such accommodation or had lived in such accommodation for three months or more - are enumerated as separate private households. Accordingly the category of "Caravan, cabin or tent in a motor camp" is now included in the "Temporary Private Dwelling" category. Short-term guests and visitors in motor camps continue to be enumerated in the "Non-Private Dwelling" category.
Tenure of dwelling
Total fertility rate
Total household income
Unemployed and seeking work
Usual residence five years ago
A widowed person is a person who has not remarried following the death of his or her legal husband or wife.
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.