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Unpaid Work (Census 96)
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
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
Duration of residence in New Zealand
Highest school qualification
Hours of unpaid work outside the home
Hours worked in employment
Income (total income)
Inlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islands
is the movement of population within the national boundaries of a country, resulting from changes of usual residence.
Internal migration relates to people usually resident in New Zealand aged five years or more at the 1996 Census who were not living in the same subject area five years prior to the census. Excluded are persons who did not specify a usual New Zealand address for census night 1996 or five years earlier (1991) and were classified as having "no fixed abode", or had an "overseas" or "not specified New Zealand" address.
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
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
by households is the amount specified by the respondent, as payment to the owner of the dwelling for a stated period, from which the weekly rent paid is calculated.
Sector of landlord
is the biological distinction between males and females.
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
includes activities which are undertaken either:
· performed in the seven days prior to Sunday 3 March 1996 for persons living in the same household as the respondent; or
· performed in the last four weeks prior to census for persons outside of the respondent’s household for which the performance of those activities is not paid.
Usual residence five years ago
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
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