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 - Primary family reference person
2 - Second family reference person
3 - Third family reference person
Reference person in a non-family household
4 - Non-family reference person
5 - Other person
@ - Not applicable
V - Overseas
Total number of categories: 7
Not applicable (@) category comprises: Persons in households containing visitors only
- Persons in non classifiable households
- Persons in non-private dwellings
- Persons in migratory and off-shore CDs