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
Area units are aggregations of meshblocks. They are non-administrative areas intermediate between meshblocks and territorial authorities. Area units must either define, or aggregate to urban areas, rural areas, statistical areas, territorial authorities and regional councils.
The maximum total population of an area unit is approximately 5,000. Each area unit is a single geographic entity with a unique name.
Available for work
Census night address
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Country of birth
De facto marriage
De facto population
The de facto population is the population enumerated according to its actual place of residence at a given time. Visitors from overseas, who were in New Zealand on census night, are included in the de facto population. Thus the de facto population is different from the resident population, which refers to people who usually live in New Zealand.
Duration of residence in New Zealand
Highest school qualification
Hours of unpaid work outside the home
Hours worked in employment
Hours worked is the total number of hours worked in employment in the week before the census..
The definition of employed used in the census includes all people aged 15 and over in employment for pay, profit or payment in kind, or those people who worked unpaid in a family business. Hours worked exclude unpaid work other than work performed in a family business and unpaid overtime. In the census, hours worked in all jobs are counted, not just the main job.
Income (total income)
Inlets and harbours, oceanic waters and islands
Job search methods
Labour force participation rate
Labour force status
Labour force status is the position of all people aged 15 and over in relation to the labour market.
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
Population usually resident in area refers to the population that usually resides in a given subject area. The basis of this population is the population resident in the area on census night, plus residents enumerated elsewhere in New Zealand on census night whose usual residence is in the subject area. Temporary residents who usually reside elsewhere in New Zealand, New Zealand residents temporarily overseas, and people in New Zealand on census night but who usually reside overseas, are excluded.
A person must have resided, or planned to reside in an area for three months or more to be counted as a usual resident. The exceptions are primary and secondary school pupils who board away from home but who return home at the end of each term. They are required to state their usual home address.
Post school qualifications
A private dwelling is any building or structure that is used (or intended to be used) for the purpose of human habitation, but is not available to the public, A private dwelling (either permanent or temporary) accommodates a person or a group of persons. Included are: houses, flats, and apartments; residences attached to a business or institution; baches, cribs and huts; garages; caravans, cabins and tents; vehicles; vessels; or dwellings of the above types that are under construction. Refer definition of Dwelling.
Sector of landlord
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
Usual residence five years ago
A widowed person is a person who has not remarried following the death of his or her legal husband or wife.
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence