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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.

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    Area units are aggregations of meshblocks. They are non-administrative areas intermediate between meshblocks and territorial authorities. Area units must either define, or aggregate to urban areas, rural areas, statistical areas, territorial authorities and regional councils.

    The maximum total population of an area unit is approximately 5,000. Each area unit is a single geographic entity with a unique name.
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    Hide details for Foster childFoster child
    A foster child is a person who receives parental care from a person(s) other than the child's natural, step or adopted parent(s) or guardian(s). A foster child can be related to his or her foster parent(s).
    Show details for Highest school qualificationHighest school qualification
    Hide details for Hours of unpaid work outside the homeHours of unpaid work outside the home
    The number of hours identified by the respondents aged 15 years and over for the time spent during the four weeks prior to census day on unpaid work outside the home.
    Show details for Hours worked in employmentHours worked in employment
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    Show details for Income (total income)Income (total income)
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    Hide details for Inlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islandsInlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islands
    People outside territorial authority boundaries are described as either on "extra county islands" or "shipboard". Previously, meshblocks were allocated for specific ports and harbour areas (known as "shipping meshblocks"), but did not permit full coverage of the New Zealand coastline. Such meshblocks did not have defined seaward boundaries.

    With most of the inhabited "extra county islands" being included in territorial authorities and regions (as a result of the 1989 local government re-organisation) and the need to expand the meshblock classification to the 12-mile territorial limit, the concepts of the "shipping" and "island" meshblocks have been modified.

    The term "shipping meshblocks" has been replaced by "inlet" and "oceanic" meshblocks. In general, populated "islands" are assigned to their own meshblocks. These new meshblocks have definite boundaries.
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    Show details for Living arrangementsLiving arrangements
    Hide details for Looked for paid workLooked for paid work
    Looked for paid work includes undertaking some of the following 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 NZ 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.
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    Show details for Means of cooking in a dwellingMeans of cooking in a dwelling
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    Show details for Means of water heating in a dwellingMeans of water heating in a dwelling
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    Show details for Number of inmates or guest occupantsNumber of inmates or guest occupants
    Show details for Number of occupantsNumber of occupants
    Hide details for Number of rooms/bedroomsNumber of rooms/bedrooms
    Number of rooms is the number of living and sleeping areas that the respondent states are contained in a dwelling.

    A room includes living and sleeping areas, such as a bedroom, lounge or living room, dining room, kitchen, games room, rumpus room, family room, study, studio, hobby room, or a conservatory that you can sit in, but excludes service areas, such as a shower, pantry, hall, garage, spa room or walk-in wardrobe.

    A room is considered to be a bedroom if it is furnished as a bedroom even if it has never been used or is not being used at the time of the data collection. A sleepout or caravan adjacent to a private dwelling should be counted as a bedroom if it is used and/or furnished as a bedroom.
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    Hide details for Regional councilsRegional councils
    There are 16 regional councils (Gisborne, Tasman and Marlborough Districts; and Nelson City are all unitary authorities. As such they are districts with the power of regional authorities.) These 16 cover every territorial authority in New Zealand with the exception of the Chatham Islands District.

    Generally, regional councils contain complete territorial authorities. The geographical boundaries of the regions conform as far as practical to the boundaries of one or more water catchments. In determining regions, consideration was also given to regional communities of interest, natural resource management, land use planning, port facilities and environmental matters.
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    Show details for Rent paidRent paid
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    Hide details for SexSex
    Sex is the biological distinction between males and females.
    Hide details for Statistical areasStatistical areas
    Statistical areas are broad geographic regions which do not conform to any legal or administrative boundaries, nor do they have any pre-determined population size. There are 13 statistical areas many of which conform to the old provincial districts. These areas include islands outside regions but part of 'geographic New Zealand'.

    The major importance of statistical areas is in historical comparability of data from these areas.
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    Show details for Unoccupied dwellingUnoccupied dwelling
    Show details for Unpaid workUnpaid work
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    Show details for Weekly rentWeekly rent
    Hide details for WidowedWidowed
    A widowed person is a person who has not remarried following the death of his or her legal husband or wife.
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