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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
    Show details for EthnicityEthnicity
    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
    Show details for Living arrangementsLiving arrangements
    Show details for Marital statusMarital status
    Show details for Motor vehiclesMotor vehicles
    Hide details for New ZealandNew Zealand
    Geographic New Zealand includes the Kermadec, Campbell and Three Kings Islands and the Ross Dependency, but excludes the Tokelau Islands.
    Show details for Never marriedNever married
    Hide details for Non-private dwellingNon-private dwelling
    A non-private dwelling is one in which a number of generally unrelated people (either individuals or families) live. Such dwellings are available to the public and include institutions and group-living quarters. Examples of non-private dwellings are hotels, motels, hospitals, prisons, school hostels, motor camps, boarding houses, ships and trains. Non-private establishments usually have common cooking and dining facilities. Lounge room and dormitories can also be shared by the occupants. Refer definition of 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
    Hide details for PartnerPartner
    A partner is a person to whom another person is legally married or with whom they are living in a defacto relationship.

    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
    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
    Hide details for Total household incomeTotal household income
    This is defined as the total income, including income support, before tax deductions, that members of the household aged 15 years and over receive from all sources for the financial year ending 31 March 1996.

    For the 1996 Census, total household income is shown as "Not Available" where one of the two following conditions exist:

    1. Where there are no persons usually resident in the dwelling aged 15 years and over.
    2. Where there are persons aged 15 years and over temporarily absent from the dwelling and the combined income of persons aged 15 years and over present in the dwelling is less than $70,001.

    Total household income shows as "Not Specified" where any person aged 15 years or over who is usually resident in the dwelling does not specify any income, and the combined income of other persons (aged 15 years and over, usually resident in the dwelling) is less than $70,001.
    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
    Hide details for WidowedWidowed
    A widowed person is a person who has not remarried following the death of his or her legal husband or wife.
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