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
The term country of birth refers to the country where the respondent was born. The term country is defined to include:
· independent countries recognised by the New Zealand Government;
· overseas dependencies, external territories of independent countries;
· units which are recognised geographic areas.
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
Household composition differentiates households according to the relationships between people in those households.
Income (total income)
Inlets 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The term "shipping meshblocks" has been replaced by "inlet" and "oceanic" meshblocks.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.
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
Never married means a person who has never been registered as married.
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
Overseas visitor population
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Population resident in New Zealand
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
A registered marriage is one for which a marriage certificate has been signed legalising the marriage of two people of the opposite sex. People who are "legally married" have signed a marriage certificate that is valid at the time of the survey.
Sector of landlord
Status in employment
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
Temporary private dwelling
Refers to any private dwelling that is temporary or mobile (such as a tent, caravan, campervan or boat) and occupied on census night.
In order to provide family statistics on persons living in temporary accommodation, residents of motor camps, caravan parks and camping grounds who resided or intended residing there on a permanent basis - that is, had no other address, planned to live in such accommodation or had lived in such accommodation for three months or more - are enumerated as separate private households. Accordingly the category of "Caravan, cabin or tent in a motor camp" is now included in the "Temporary Private Dwelling" category. Short-term guests and visitors in motor camps continue to be enumerated in the "Non-Private Dwelling" category.
Tenure of dwelling
Total fertility rate
The total fertility rate for a particular year indicates the average number of children a woman would expect to have during her lifetime, were she to be exposed to the age specific fertility rates for that year. The total fertility rate is sometimes used as an indicator of family size.
Total household income
Unemployed and seeking work
Usual residence five years ago
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence