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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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Contents >> Glossary >> Household Income (HIND)

Household Income (HIND)


This variable is the sum of the Individual Incomes (INCP) of each resident present in the household on Census Night. If any resident aged 15 years and over is temporarily absent, or does not state their income, then Household Income (HIND) is not derived for that household.


The categories of Household Income (HIND) include: 'Partial income stated' and 'All incomes not stated'.

    • 'Partial income stated' is used when some household members (aged 15 years and over) are temporarily absent or have not stated their income.
    • 'All incomes not stated' is used when no member of the household (aged 15 years and over) has stated their income.

In most cases, the income of visitors to a household is excluded from HIND. The exception to this is households that comprise only visitors. HIND is calculated for these households in order to collect data on household income in tourist areas.


HIND and FINF are the standard Census multiple income classifications, and are designed to satisfy a broad range of Census requirements. If there is a need to recalculate this variable under different circumstances users can use the derived variable Household Income Derivation Indicator (HIDD) in conjunction with Individual Income (INCP) to create a new household income variable.


See also Household, Household Income as Stated (HINASD), Household Income Derivation Indicator (HIDD), Income, Individual Income (INCP), Median income


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