2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
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Contents >> Section One: 1996 Census Classifications >> Social Marital Status - MDCP

2nd Release

This variable identifies a person's relationship status based on their current living arrangements. Where a couple is present in the household the type of relationship is identified. All persons aged 15 and over, who are present in the household on census night and who are not in a couple relationship are identified as 'not married'.

See also Registered Marital Status (MSTP) and Relationship in Household (RLHP).

      Applicable to: Persons aged 15 years and over present in the household on census night.
        1 - Married in a registered marriage
        2 - Married in a de facto marriage
        3 - Not married
        4 - Not applicable
        5 - Overseas visitor
      Total number of categories: 5
      Not applicable (4) category comprises:
      • Persons aged under 15 years
      • Persons in non-classifiable households
      • Persons in non-private dwellings
      • Persons in migratory and off-shore CDs

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