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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/11/2006  Reissue
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MDCP

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Social Marital Status

This variable records a person's relationship status based on their current living arrangements. Where a couple relationship exists in the household the type of relationship is identified. All persons aged 15 years and over, who are usually resident and 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 usually resident and present in 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 who are visitors (from within Australia)
Persons in non-classifiable households
Persons in non-private dwellings
Persons in migratory, off-shore and shipping CDs

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