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
A child is a person of any age who usually resides with at least one parent (natural, step, adopted, or foster) and who does not usually reside with a partner or child (or children) of his or her own.
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
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
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 occupants refers to the number of people residing in a dwelling on census night.
Number of rooms/bedrooms
In private dwellings, the occupier/reference person can be any responsible person. Therefore, in private dwellings, the occupier/reference person could be the person (or the partner of the person) who:
· owns the household accommodation, or
· is legally responsible for the rent of the accommodation, or
· has the private accommodation by virtue of his or her employment, or
· has the private accommodation by virtue of some relationship to an owner who is not usually resident, or
· any other responsible person.
In non-private dwellings, the occupier/reference person (for the census) is the owner, manager, or person who is in charge on census night.
In practice, in the 1996 Census, the occupier/reference person is the person who completed the dwelling questionnaire.
Overseas visitor population
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
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