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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/1996   
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Contents >> Section One: 1996 Census Classifications >> Relationship in Household - RLHP

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

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

To be classified as a Dependent Student (15-24) or a Non-Dependent Child the following conditions must apply: 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.

Note that Family Reference Persons were previously identified in this classification but now appear in the Family/Household Reference Person Indicator (RPIP) variable.

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 (nec)
        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 non classifiable households
      • Persons in non-private dwellings
      • Persons in migratory or off-shore CDs

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