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.
An absentee is a person who is temporarily absent from a dwelling at the time of the census and who the occupier/reference person in the dwelling considers to be a usually resident household member.
The category includes children away at boarding school, and people away on business, on holiday, in hospital and so on. Excluded are long-term hospital patients and university and other tertiary students who live away from the dwelling for most of the year.
Required details of absentees include name, sex, age, relationship to occupier/reference person, marital status and location (in New Zealand or overseas).
Access to a telephone
Area of usual residence
Available for work
Census night address
Census night address refers to the physical address where the respondent was on census night.
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
De facto marriage
De facto population
Duration of residence in New Zealand
Fertility is defined as the number of children ever born alive to each female, resident in New Zealand aged 15 years or over, as reported by the respondent. Foetal deaths and stillborn children are excluded, as are stepchildren, adopted children, foster children and wards of state.
Respondents could chose to object to answering this question in the 1996 Census.
Highest school qualification
Hours of unpaid work outside the home
Hours worked in employment
Income (total income)
Industry is the type of activity undertaken by the organisation, enterprise, business or unit of economic activity within which a person is employed. Any individual business can be assigned an appropriate industry category on the basis of its predominant activity, which is its main income-producing activity.
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
Means of cooking in a dwelling
Means of heating dwelling
Means of water heating in a dwelling
Number of children
Number of children is a count of all children usually resident in the dwelling. It includes both adult and dependent children.
Number of inmates or guest occupants
Number of occupants
Number of rooms/bedrooms
Overseas visitor population
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Place of residence refers to the usual place of residence of people irrespective of their place of enumeration on census night.
Population resident in New Zealand
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
Two people of the same sex who are living together as partners.
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
Usual residence five years ago
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence