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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
    Hide details for Dependent childDependent child
    A dependent child is a child who is aged under 18 years and who is not in full-time employment.
    Show details for DwellingDwelling
    Hide details for Economic familyEconomic family
    An economic family is a person who is financially independent or a group of people who usually reside together and are financially interdependent according to current social norms.
    Show details for EthnicityEthnicity
    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
    Show details for New ZealandNew Zealand
    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
    Hide details for Parent roleParent role
    A parent role is the role of a person who usually resides with his or her natural, step, adopted, or foster child (or children). A parent role can also be the role of people who provide care for household members under the age of 18 who are not employed full-time and do not have a partner or child (or children) of their own in the household. A guardian is regarded as a person who is in a parent 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
    Show details for Resident populationResident population
    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)
    Show details for Temporary private dwellingTemporary private dwelling
    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
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    Show details for WidowedWidowed
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