This variable counts the total number of people who were temporarily absent from the household. Due to form limitations a maximum of three people can be coded as temporarily absent. This count includes husbands/wives, de facto partners, unrelated flatmates or co-tenants, children (i.e. dependent children under 15, dependent students (15-24) and non-dependent children).
Applicable to: Family and group households.
0 - No persons temporarily absent from household
1 - One person temporarily absent from household
2 - Two persons temporarily absent from household
3 - Three persons temporarily absent from household
@ - Not applicable
Total number of categories: 5
Not applicable (@) category comprises:
- Households containing visitors only
- Non classifiable households
- Unoccupied private dwellings
- Migratory and off-shore CDs