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 refers to surface area and is expressed in terms of either square kilometres (1 sq km = 0.3861 sq. miles) or hectares (1 hectare = 2.471 acres). Figures quoted in the 1996 Census statistical tables are based on the official surface areas of regions, territorial authorities, statistical areas, and urban areas prevailing at the census date, as calculated by Land Information New Zealand. Unless specifically stated they include any water areas located within territorial authority boundaries.
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
Community boards administer the affairs of communities with populations of not less than 1,500 within rural, urban or metropolitan districts of a territorial authority.
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
Income (total income)
Inlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islands
Job search methods
Job search methods refers to the methods used to look for paid work in the four weeks prior to the census.
· looked at job advertisements in the newspapers
· wrote, phoned or applied in person to an employer
· contacted the Department of Labour’s New Zealand Employment Service to look for a job
· contacted friends or relatives for help in finding a job
· contacted career advisers or vocational guidance officers
· other method(s), for instance: contacted other employment agency, placed an ad about a job, took steps to set up own business.
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
A person’s ability to speak and understand spoken or sign language.
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
A dwelling is defined as occupied if it is:
· occupied at midnight on census night or
· occupied at any time during the 12 hours following midnight on census night unless the occupant(s) completed a questionnaire at another dwelling during this period.
Overseas visitor population
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Population resident in New Zealand
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
Resident population refers to all people counted during a census who usually live in New Zealand excluding people who usually live overseas and New Zealand residents overseas.
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
Year of arrival in New Zealand is the year that a respondent who was born outside New Zealand first arrived in New Zealand as a permanent or long-term resident.
Years lived at usual residence