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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.

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    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
    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
    Show details for Family nucleusFamily nucleus
    Show details for Family typeFamily type
    Show details for HouseholdHousehold
    Show details for Household characteristicsHousehold characteristics
    Show details for Household compositionHousehold composition
    Hide details for Income (total income)Income (total income)
    Gross income received by people aged 15 years or over from all sources for the financial year ending 31 March 1996.

    Included is income from: wages, salary, commissions, bonuses paid by employer, self-employment, or business(es) you own and work in, interest, dividends, rent, other investments, ACC regular payments, New Zealand Superannuation, pensions, annuities, unemployment benefit, sickness benefit, invalids benefit, student allowance, other government benefits (including training allowances), government income support payments, or war pensions. Excluded are capital gains, gambling winnings and inheritances.
    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
    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
    Hide details for SexSex
    Sex is the biological distinction between males and females.
    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
    Hide details for Total populationTotal population
    The basis of total population statistics is the de facto "population present" at the place of enumeration on census night. Members of the New Zealand armed forces serving overseas at the census date are excluded, as well as New Zealand residents who are temporarily out of the country on census night. Visitors from overseas in New Zealand on census night are included in the census count.
    Show details for Unemployed and seeking workUnemployed and seeking work
    Hide details for Urban areasUrban areas
    The department’s non-administrative urban area structure comprises a three-part classification, consisting of main, secondary and minor urban areas which constitute the "urban" population of New Zealand.

    "Urban area" boundaries are defined with the objective of enabling users to make statistical comparisons over time without the need for major adjustments caused by changes in territorial authority boundaries. This classification also enables users to distinguish between the statistical characteristics of the "urban" and "rural" areas of New Zealand.

    Main Urban Areas

    These are very large non-administrative centres which are urban in character and consist of part of a city or parts of cities and/or part of a district or parts of districts. Main urban areas have a minimum population of 30,000.

    Minor Urban Areas

    These are small to medium-sized non-administrative centres which comprise part of a district, are regarded as urban in character and have populations ranging between 1,000 and 9,999.

    Secondary Urban Areas

    These areas are large non-administrative centres which comprise parts of a district or districts regarded as urban in character and have a population ranging between 10,000 and 29,999.
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    Show details for WidowedWidowed
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