This variable describes the relationship of each person residing within the same household.
All persons aged under 15 years are classified as a dependent child under 15.
To be classified as a Dependent Student (15-24) or a Non-Dependent Child the following conditions must apply: must be a biological, step, adopted, or foster child of a couple or lone parent usually resident in the household; AND have no partner or child of his/her own usually resident in the household. Furthermore, if such a person is aged 15-24 years and studying full time they are classified as a Dependent Student otherwise they are classified as a Non-Dependent Child.
Note that Family Reference Persons were previously identified in this classification but now appear in the Family/Household Reference Person Indicator (RPIP) variable.
See also Family Type (FMTF).
Applicable to: Persons present in the household on census night.
Husband, Wife or Partner
11 - Husband, wife in a registered marriage
15 - Partner in de facto marriage, opposite-sex couple
17 - Partner in de facto marriage, male same-sex couple
18 - Partner in de facto marriage, female same-sex couple
21 - Lone parent
Child under 15
31 - Natural, or adopted child under 15
32 - Step-child under 15
33 - Foster child under 15
34 - Otherwise related child under 15
35 - Unrelated child under 15
Dependent student (15-24)
41 - Natural, or adopted dependent student
42 - Student step-child
43 - Student foster child
51 - Natural, or adopted non-dependent child
52 - Non-dependent step-child
53 - Non-dependent foster child
Other related individual
61 - Brother/sister
62 - Father/mother
63 - Grandchild
64 - Grandfather/grandmother
65 - Cousin
66 - Uncle/aunt
67 - Nephew/niece
68 - Other related individual (nec)
71 - Unrelated individual living in family household
72 - Group household member
73 - Lone person
Visitor (from within Australia)
99 - Visitor (from within Australia)
@@ - Not applicable
VV - Overseas visitor
Total number of categories: 30
Not applicable (@@) category comprises:
- Persons in non classifiable households
- Persons in non-private dwellings
- Persons in migratory or off-shore CDs