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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/04/2001   
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Contents >> Mnemonic Index >> RPIP - Family/Household Reference Person Indicator

RPIP Family/Household Reference Person Indicator - 1st Release

The Family/Household Reference Person Indicator variable identifies the person who is used as the basis for determining the familial and non-familial relationships within a household. It is usually the person who has identified himself/herself as person one on the Household Form.  The household reference person in a multiple family household can be identified as the family reference person in the primary family.

WARNING This variable is to be used with caution as it is not an indication of ‘household headship’.

Applicable to:    Persons in family, group, lone person households

Reference person in a family household

1    Reference person in primary family
2    Reference person in second family
3    Reference person in third family

Reference person in a non-family household

4    Reference person in non-family household


5    Other household member

@    Not applicable
V    Overseas visitor

Total number of categories:    7

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

Persons in visitor only households
Persons in other not classifiable households
Persons in non-private dwellings
Persons in migratory and off-shore CDs

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