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
Available for work
Census night address
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
De facto marriage
De facto population
A dependent child is a child who is aged under 18 years and who is not in full-time employment.
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
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 heating dwelling refers to the types of fuel or energy used to heat a dwelling.
Means of water heating in a dwelling
The meshblock is the smallest geographic area used by Statistics New Zealand in the collection and processing of data. The meshblock is the building block for aggregation into larger areas such as area units, territorial authorities, regional councils, and electoral districts.
Meshblocks vary in both population and area size - from an extensive tract of sparsely populated rural land to a city block. When the New Zealand-wide system of standard meshblocks was established in 1976, meshblocks in urban areas generally contained an average of 150-200 persons while rural meshblocks generally had fewer (100-150 on average). Subsequent division of meshblocks and changes in population patterns have resulted in meshblock population counts having a considerable range.
At the 1996 Census there were 36,808 meshblocks.
Meshblocks can be categorised into: land, island, mainland, water, inland water, inlet, oceanic, and other.
Number of children
Number of inmates or guest occupants
Number of occupants
Number of rooms/bedrooms
Overseas visitor population
A partner is a person to whom another person is legally married or with whom they are living in a defacto relationship.
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Population resident in New Zealand
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
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).
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
The reported usual place of residence of a respondent five completed years prior to the census.
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