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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2011   
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FMCF Family Composition
First release

Icon - Families Family Composition classifies families into different types. When classifying families into different types, information about temporarily absent family members is used.

No provision has been made in Family Composition to classify family members outside the family nucleus. For example, in a family which contains a couple and their dependent children, plus a parent of one of the couple, the latter would be recorded as an 'other related individual'. Identification of such persons within a family is done by means of 'Relationship in household' (RLHP) data.

Applicable to:Families in family households

Categories:1COUPLE FAMILY WITH NO CHILDREN

12Couple family with no children

122 Couple family with no children

1222Couple family with no children

2COUPLE FAMILY WITH CHILDREN

21Couple family with children under 15

211Couple family with children under 15 and dependent students

2111 Couple family with children under 15, dependent students and non-dependent children
2112 Couple family with children under 15, dependent students and no non-dependent children

212Couple family with children under 15 and no dependent students

2121 Couple family with children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
2122 Couple family with children under 15, no dependent students and no non-dependent children

22Couple family with no children under 15

221Couple family with no children under 15 and with dependent students

2211Couple family with no children under 15, and with dependent students and non-dependent children
2212Couple family with no children under 15, and with dependent students and no non-dependent children

222Couple family with no children under 15 and no dependent students

2221Couple family with no children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children

3ONE PARENT FAMILY

31One parent family with children under 15

311One parent family with children under 15 and dependent students

3111One parent family with children under 15, dependent students and non-dependent children
3112One parent family with children under 15, dependent students and no non-dependent children

312One parent family with children under 15 and no dependent students

3121One parent family with children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
3122One parent family with children under 15, no dependent students and no non-dependent children

32One parent family with no children under 15

321One parent family with no children under 15 and with dependent students

3211One parent family with no children under 15, with dependent students and non-dependent children
3212One parent family with no children under 15, with dependent students and no non-dependent children

322One parent family with no children under 15 and no dependent students

3221One parent family with no children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children

9OTHER FAMILY

92Other family

922Other family

9222Other family

@@@@Not applicable


Number of categories:one digit level
two digit level
three digit level
four digit level
    4
    6
    10
    17

Not applicable (@@@@) category comprises:

  • Non-family/Non-classifiable households
  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s



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