This variable classifies dwellings into basic dwelling types.
The definition of private dwelling includes residences in caravan/residential parks, camping grounds, marinas, manufactured homes estates and retirement villages (self-contained).
Unoccupied dwellings in caravan/residential parks, camping grounds, marinas and manufactured homes estates are not included in the Census. For the 2006 Census unoccupied dwellings in retirement villages (self-contained) are included.
For the 2006 Census the category of '6 Shipping' is identified separately; it was previously included in category '5 Off-shore'.