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
A dwelling is any building or structure, or part thereof, that is used (or intended to be used) for the purpose of human habitation. It can be of a permanent, temporary or even mobile nature and includes structures such as motels, hotels, hospitals, prisons, motor homes, huts, and tents.
At the highest level, dwellings are classified as private or non-private. A private dwelling accommodates a person or a group of people, but is not available to the public. 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.
All other dwellings are non-private and are available to the public. They may be available for use either generally, or by virtue of occupation or study, special need, or legal requirement. Such dwellings may have facilities (such as a dining room) which are for shared use. These dwellings include: hotels and motels; guest houses and boarding houses; hostels; public and private hospitals; homes for the elderly; educational, welfare, religious and charitable institutions; prisons and penal institutions; defence establishments; work camps, staff quarters and seasonal quarters; motor camps; and other communal dwellings. If this type of accommodation includes units that are designed for the exclusive use (temporarily) of one or more people, the units are considered to be part of the non-private dwelling and not separate non-private dwellings. Private residences that are attached to non-private dwellings are, however, considered to be separate private dwellings.
Fertility is defined as the number of children ever born alive to each female, resident in New Zealand aged 15 years or over, as reported by the respondent. Foetal deaths and stillborn children are excluded, as are stepchildren, adopted children, foster children and wards of state.
Respondents could chose to object to answering this question in the 1996 Census.
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
Means of water heating in a dwelling refers to the types of fuel or energy used for 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 rooms/bedrooms
Overseas visitor population
Permanent private dwelling
Place of residence
Population resident in New Zealand
Population usually resident in area
Post school qualifications
Sector of landlord
Status in employment
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
Temporary private dwelling
Tenure of dwelling
Tenure of dwelling refers to the nature of occupancy of occupied private dwellings including whether or not the usual resident(s) make a payment for that occupancy. It does not include the tenure of the land on which the dwelling is situated.
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
A person's usual residence is the address of the dwelling or place where the person considers himself or herself to live except in the specific cases listed below:
· A person from another country who has lived, or intends to live, in New Zealand for 12 months or more is considered to usually reside at his or her address in New Zealand.
· People who board at another residence to attend primary or secondary school, and return to their parents' or guardians' home for the holidays, are considered to usually reside at the address of their parent(s) or guardian(s). Post-secondary students are considered to usually reside at the address where they live while studying.
· People who are in a rest home, hospital, prison or other institution, are considered to usually reside where they consider themselves to live.
· A person whose home is on any ship, boat or vessel permanently located in any harbour is considered to usually reside at the wharf or landing place (or main wharf or landing place) of the harbour.
· People who spend time residing at more than one residence are recorded as usually resident where they consider themselves to live. Children in joint custody are considered to usually reside at the place where they spend most nights, or if they spend equal amounts of time at each residence, they usually reside at the place where they are on census night.
People of no fixed abode are considered to have no usual residence.
Usual residence five years ago
Workplace address is the physical location of a respondent’s place of paid employment.
Workplace address consists of the distinguishing details of the physical location of a workplace for the purposes of the data collection, and can include the name of the building; street number, name and type; suburb or rural locality; and city, town or district.
Year of arrival in New Zealand
Years lived at usual residence