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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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    There are General and Mäori electoral districts constituted in terms of the Electoral Act after each population census.
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    Show details for Hours of unpaid work outside the homeHours of unpaid work outside the home
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    Hide details for Income (total income)Income (total income)
    Gross income received by people aged 15 years or over from all sources for the financial year ending 31 March 1996.

    Included is income from: wages, salary, commissions, bonuses paid by employer, self-employment, or business(es) you own and work in, interest, dividends, rent, other investments, ACC regular payments, New Zealand Superannuation, pensions, annuities, unemployment benefit, sickness benefit, invalids benefit, student allowance, other government benefits (including training allowances), government income support payments, or war pensions. Excluded are capital gains, gambling winnings and inheritances.
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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    The term "shipping meshblocks" has been replaced by "inlet" and "oceanic" meshblocks.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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    Never married means a person who has never been registered as married.
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    Hide details for OccupationOccupation
    An occupation is a set of jobs which involve the performance of a common set of tasks. It refers to the job, trade, profession or type of work in which a person is employed for financial reward or as an unpaid worker in a family business.

    Occupations are grouped together by a similar skill requirement rather than by the similarity of the type of work performed. The skill requirement of an occupation is measured by the skill level and the skill specialisation of the tasks and duties performed.

    The occupation classification used - the New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (NZSCO-95) - is based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88), modified to suit New Zealand conditions.

    Information for this topic is derived from the question which asks people to state their present occupation and the tasks or duties they spend the most time on. Statistics are available for occupation major groups, sub-major groups, minor groups, unit groups and groups. It is possible to cross-classify data from NZSCO-95 with data from NZSCO-90 and NZSCO-68 and thus obtain comparable data between the 1996 and previous censuses.
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    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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    Hide details for Total fertility rateTotal 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.
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