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Families and Households (Census 96) 1996



Glossary
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    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
    Hide details for DwellingDwelling
    A dwelling is any building or structure, or part thereof, that is used (or intended to be used) for the purpose of human habitation. It can be of a permanent, temporary or even mobile nature and includes structures such as motels, hotels, hospitals, prisons, motor homes, huts, and tents.

    At the highest level, dwellings are classified as private or non-private. A private dwelling accommodates a person or a group of people, but is not available to the public. Included are: houses, flats, and apartments; residences attached to a business or institution; baches, cribs and huts; garages; caravans, cabins and tents; vehicles; vessels; or dwellings of the above types that are under construction.

    All other dwellings are non-private and are available to the public. They may be available for use either generally, or by virtue of occupation or study, special need, or legal requirement. Such dwellings may have facilities (such as a dining room) which are for shared use. These dwellings include: hotels and motels; guest houses and boarding houses; hostels; public and private hospitals; homes for the elderly; educational, welfare, religious and charitable institutions; prisons and penal institutions; defence establishments; work camps, staff quarters and seasonal quarters; motor camps; and other communal dwellings. If this type of accommodation includes units that are designed for the exclusive use (temporarily) of one or more people, the units are considered to be part of the non-private dwelling and not separate non-private dwellings. Private residences that are attached to non-private dwellings are, however, considered to be separate private dwellings.
    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
    Hide details for Familial relationshipFamilial relationship
    A familial relationship is a relationship in which a person is related to another household member by blood, marriage (registered or de facto) or adoption.
    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
    Show details for Income (total income)Income (total income)
    Show details for Labour forceLabour force
    Show details for Labour force statusLabour force status
    Hide details for Living arrangementsLiving arrangements
    The relationships (marital, familial, and non-familial) the respondent has to all the people with whom he or she usually resides.

    Living arrangements response categories:

    · legal husband or wife
    · partner or de facto, girlfriend or boyfriend
    · mother
    · father
    · sons(s)
    · daughter(s)
    · sister(s)
    · brother(s)
    · other persons (such as flatmates)
    · none of these.
    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
    Show details for Registered marriageRegistered marriage
    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
    Hide details for Temporarily absent (household and family statistics)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.

    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
    Show details for VisitorVisitor
    Show details for WidowedWidowed
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