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
A couple consists of two people who usually reside together and are legally married, or two people who are living together as partners. Couples can be either opposite-sex, or same sex.
De facto marriage
De facto population
Duration of residence in New Zealand
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.
Highest school qualification
A school qualification is an award for educational attainment which is the result of formally recognised learning gained by people aged 15 years and over. The qualification is awarded by:
· A "secondary school" or "educational institution" as defined by the Education Act.
· Any other organisation providing school qualifications and assessed under the auspices of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
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
The relationships (marital, familial, and non-familial) the respondent has to all the people with whom he or she usually resides.
Living arrangements response categories:
· legal husband or wife
· partner or de facto, girlfriend or boyfriend
· other persons (such as flatmates)
· none of these.
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 children is a count of all children usually resident in the dwelling. It includes both adult and dependent children.
Number of inmates or guest occupants
Number of occupants
Number of rooms/bedrooms
In private dwellings, the occupier/reference person can be any responsible person. Therefore, in private dwellings, the occupier/reference person could be the person (or the partner of the person) who:
· owns the household accommodation, or
· is legally responsible for the rent of the accommodation, or
· has the private accommodation by virtue of his or her employment, or
· has the private accommodation by virtue of some relationship to an owner who is not usually resident, or
· any other responsible person.
In non-private dwellings, the occupier/reference person (for the census) is the owner, manager, or person who is in charge on census night.
In practice, in the 1996 Census, the occupier/reference person is the person who completed the dwelling questionnaire.
Overseas visitor population
The overseas visitor population is defined as those people whose usual residence is overseas, but excludes those people whose usual residence is overseas and who are:
· working in New Zealand
· looking for work in New Zealand
· non-New Zealand diplomats or members of their staff
· members of non-New Zealand armed forces stationed in New Zealand.
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Place of residence refers to the usual place of residence of people irrespective of their place of enumeration on census night.
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
Any dwelling that is unoccupied at all times during the 12 hours following midnight on the night of the census is deemed to be unoccupied. Dwelling questionnaires are not completed for these dwellings. The numbers of such dwellings are compiled under the following categories:
· Residents Away
· Empty Dwelling
· Bach or Holiday Home
· Dwelling Under Construction
Usual residence five years ago
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence