2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001  
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MDCP Social Marital Status - 2nd Release

This variable identifies a person’s relationship status based on their current living arrangements. Where a couple relationship exists in the household the type of relationship is identified. All persons aged 15 and over, who are present in the household on Census Night and who are not in a couple relationship are identified as ‘not married’.

See also Registered Marital Status (MSTP) and Relationship in Household (RLHP).

Applicable to:    Persons aged 15 years and over present in the household on Census Night

1    Married in a registered marriage
2    Married in a de facto marriage
3    Not married
4    Not applicable
5     Overseas visitor

Total number of categories:    5

Not applicable (4) category comprises:

Persons aged under 15 years
Persons in Non-Classifiable households
Persons in non-private dwellings
Persons in migratory and off-shore CDs

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