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Families and Households (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.

    Show details for AbsenteeAbsentee
    Show details for Access to a telephoneAccess to a telephone
    Show details for Adult childAdult child
    Show details for AgeAge
    Show details for ChildChild
    Show details for CoupleCouple
    Show details for De facto marriageDe facto marriage
    Show details for Dependent childDependent child
    Show details for DwellingDwelling
    Show details for Economic familyEconomic family
    Hide details for EthnicityEthnicity
    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.
    Show details for Extended familyExtended family
    Show details for Familial relationshipFamilial relationship
    Hide details for Family nucleusFamily nucleus
    A family nucleus consists of two or more people, who are members of the same household, and who comprise either a couple, or at least one parent role/child relationship, or both.

    All people in a household under the age of 18 who are not employed full-time are classified as a child in a family nucleus in that household except when they have a partner or child (or children) of their own in the household or do not usually reside with the members of that household.

    Note: For this definition, the term "family nucleus" is used to clarify the specific type of family group that is being referred to. In the family classifications, the term "family" is used as an abbreviation of "family nucleus".
    Show details for Family typeFamily type
    Show details for HouseholdHousehold
    Show details for Household characteristicsHousehold characteristics
    Show details for Household compositionHousehold composition
    Show details for Income (total income)Income (total income)
    Show details for Labour forceLabour force
    Show details for Labour force statusLabour force status
    Show details for Living arrangementsLiving arrangements
    Show details for Marital statusMarital status
    Show details for Motor vehiclesMotor vehicles
    Hide details for New ZealandNew Zealand
    Geographic New Zealand includes the Kermadec, Campbell and Three Kings Islands and the Ross Dependency, but excludes the Tokelau Islands.
    Show details for Never marriedNever married
    Show details for Non-private dwellingNon-private dwelling
    Show details for Number of childrenNumber of children
    Show details for Number of inmates or guest occupantsNumber of inmates or guest occupants
    Show details for Number of occupantsNumber of occupants
    Show details for OccupationOccupation
    Show details for Parent roleParent role
    Show details for PartnerPartner
    Show details for Permanent private dwellingPermanent private dwelling
    Show details for Population resident in New ZealandPopulation resident in New Zealand
    Show details for Private dwellingPrivate dwelling
    Hide details for Registered marriageRegistered marriage
    A registered marriage is one for which a marriage certificate has been signed legalising the marriage of two people of the opposite sex. People who are "legally married" have signed a marriage certificate that is valid at the time of the survey.

    Show details for Religious affiliationReligious affiliation
    Show details for RemarriedRemarried
    Hide details for Resident populationResident population
    Resident population refers to all people counted during a census who usually live in New Zealand excluding people who usually live overseas and New Zealand residents overseas.
    Show details for Rural areasRural areas
    Show details for Rural centresRural centres
    Show details for Same-sex partnersSame-sex partners
    Show details for Sector of landlordSector of landlord
    Show details for SeparatedSeparated
    Show details for SexSex
    Show details for Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
    Hide details for Temporary private dwellingTemporary private dwelling
    Refers to any private dwelling that is temporary or mobile (such as a tent, caravan, campervan or boat) and occupied on census night.

    In order to provide family statistics on persons living in temporary accommodation, residents of motor camps, caravan parks and camping grounds who resided or intended residing there on a permanent basis - that is, had no other address, planned to live in such accommodation or had lived in such accommodation for three months or more - are enumerated as separate private households. Accordingly the category of "Caravan, cabin or tent in a motor camp" is now included in the "Temporary Private Dwelling" category. Short-term guests and visitors in motor camps continue to be enumerated in the "Non-Private Dwelling" category.
    Show details for Tenure of dwellingTenure of dwelling
    Show details for Total household incomeTotal household income
    Show details for Total populationTotal population
    Show details for Unemployed and seeking workUnemployed and seeking work
    Show details for Urban areasUrban areas
    Show details for VisitorVisitor
    Show details for WidowedWidowed
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