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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/1996   
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Contents >> Section One: 1996 Census Classifications >> Family/Household Reference Person Indicator - RPIP

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The Family/Household Reference Person Indicator variable identifies the person who is used as the basis for determining the familial and non-familial relationships within a household. It is usually the person who has identified himself/herself as person one on the Household Form. The household reference person in a multiple family household can be identified as the family reference person in the primary family.

WARNING: This variable is to be used with caution as it is not an indication of 'household headship'.

      Applicable to: Persons in family, group, lone person households.
        Reference person in a family household
        1 - Primary family reference person
        2 - Second family reference person
        3 - Third family reference person

        Reference person in a non-family household
        4 - Non-family reference person

        5 - Other person
        @ - Not applicable
        V - Overseas
      Total number of categories: 7
      Not applicable (@) category comprises: Persons in households containing visitors only
      • Persons in non classifiable households
      • Persons in non-private dwellings
      • Persons in migratory and off-shore CDs

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