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
Area of usual residence refers to the geographical area in which a person usually lives. New Zealand residents temporarily out of the country at the time of the census are excluded from statistics produced on this basis.
Available for work
Census night address
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
De facto marriage
De facto population
Duration of residence in New Zealand
Family type differentiates family nuclei according to the presence or absence of couples, parents and children.
Highest school qualification
Hours of unpaid work outside the home
Hours worked in employment
Hours worked is the total number of hours worked in employment in the week before the census..
The definition of employed used in the census includes all people aged 15 and over in employment for pay, profit or payment in kind, or those people who worked unpaid in a family business. Hours worked exclude unpaid work other than work performed in a family business and unpaid overtime. In the census, hours worked in all jobs are counted, not just the main job.
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
Internal migration 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
The labour force participation rate is the percentage of the population aged 15 years or over who were either employed or unemployed and seeking work, during the week prior to the census.
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
The number of motor vehicles available for use by household members on census night. Included are vehicles which are privately owned, hired, borrowed, leased or supplied by an employer, and vehicles that are temporarily under repair. Business vehicles if available for private use are also included.
Included are cars, station wagons, vans, trucks, utility vehicles, four-wheel drive vehicles and other vehicles used on public roads, but excluded are caravans, motorcycles, scooters, vehicles used only for business and farm vehicles such as tractors.
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 remarried.
Sector of landlord
Sector of landlord is the section of the economy which best describes the owner of the dwelling (as selected by the respondent from the options listed in the question).
To be separated a person must be permanently living apart from his or her legal spouse with or without a legal separation order or agreement. To be permanently living apart, a person must not usually reside with his or her legal husband or wife.
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
Territorial authority areas with a population of 20,000 or more may be divided into wards for local government electoral purposes. Territorial authorities those with a population of fewer than 20,000 may also be so divided.
For both categories of territorial authority the final composition of wards are as determined by the Local Government Commission. The regulations governing the establishment of wards and the factors to be used in their determination are contained in the Local Government Act 1974 and its amendments.
Wards are required to reflect communities of interest and their boundaries to coincide, as far as practicable, with community boundaries.
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