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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 >> RLHP - Relationship in Household

RLHP Relationship in Household - 1st Release

This variable describes the relationship of each person residing within the same household.

All persons aged under 15 years are classified as a child under 15 and considered dependent.

To be classified as a Dependent Student (15–24) or a Non-Dependent Child the person must be a biological, step, adopted or foster child of a couple or lone parent usually resident in the household; AND have no partner or child of his/her own usually resident in the household. Furthermore, if such a person is aged 15–24 years and studying full time they are classified as a Dependent Student, otherwise they are classified as a Non-Dependent Child.

See also Family Type (FMTF).

Applicable to:    Persons present in the household on Census Night

Husband, Wife or Partner

11    Husband, wife in a registered marriage
15    Partner in de facto marriage, opposite-sex couple
17    Partner in de facto marriage, male same-sex couple
18    Partner in de facto marriage, female same-sex couple

Lone parent

21    Lone parent

Child under 15

31    Natural, or adopted child under 15
32    Step-child under 15
33    Foster child under 15
34    Otherwise related child under 15
35    Unrelated child under 15

Dependent student (15–24)

41    Natural, or adopted dependent student
42    Student step-child
43    Student foster child

Non-dependent child

51    Natural, or adopted non-dependent child
52    Non-dependent step-child
53    Non-dependent foster child

Other related individual

61    Brother/sister
62    Father/mother
63    Grandchild
64    Grandfather/grandmother
65    Cousin
66    Uncle/aunt
67    Nephew/niece
68    Other related individual (n.e.c.)

Non-family member

71    Unrelated individual living in family household
72    Group household member
73    Lone person

Visitor (from within Australia)

99    Visitor (from within Australia)

@@    Not applicable
VV    Overseas visitor

Total number of categories:    30

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

Persons in other not classifiable households
Persons in non-private dwellings
Persons in migratory or off-shore CDs


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