2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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Contents >> Glossary >> Relationship in Household (RLHP)

Relationship in Household (RLHP)


This is a key variable at the person level. It is used to record the relationship of each person in a family to the family reference person or, where a person is not part of a family, that person's relationship to the household reference person.


A question on relationship has been included in all Australian censuses. Since the 1986 Census, relationship to Person 1 and/or Person 2 has been asked in respect of each child. This is necessary to classify step children.


For more information regarding the categories contained within RLHP see the following entries:


Same-sex couple, Lone parent, Married registered, Child under 15, Other related individual, Non-dependent child, Non-family member, Lone person household, Group household.


See also Family Composition (FMCF), Family/Household Reference Person Indicator (RPIP).


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