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
Age is the length of time a person has been alive, measured in complete, elapsed years. In the 1996 Census, the day, month and year of birth were required to be stated.
Area of usual residence
Area of usual residence refers to the geographical area in which a person usually lives. New Zealand residents temporarily out of the country at the time of the census are excluded from statistics produced on this basis.
Available for work
Census night address
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
De facto marriage
De facto population
Duration of residence in New Zealand
Dwelling address consists of the distinguishing details of the physical location of a dwelling for the purposes of the data collection and can include street number, name, and type; suburb or rural locality; and city, town or district.
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).
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 water heating in a dwelling
Number of children
Number of inmates or guest occupants
Number of occupants
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
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.
Sector of landlord
Status in employment
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
Temporary private dwelling
Tenure of dwelling
Total fertility rate
Total household income
This is defined as the total income, including income support, before tax deductions, that members of the household aged 15 years and over receive from all sources for the financial year ending 31 March 1996.
For the 1996 Census, total household income is shown as "Not Available" where one of the two following conditions exist:
1. Where there are no persons usually resident in the dwelling aged 15 years and over.
2. Where there are persons aged 15 years and over temporarily absent from the dwelling and the combined income of persons aged 15 years and over present in the dwelling is less than $70,001.
Total household income shows as "Not Specified" where any person aged 15 years or over who is usually resident in the dwelling does not specify any income, and the combined income of other persons (aged 15 years and over, usually resident in the dwelling) is less than $70,001.
Unemployed and seeking work
Usual residence five years ago
Year 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.
Years lived at usual residence