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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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FMCF

First release
Family Composition

This variable is new for 2006. It replaces the variable Family Type used in previous Censuses. Family Composition classifies families into different types. When classifying families into different types, information about temporarily absent family members is used.
No provision has been made in Family Composition to classify family members outside the family nucleus. For example, in a family which contains a couple and their dependent children, plus a parent of one of the couple, the latter would be recorded as an 'other related individual'. Identification of such persons within a family is done by means of 'Relationship in household' data.
Applicable to: Families in family households
1 COUPLE FAMILY WITH NO CHILDREN
12 Couple family with no children under 15
122 Couple family with no children under 15 and no dependent students
1222 Couple family with no children under 15, no dependent students and no non-dependent children
2 COUPLE FAMILY WITH CHILDREN
21 Couple family with children under 15
211 Couple family with children under 15 and dependent students
2111 Couple family with children under 15, dependent students and non-dependent children
2112 Couple family with children under 15, dependent students and no non-dependent children
212 Couple family with children under 15 and no dependent students
2121 Couple family with children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
2122 Couple family with children under 15, no dependent students and no non-dependent children
22 Couple family with no children under 15
221 Couple family with no children under 15 and with dependent students
2211 Couple family with no children under 15, and with dependent students and non-dependent children
2212 Couple family with no children under 15, and with dependent students and no non-dependent children
222 Couple family with no children under 15 and no dependent students
2221 Couple family with no children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
3 ONE PARENT FAMILY
31 One parent family with children under 15
311 One parent family with children under 15 and dependent students
3111 One parent family with children under 15, dependent students and non-dependent children
3112 One parent family with children under 15, dependent students and no non-dependent children
312 One parent family with children under 15 and no dependent students
3121 One parent family with children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
3122 One parent family with children under 15, no dependent students and no non-dependent children
32 One parent family with no children under 15
321 One parent family with no children under 15 and with dependent students
3211 One parent family with no children under 15, with dependent students and non-dependent children
3212 One parent family with no children under 15, with dependent students and no non-dependent children
322 One parent family with no children under 15 and no dependent students
3221 One parent family with no children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
9 OTHER FAMILY
92 Other family
922 Other family
9222 Other family
@@@@ Not applicable
Total number of categories:
one digit level 4
two digit level 6
three digit level 10
four digit level 17
Not applicable (@@@@) category comprises:
Non-family/Non-classifiable households
Unoccupied private dwellings
Non-private dwellings
Migratory, off-shore and shipping CDs


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