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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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    Show details for Access to a telephoneAccess to a telephone
    Show details for Adult childAdult child
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    Show details for AreaArea
    Show details for Area of usual residenceArea of usual residence
    Show details for Area unitArea unit
    Show details for Available for workAvailable for work
    Show details for Census night addressCensus night address
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    Show details for Cigarette smoking behaviourCigarette smoking behaviour
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    Show details for Country of birthCountry of birth
    Show details for CoupleCouple
    Show details for De facto marriageDe facto marriage
    Show details for De facto populationDe facto population
    Show details for Dependent childDependent child
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    Show details for Duration of residence in New ZealandDuration of residence in New Zealand
    Show details for DwellingDwelling
    Show details for Dwelling addressDwelling address
    Hide details for Dwelling statusDwelling status
    Dwelling status refers to the occupancy status of a dwelling on census night; occupied or unoccupied.
    Show details for Economic familyEconomic family
    Show details for Electoral boundariesElectoral boundaries
    Show details for Electoral districtsElectoral districts
    Hide details for EthnicityEthnicity
    Ethnicity is the ethnic group(s) that people identify with or feel they belong to. Thus, ethnicity is self-perceived and people can belong to more than one ethnic group.

    An ethnic group is defined as a social group whose members:

    · share a sense of common origins,
    · claim a common and distinctive history and destiny,
    · possess one or more dimensions of collective cultural individuality, and
    · feel a sense of unique collective solidarity.
    Show details for Extended familyExtended family
    Show details for Familial relationshipFamilial relationship
    Show details for Family nucleusFamily nucleus
    Show details for Family typeFamily type
    Show details for FertilityFertility
    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
    Show details for Hours of unpaid work outside the homeHours of unpaid work outside the home
    Show details for Hours worked in employmentHours worked in employment
    Show details for HouseholdHousehold
    Show details for Household characteristicsHousehold characteristics
    Show details for Household compositionHousehold composition
    Show details for Income (total income)Income (total income)
    Show details for IndustryIndustry
    Show details for Inlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islandsInlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islands
    Show details for Internal migrationInternal migration
    Show details for IwiIwi
    Show details for Job search methodsJob search methods
    Show details for Labour forceLabour force
    Show details for Labour force participation rateLabour force participation rate
    Show details for Labour force statusLabour force status
    Show details for LanguageLanguage
    Show details for Living arrangementsLiving arrangements
    Show details for Looked for paid workLooked for paid work
    Show details for Main means of travel to workMain means of travel to work
    Show details for Mäori descentMäori descent
    Show details for Marital statusMarital status
    Show details for Means of cooking in a dwellingMeans of cooking in a dwelling
    Show details for Means of heating dwellingMeans of heating dwelling
    Show details for Means of water heating in a dwellingMeans of water heating in a dwelling
    Hide details for MeshblocksMeshblocks
    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.
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    Show details for New ZealandNew Zealand
    Hide details for Never marriedNever married
    Never married means a person who has never been registered as married.
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    Show details for Number of childrenNumber of children
    Show details for Number of inmates or guest occupantsNumber of inmates or guest occupants
    Show details for Number of occupantsNumber of occupants
    Show details for Number of rooms/bedroomsNumber of rooms/bedrooms
    Show details for OccupationOccupation
    Show details for Occupied dwellingOccupied dwelling
    Show details for Occupier/reference personOccupier/reference person
    Show details for Overseas visitor populationOverseas visitor population
    Show details for Parent roleParent role
    Show details for PartnerPartner
    Show details for Permanent private dwellingPermanent private dwelling
    Show details for Place of residencePlace of residence
    Show details for Population resident in New ZealandPopulation resident in New Zealand
    Show details for Population usually resident in areaPopulation usually resident in area
    Show details for Post school qualificationsPost school qualifications
    Show details for Private dwellingPrivate dwelling
    Show details for Regional councilsRegional councils
    Show details for Registered marriageRegistered marriage
    Hide details for Religious affiliationReligious affiliation
    Religious affiliation refers to the self-identified association of an individual with a religion or denomination. There is a statutory right for a respondent to object to providing this information if desired.
    Show details for RemarriedRemarried
    Show details for Rent paidRent paid
    Show details for Resident populationResident population
    Show details for Rural areasRural areas
    Show details for Rural centresRural centres
    Show details for Same-sex partnersSame-sex partners
    Show details for Sector of landlordSector of landlord
    Show details for SeparatedSeparated
    Show details for SexSex
    Show details for Statistical areasStatistical areas
    Hide details for Status in employmentStatus in employment
    The status in employment variable collects information on the relationship between workers, their jobs and the economic entities to which they provide their labour.
    Show details for StepchildStepchild
    Show details for Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
    Show details for Temporary private dwellingTemporary private dwelling
    Show details for Tenure of dwellingTenure of dwelling
    Show details for Territorial authorityTerritorial authority
    Show details for Total fertility rateTotal fertility rate
    Show details for Total household incomeTotal household income
    Show details for Total populationTotal population
    Show details for Unemployed and seeking workUnemployed and seeking work
    Show details for Unoccupied dwellingUnoccupied dwelling
    Show details for Unpaid workUnpaid work
    Show details for Urban areasUrban areas
    Show details for Usual residenceUsual residence
    Show details for Usual residence five years agoUsual residence five years ago
    Show details for VisitorVisitor
    Hide details for WardsWards
    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.
    Show details for Weekly rentWeekly rent
    Show details for WidowedWidowed
    Show details for Workplace addressWorkplace address
    Hide details for Year of arrival in New ZealandYear 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.
    Hide details for Years lived at usual residenceYears lived at usual residence
    Years at usual residence is the length of time in completed years (ignoring temporary absences) that a respondent has lived at their current usual residence.

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