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
Duration of residence in New Zealand
Highest school qualification
Hours of unpaid work outside the home
Hours worked in employment
Household characteristics is a general term referring to the nature of a household including: number of household members, household composition, number and age of children in the household and total household income.
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
Marital status is a person's reported status with respect to the marriage laws or customs of the country. There are two types of marital status: legal marital status and social marital status.
Legal marital status is a person's reported status with respect to registered marriage. A person's legal marital status can be legally married for the first time, remarried, separated, divorced, widowed, or never married.
Social marital status is a person's reported status with respect to partnership. A person’s social marital status can be partnered or non-partnered.
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 occupants refers to the number of people residing in a dwelling on census night.
Number of rooms/bedrooms
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
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
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence