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
Age is the length of time a person has been alive, measured in complete, elapsed years. In the 1996 Census, the day, month and year of birth were required to be stated.
A couple consists of two people who usually reside together and are legally married, or two people who are living together as partners. Couples can be either opposite-sex, or same sex.
De facto marriage
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
Number of children
Number of children is a count of all children usually resident in the dwelling. It includes both adult and dependent children.
Number of inmates or guest occupants
Number of occupants
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
Sex is the biological distinction between males and females.
Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)
Temporary private dwelling
Tenure of dwelling
Total household income
Unemployed and seeking work