Australian Bureau of Statistics
6602.0 - Microdata: Longitudinal Labour Force, Australia, 2008-10 Quality Declaration
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HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY
NUMBER OF CHILDREN AGED 0 TO 14 YEARS
This data item is only attached to parents/guardians in a family and indicates how many children aged 0 to 14 years old they have. It only applies to children who usually live in the same dwelling.
In a lone parent family, the number of children are assigned to the lone parent or guardian record.
In a couple family, both parents/guardians have the number of children assigned to their records. For example, if both parents records indicate 1 child, they have 1 child together, not 1 child each (i.e. not 2 children in the family).
The number of children reported is limited to '2 or more children aged 0 - 14.'
Other members in the family will be recorded as 'Not a parent / Not applicable.' Unrelated members in the household will also be recorded as 'Not a parent / Not applicable'
For more information on families and how ABS defines household and family characteristics, refer to the publication Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005 (cat. no. 1286.0).
Family characteristics are not collected in special dwellings (see Residence Status [URSTATC]).
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: Family (cat. no. 6103.0)
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: Child (cat. no. 6103.0)
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: Number of children aged 0 to 14 years (cat. no. 6103.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 16.14 Families and Households (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: The concept of the family (cat. no. 1286.0)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: Core variables describing family structure (cat. no. 1286.0)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: Definitions of common concepts - Child (cat. no. 1286.0)
Census Dictionary, 2011: Child (cat. no. 2901.0)
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