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.
Access to a telephone
De facto marriage
A household consists of either one person who usually resides alone or two or more people who usually reside together and share facilities (such as eating facilities, cooking facilities, bathroom and toilet facilities, a living area).
Household characteristics is a general term referring to the nature of a household including: number of household members, household composition, number and age of children in the household and total household income.
Income (total income)
The labour force consists of people aged 15 years and over who regularly work for one or more hours per week for financial gain, or as an unpaid worker in a family business. Also included are people who are unemployed, actively seeking and available to, work either full-time or part-time.
Labour force status
Marital status is a person's reported status with respect to the marriage laws or customs of the country. There are two types of marital status: legal marital status and social marital status.
Legal marital status is a person's reported status with respect to registered marriage. A person's legal marital status can be legally married for the first time, remarried, separated, divorced, widowed, or never married.
Social marital status is a person's reported status with respect to partnership. A person’s social marital status can be partnered or non-partnered.
Number of children
Number of inmates or guest occupants
Number of occupants
A partner is a person to whom another person is legally married or with whom they are living in a defacto relationship.
Permanent private dwelling
Population resident in New Zealand
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.
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).
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
For the purposes of household and family statistics, a person is temporarily absent from a dwelling if he or she is not there on census night and the occupier/reference person in the dwelling considers that person to be a usually resident household member.
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 household income
Unemployed and seeking work